The Art of Fabric Guest post contributed by Elise Morgan
The Art of Fabric: A Retrospective of Fashion Style
The clothes humans wore in the past (and that they still do, today) are not merely fabrics that covered their bodies: they represent a reflection of the spirit of one time. To illustrate this with a few examples: before the 20th century, new clothes were accessible only to rich people that used it to show off their wealth and clothes were even used as currency in the trade system. In the Colonial Period, clothes were directly associated with person’s social position and class. Fast forward through time and think about the period of 60s, the era of mini-skirts: it was the time of sexual revolution and severe changes in society’s attitude towards women and their bodies. The way fashion changed throughout history can tell us a lot about economic, social, and cultural values of different eras. Here are the fashion highlights of the most interesting ones.