Graciela Fairclough
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Fashion Is Having a 'Senior Moment'

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 9:38 PM

Fashion is about the clothes: past trends, what's au courant and predictions for upcoming seasons.

Style is about elevating the intent of fashion to another level; the body as canvas and clothes as a medium to achieve original expression. Style is the magic that makes fashion one's own: a...

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If the Dress Could Speak: Reminiscences of Couturier David Sassoon

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 7:17 AM

To mark its ten year anniversary, the Fashion and Textile Museum ( FTM), London celebrates with the opening of its new exhibition- The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon. The show chronicles the amazing history of British couture label Bellville Sassoon. Established in 1953 by socialite Belinda Bellville, the label was originally...

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Don't Skirt the Issue: Give Rise to the Autumn 2013 Fashion Trend

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 1:29 PM

The skirt has been a form of basic wear since ancient times. Only the lion-cloth predates it, establishing the skirt as the second oldest article of clothing in the chronology of apparel.


Grecian garments (womenswear)

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(image from fashion-era.com)

Grecian garments...
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Inter-Seasonal Dress: Bridge The Winter To Spring Divide

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 1:34 PM

Weather definitely influences wardrobe choices. Yet, it need not impose set fashion decisions.

Inter-seasonal dress bridges a divide between points on the fashion calendar. It manages the attire gap created from the moment the next season's collections are presented to when it is wholly feasible to 'weather wise wear'...

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Inter-seasonal Dress: Bridge the Winter to Spring Divide

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 1:34 PM

Weather definitely influences wardrobe choices. Yet, it need not impose set fashion decisions.

Inter-seasonal dress bridges a divide between points on the fashion calendar. It manages the attire gap created from the moment the next season's collections are presented to when it is wholly feasible to 'weather wise wear'...

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Women Wearing the Pants: Evolution of Andro-Chic Style

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 8:52 PM

Throughout history, certain garments have come to be narrowly defined as gender specific. Within the context of western attire skirts, blouses and dresses are commonly regarded as articles of women's wear. While shirts, trousers and ties form the basis of men's wardrobe. Yet, the changeable nature of fashion constantly challenged...

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Women Wearing the Pants: Evolution of Andro-Chic Style

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 8:52 PM

Throughout history, certain garments have come to be narrowly defined as gender specific. Within the context of western attire skirts, blouses and dresses are commonly regarded as articles of women's wear. While shirts, trousers and ties form the basis of men's wardrobe. Yet, the changeable nature of fashion constantly challenged...

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