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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s Omni-Channel Retailing?

    Juli 19th, 2015

    The use of omni-channel retailing has become close to mandatory in today’s economy though many customers find it an intrusion of their privacy.

    Must known fashion term #50: Omni-Channel Retailing

    Omni-channel retailing is a retailing strategy that makes use of multiple channels that preferably work together to motivate customers to purchase a product. Omni-channel retailing started as multi-channel retailing with a combination of brick and mortar stores and ordering options such as catalogs and ordering via telephone.

    Today the rapid technical evolution has expanded the possibilities of multi-channel retailing for example through the Internet, mobile phones and GPS tracking. Using these multiple channels in cooperation is called omni-channel retailing.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who`s Geoffrey Beene?

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Geoffrey Beene is one of the most prestigious American fashion designers of the 20th century and has influenced many designers following him.

    Must known fashion person #49: Geoffrey Beene

    The American fashion designer Geoffrey Beene was born in 1927 in Haynesville and is best known for comfortable, dressy womenswear and timeless design. Beene lives on through the designers he influenced throughout his career especially through his former apprentice Alber Elbaz, who is now the creative director of Lanvin.

    Today, top-class customers such as Pat Nixon, Nancy Reagan and Glenn Close are loyal fans of his work.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s a Brick-and-Mortar?

    April 22nd, 2015

    In a time where you almost can buy everything online there are still enough offline stores around and always will be.

    Must known fashion term #48: Brick-and-Mortar

    Brick-and-Mortar businesses are physical locations of retail stores, boutiques and department houses. In other words: anything retail but online.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Diana Vreeland?

    März 17th, 2015

    Diana Vreeland, was a well-known fashion editor who lived from 1903 to 1989.

    Must known fashion person #47: Diana Vreeland

    Vreeland was well known as a fashion icon during the 20th century. In 1965, the fashion editor who not only worked for the fashion magazines Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue but also for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s a broderie anglaise?

    Januar 14th, 2015

    That’s for sure, it’s a kind of needle lace aka English lace.

    Must known fashion term #46: Broderie Anglaise

    Broderie anglaise is a kind of needle lace that was especially popular in England in the 19th century but is used in fashion till today.  The technique used to create broderie anglaise or English lace is basically the same used to make a buttonhole. These buttonholes are cut and sewn all over the fabric in oval and round shapes to create patterns.

    Broderie anglaise used to be very popular for undergarments and the trim for dresses. Today it is still used but on a much smaller scale.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Caroline Reboux

    November 7th, 2014

    Caroline Reboux also known as the “Queen of the Milliners” was a French fashion designer who lived from 1837 to 1927.

    Must known fashion person #45: Caroline Reboux

    Reboux is well known for inventing the famous cloche hat in 1908. The ‘Queen of the Milliners’ and well known as the one and only creative fashion hat designer back then, opened her first hat shop in Paris in 1865.

    In the 1920s, Reboux was also the first designer who added a veil to a woman’s hat.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s a cleavage?

    Oktober 7th, 2014

    Today we’d like to explain what a cleavage is. Of course it’s a jargon that’s used in fashion only.

    Must known fashion term #44: Cleavage

    The cleavage is the area between a woman’s breasts and lower chest that is revealed when wearing a garment with a low-cut neckline. Showing too much cleavage in some cultures is considered offensive and immodest yet others may find it attractive or sexy.

    Therefore there are many garments like ball gowns, swimwear or lingerie that show plenty of cleavage.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s an H-Line?

    Juni 3rd, 2014

    What was introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954 still remains an important fashion shape in today’s fashion.

    Must known fashion term #42: H-Line

    The term ‘H-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress or a skirt that is shaped like the capital letter ‘H’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls to, or just below, the knee.

    Dior used his invention of the classic pencil skirt which was tailored for a close fit back then to describe the shape of the new H-Line. See also Dior’s A-Line and Y-Line.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Vanessa Friedman?

    April 24th, 2014

    The New York Times has a new fashion critic.

    Must known fashion person #41: Vanessa Friedman

    Vanessa Friedman joined the New York Times as fashion director and chief fashion critic. She is going to take on the dual roles left by Suzy Menkes, who’s leaving The International New York Times and Cathy Horyn.

    Friedman definitely is familiar to this business. She worked prior as the fashion editor of the Financial Times from 2002 to March 2014.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s a Work Pocket?

    März 28th, 2014

    It’s safe to say that in fashion we have a lot of different pocket kinds. A work pocket is just one of them.

    Must known fashion term #40: Work Pocket

    A work pocket, also called tie pocket is a big pocket that is sewn to a ribbon and often contains two pockets, one on each side of the garment – usually a dress or skirt, worn underneath it.

    Since this kind of pockets were used by women in the late 18th and early 19th century for carrying important items, the tie pockets were tied around the waist.

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