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    Dior fashion house history

    The story of this fashion house begins in 1947 when Dior revolutionized the fashion through the „new look” trend, this stabilizing with every new collection the fashion trends, the house remaking itself through extravagant pret-a-porter and haute couture collections. Seven years later, the designer was against its own collections, making a new style, named as „flat look” which had masculine straight lines. The „haute couture monarch” as Dior was named was extremely appreciated and any of his propositions were considered obligatory trends by women. This made the brand grow more




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    Victorian era inspired pieces

    We were telling you earlier about the victorian era and crinoline which is a representative style of that period and are kind of coming back to our days, some clothes being inspired by that extravaganza. Over time, a lot of big names from fashion industry like Valentino, Alexander McQueen or Marc Jacobs used as an inspiration source this era. This year, the big fashion designers chose that most of their clothes to gravitate around this era.  Because of this, in this season we can see on the big catwalks elements




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    Jeans’ over 500 years old history

    No matter the brand, cut or colour, the jeans were and still are one of the most popular clothes for men and women. They first appeared in 1860s, special for the workers, and it was made of denim, a very strong fabric that made them hard to get dirty and easy to wash. Even though they have a lot of names, these pants are associated every time with USA, even though their history begins over 500 years ago in Genova, Italy. Genova Marine needed sailor clothes to be resistent to





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    Versace history

    Versace fashion house is one of the most popular brands in the fashion world, offering a lot of luxury products, from haute couture collections to perfumes and cosmetic products, to furniture and accesories for interior design. The foundation of this house was put in 1978 by the italian designer Gianni Versace.. In this period, Versace introduces in his concepts metallic elements which are a detail specific of this brand. In 1993, the designer get the Oscar in fashion and Versace is explaining his attitude that will have for the fashion




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    Victorian fashion and the crinoline

    In mid 19th century, France had very new fashion designs, bringing back the crinoline. The name comes from the material the skirt was made – crin which meant horse hair, and linum which means linen, sometimes being switched with cotton. To make a crinoline, there are used huge quantities of material, especially at that time when the Rococo style was replaced with ruffles. Between 1854 and 1866, the biggest crinoline factory from Saxony produced almost 10 million pieces. Thinking that each crinoline needed aproximately 55 meters of wire, the whole




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    Bucovina Traditional Folk Costume

    No matter what ethnographic region it’s from, the Romanian traditional folk costume is admired and appreciated in the whole world. The traditional folk costume from Bucovina region of Romania it is made special for the climatic conditions, with long winters, a lot of snow and cold summers. The people’s adaptation to these medium conditions is through hemp natural fibers, cotton or wool made clothes. Bucovina women are still manually doing the clothes, using folkloric symbols, such as the sun, wheat ear, leaves and the cross that means the faith in




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    Romper’s evolution

    The romper appeared initially in the street fashion around 1972. Initially, this was worn in another context than the one today, this being a piece that would protect the pants during the working hours, being worn by men. The first country where women have worn for the first time a romper was UK. In that moment, this clothing changed the history, this being the result of women’s emancipation in the work field. In their case, the romper was worn as an overall, just like men, to protect their job. In




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    Chanel History

    Chanel Fashion House or the legacy left by Coo Chanel is an empire which values billions of dollars, being one of the most notorious and powerful brands in the world. The name and the brand managed to get over two World Wars, crisis and recessions and the competition with the replicas and Chinese factories. Even though on its first apparitions, Chanel creations shocked through breaking the fashion barriers, nowadays, they’re an elegance standard. The little black dress existed before Coco, but she managed to transform it in a perfect outfit




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    Diane von Furstenberg and the wrap dress

    The Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg remarked in the fashion workd after she invented the famous wrap dress. This piece of clothing changed the fashion history managing to win a place in “Costume Institute of Metropolitan Museum of Art”. The iconic piece was created when Diane was only 26 years old and as she says, the success of this dress helped her to become what is now. The designer built the fashion house Diane von Furstenberg in the ‘70s with only $30.000. In 1974 she debuted at New York




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    Women’s shirts

    The women shirts appeared first during the Roman Empire, looking like a knee long tunic, and it was fastened at the waist with a belt. Later it was encrusted with pearls and other precious stones by the byzantins, way before buttons were invented. Initially it wasn’t made for women, but for men, which were wearing it underneath the clothes to absorb the sweat. The 18th century was revolutionary for the shirt, especially for women beginning to become very popular, using big cleavage and fine embroidery. On the market began to




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    2000s Fashion

    The 2000s brought many changes in the fashion industry, due to the high woman’s emancipation grade, they wouldn’t be so judged by the other persons if she’d show too much skin. The designers showed us very diversified pieces of clothing, from very simple designs to very complex and weird ones. If we would make a top of the most loved clothing pieces or accessories of the 2000s, in that top will be the next pieces: extremely low cut jeans, pointy tip shoes, thick soled sneakers, corset top or jeans skirt.




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    The History of The Little Black Dress

    For nearly a century, the black dress is the secret weapon of every woman’s wardrobe but also favorite fashion designers on the catwalks. Before the 20s, it was considered indecent if you were wearing black, only mourning widows being able to wear black clothes for two years. During World War One, black was included more and more in the wardrobes of women, and widows were allowed just to accessorize with a simple black bow. In 1926, Coco Chanel, creates ‘the little black dress’, a black dress of jersey up to




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    About the textile industry

    Over time, the textile industry has grown exponentially, as fashion designers increasingly designed several clothing styles demanded by the public. Thus, there was an increased demand for textiles in various forms. If we can say one certain thing about the textile industry, it is that the textile market is one of those markets that will never die. As long as the garments are created, and we are concerned about our personal style, the textile industry will continue to exist. Throughout history, the  recent years have been beneficial for the market, at least in




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    Creative jobs in the fashion industry you didn’t know that existed

    A job in the fashion industry always sounds good, regardless of the position held in this area. If you are accustomed to the jobs common in fashion – sales, photography, content creation, design, etc., there is a number of functions less accessible and known to most people in the fashion industry. Today, the opportunities and openings offered by the industry are numerous, especially since technological progress is advancing even while reading this article. Thus, we made a research in career opportunities offered by the modern fashion industry, and we decided to share with




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    The Phanariote Age and the Romanian boyar’s fashion

    The clothing of the boyars of Romanian and Moldovan country in the eighteenth century was deeply influenced by fashion in Constantinople, immediately after the inauguration of the Phanariot regime. The oriental style, characterized by extravagance and opulence, was in strong contrast with the traditional style of the ordinary people.  On the Romanian territory, the influences of Constantinople gained other connotations. Often, the boyars exceeded the luxury clothing items wore by the Gate’s High dignitaries. Romanian noblemen wore ggiubele, cepchene, salvari, islice, and fermenele, often made of the most sophisticated fabrics, and which




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    Clothing during the 17th century

    The clothing worn by Europeans during the seventeenth century was deeply influenced by the trends in fashion, defined as rapid changes of fashion style, changes due to the trendsetters – fact which was unique that time. Throughout the century, garments were both restrictive, and comfortable, and restrictive again. Excessive ornaments were, in turn, excluded from the clothing, and returned, both for men and women. While most prosperous individuals continued to determine and influence the most popular styles, political preferences and the rising of the middle class began to have an influence on fashion too.




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    11 things you didn’t know about fashion in World War I

    World War I was one of mass destruction. However, on both sides of the First World War – both at home and on the front, people gave great importance to the clothes they wore. 1. The clothes had to be disinfected and cleaned very often, so negotiations were made for using hotel washing machines. But the biggest problem was drying clothes in winter. Thus, there were many rooms equipped with wires, and every time a company moved, these arrangements had to be completely rebuilt. 2. The brands Rimmel and subsequently Maybelline, which appeared




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    Garments in superstitions, legends and traditions (Part 2)

    We continue the first part of the article dedicated to the strange superstitions on garments from around the world,  and we present you some other curiosities that will make you smile and to put some questions about humans and society habits. When we wear the clothes inside out, we use to change them quickly because a Romanian tradition says that it brings bad weather. Another superstition says that the garments worn inside out is a good sign, a lucky one, so if you change them, you change you luck too. It is




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    Garments in superstitions, legends and traditions (Part 1)

    We believe it or not, clothes occupy a very important role in topics regarding superstitions, traditions and legends from around the world. We know very little of them, but you’d be surprised how many there are, and especially whatelements of individually they bring, depending on the culture of their origin. Next, we invite you to delight yourself with the most surprising superstitions regarding garments, gathered from around the world: 1. In Scotland, according to tradition, infants should be baptized as soon as possible, to be protected from the fairies. In this regard, in




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    The only female pharaoh in history wore manly clothes and fake beard

    A rather distant retrospective upon history shows us that the moments when a woman was the leader of a state, territory or region, are very few. Besides Cleopatra, we don’t have in mind many such examples. And, because we already indirectly mentioned Egypt, did you know that there was only one female pharaoh in history? She got to wear men’s clothes and fake beard, holding her people under her rule for over 20 years. In the early nineteenth century Champollion, a French explorer and archaeologist discovers in Egypt (specifically in Deir el Bahari)




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    The history of… socks and stockings!

    The fact that the history of clothes and clothing dates back to earlier eras before the true civilization, we all know it. The reason people have started to use clothes is also obvious: not for aesthetics did the first Neolithic people used clothes, but for protection against weather variations. Until today, we are aware that in winter is necessary to wear thick clothes to avoid health problems which can be fatal for us. Nowadays, unlike the Neolithic, we care about the way clothes look on us.  About the appearance of clothes we have all




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    Traditional folk costumes all around the world

    Traditional folk costumes are particularly relevant in terms of defining a country, a nation. Only by watching the entire costume, and by carefully analyzing the details, symbols and colors on them we are able to make a lot of correlations between elements which define the culture of a nation. Because we are generally familiar with the Romanian traditional clothing, which is very simple, generally speaking, we thought to present you several types of traditional costumes from around the world, and to challenge you to an exercise of imagination: how many things do




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    The most expensive dresses in the world

    There are a lot of issues which we have to take into account when we realize a top of dresses, for example. In fact, this thing applies also to every top, not only the one of the dresses’. Because one of the most important things we take into consideration when we choose a dress is money, we thought that you’d enjoy a top of the most expensive dresses in the world. You’ll see that the huge prices were established by another criteria than the usual ones: 1. The most expensive




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    The trousers and their role in the women’s emancipation process

    Nowadays, the trousers are very common articles of clothing. We can see them all around us, worn by people of all ages, in the most various designs and colours, but we have no idea about the history behind them, and we don’t know that they’ve played a very important role in the women’s emancipation process. Therefore, we will present you today some important historical bench-marks regarding the evolution of these articles of clothing. There are ancient evidences of the existence of trousers, since the Paleolithic era. Of course, the design




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    How to organise a fashion show? (2)

    Last week, we described the main characteristics of a fashion show as it is seen from backstage. We consider that it essential for everybody to see beyond the appearances, because generally speaking, fashion shows are seen as simple events, due to the short amount of time and to the type of activity implied. Now, that we have seen the entire process which stays behind the organization of a fashion show, and we are convinced that it isn’t easy to be a part of the organising team of such a project,




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    How to organise a fashion show? (1)

    Everyone of us watched at least once a fashion show. As an outsider who watches it on TV or sitting comfortable on a chair, the event itself doesn’t seem to be very complex. Practically speaking, what could be that difficult in organising an event where some people have to do the catwalk and to present some articles of clothing? We’ll tell you what: despite of its, there is a very complex organisational system  for such an activity, a system that has to function perfectly in order to impress the audience.




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    The most bizarre trends of the past centuries (2)

    Last week, we’ve started to talk about different trends regarding articles of clothing or beauty rituals of the past times. We presented you the risk exposure of women who wore crinolines, the trauma suffered by the chinese women who practiced for centuries the ritual of the “lotus feet”, and the very strange hair styles known as “fontange”. This topic, though, wasn’t fully exploited. The more we look back in history, the more we become aware of the fact that the beauty rituals and fashion trends of the other times are




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    The most bizarre trends of the past centuries (1)

    If we’d have to define the last centuries’ fashion using only one word, the most suitable would be “weird”. And we do not say that because the articles of clothing were ugly or without any sense, but because they  brought great risks to the one who used to wear them. There also were very dangerous rituals meant to improve the quality of the beauty. You’ll read some of the weirdest trends. It is possible that you already know them, and it is also possible that you are not even aware




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    Clothing style in Ancient Egypt

    The fascination we have for the Ancient Egyptțs culture will never disappear. The cultural and artistic inheritance which we have from them allows us to say that the ancient egyptians was one of the most important civilizations ever. If we want to define with a single word or expression the entire egyptian culture, then it should be “the fascination for death”. All the achievements regarding architecture, painting, sculpture, decorations or clothing contain references about death, life after death and other religious issues about death. The confection of coloured woven was




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    The history of second-hand clothing in London

    Selling and buying second-hand articles of clothing is not a recent tradition. Lending or changing the clothes which were worn before has always been one of the most important elements of our society and culture, as humanity. Moreover, there has been a period when the economy was empowered by the existence of this type of services. The changing relationship between style and economy gave birth to the second-hand clothing. Throughout the decades, the clothing style of London was truly bound to the way we perceive and relate to the economy.




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    Five of the most important fashion designers of all times

    The 20th century is known for great and visible improvements concerning the articles of clothing for both men and women. Of course, in order to be able to develop itself, fashion needed a numerous group of people able to reform the tradition and to make possible the evolution; nowadays, we know this people as fashion designers. The majority of the most reprezentative fashion designers of all times are known, even today, for their ability to exhibit the beauty of the women’s body by stylish, creative and modernist clothes. In the




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    Interesting and funny facts which you didn’t know about fashion

    Did you know that in Antic Greece, people exercised naked? Or that there are places around the world where skirts and dresses are not seen as articles of clothing for women only, and even men wear them? Speaking about fashion, things have changed very much. Nowadays, we are so used with what we have that we cannot admit another possibility of existence. This is why we thought that you may like to read some curiosities and funny facts about the evolution of the articles of clothing, among the time: 1. 




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    Three benchmarks which changed fashion forever

    Most of the actual trends regarding fashion are not stable or imperishable. The trends which are in the van of fashion are not long-term successful. But it is important to be aware of the fact that there are some clothing articles which we wear day by day and year by year, and they never fade away. Today, we’ll present you when and how they’ve appeared and who were the creators who managed to influence fashion forever, defining our everyday style. We talk about simple and classic articles of clothing, which




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    The strangest articles of clothing and accessories all around the world

    Creativity was always one of the most important characteristics of humanity. The evolution belongs to those who had the courage to see further than the known world and to experiment new things. Once you are able to leave your comfort zone behind, and once you allow your imagination to express itself, unimaginable things can be born. This is the case of great artists and designers of nowadays, who were able to notice that we live in a world where saying or bringing something new is harder and harder. With great




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    Most shocking beauty rituals from women’s history

    Humanity has reached a point where the concept of evolution cannot be understood anymore without a reference to the social and scientific innovation – which is hardly found, obviously. Today, we have almost everything, and the things which seemed impossible to realize thousands of years ago are today common things, part of our daily routine. The beauty rituals used by the modern woman represent a very usual activity, and the idea of the lack of make-up products is pretty imperceptible. If we look back carefully, we can easily see that




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    60s Fashion

    After many years of conservative style, fashion finally evolved in the 60`s – it became radical and liberal, embracing influences from all over the world. Let`s take a short trip through fashion in the 60’s When we think about that time, the first images that come to mind are those of the hippie movement: bohemian outfits, neglected and strongly personalized. What most of us don`t know is that fashion in the 60`s meant much more than just the hippie movement style. The 60’s represented a mix of styles when it




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    Evolution of hats

    The hat was used in the past to protect you from wind, sun and other factors of nature. Improper  to say hat,  because it was just a piece of animal skin that protect you. Later they began to take shape and be made ​​either of straw or leather. Subsequently  this accessory exudes decency. Very inteligent or religious people wore the hat to have a decent outfit. Bareheaded was regarded with reluctance and expresses indecency. In a few hundred years hats were replaced by gold crowns with precious stones. All persons




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    Baroque style

    Baroque style period started in 1600s which brings a lot of eccentricity, ornaments design and luxury materials. In fashion, these changes began in France where Louis XIV set new fashion trends. At that time it was a very artistic epoch. The Baroque style is defined by the use of flower decorations and fine materials, colored patterns,  by broad lace, by high collars and by the sumptuous outfits. Sleeves became very big . The principal motifs are printed fabrics with  gold embroidery , color excesses and tall or broad hats. This style used to suggest a




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    70s Fashion

    Did you think that fashion in the seventies was all about platform pants, Lycra, and disco wear? There was a lot more to fashion in the 1970s than we give the decade credit for. From experimenting with hemlines to taking inspiration from the clothes that the regular men wore, fashion designers from the seventies went all out. High fashion joined hands with bohemian clothing and that made for quite a spectacular result.  Criticism regarding 70s fashion scene where there as well with many people calling it one of the most




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    50s fashion

      50s fashion was noted by a plus of femininity in terms of women’s garments. The first fashion designer who was noticed faioms Christian Dior was a revolutionary collection. He managed to bring back long dresses, tight waist, puffed sleeves, and novelty pieces such as the lake and handbags strap miniature “issues” that highlights fundamental feminine beauty.   50s is noted Marilyn Monroe, which adds color colorful headscarves and fashion through oversized glasses.




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    Noble Wardrobe

    Queen Marie of Romania was the wife of King Ferdinand I of Romania and the mother of King Carol II. During the reign of the King of Romania, Queen Mary has shown real interest in supporting Romania’s diplomatic qualities. During the World War I she served as nurse of charity, which earned her the name “mother wounded.” Queen Marie was a lover of art, beautiful and tasteful. She is the author of memoir writing and poetry for children. From here passion for luxury jewelry and expensive clothing items. Any appearance




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    How to match the Colors

    Want to know how you can match the colors of the garments regardless of the occasion? This is educative and we can teach how to match the colors. Textile production produce clothing in a large palette of colors. if you do not make mistakes when you have to be in trend and match garment here are some rules you must follow. Keep always in mind the following: * Wear soft pink with brown , mint , olive , gray , turquoise * Wear dark pink ( fuchsia ) with brown




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    How To Match Color

    Want to know how you can match the colors of the garments regardless of the occasion? This is educative and we can teach how to match the colors. Textile production produce clothing in a large palette of colors. if you do not make mistakes when you have to be in trend and match garment here are some rules you must follow. Keep always in mind the following: * Wear soft pink with brown , mint , olive , gray , turquoise * Wear dark pink ( fuchsia ) with brown




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    The Business attire

    Manufactured clothes which compose business attire today aren’t represented by serious tailoring anymore, rather they are now more feminine, colorful and modern. Business attires differ from one work domain to another, for example women who work at banks, lawyer firms and in politics chose to wear more traditional suit, main colors being grey, blue and black. The more creative the industry women work in is, the more relaxed their attires get and the color pallet is larger. A general rule for the business code, is that regardless of the domain,




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    Ana Ipatescu

    Ana Ipatescu has made herself remarked because of the event that took place at the 1848 revolution. Together with Nicolae Golescu, a born revolutionary, Ana opatescu took it upon herself to convince the masses that only by a unitary movement, can the revolution be saved. She succeeded in her mission and become an heroine of the Revolution from 1848. There are few documents about Ana Ipatescu’s life, it seems that she was the daughter of a noble man and she was born in 1805. A year after the revolution she




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    The Roman’s army attire

    In the Roman army the emphasis wasn’t put on the textile confections but rather on the armor and equipment. The textile confections worn by the Roman army were represented by classic tunics, similar to the ones the civilians wore, which were tied up with a belt. Military tunics were as long as 1.55 meters, wide of 1.4 meters and weigh 1.6 kilograms, manufactured out of flax or wool with long or short sleeves. „Clavi” were decorative bands out of textile material, wide from 1 to 4 cm, and they were




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    The classic French men suit

    The French Bourgeois imposed strictness not only in art, but also in the structure of the suit. In the 17th century, manufactured clothing for men evolved in a serious and somber note. The prevailing colors were gold and red and the preferred fabrics were shiny, velvet and lace. Men’s textile confections were oversized and they highlighted their waists with the cut of the suit. The pants were bouffant, shirts had voluminous cuffs and collars and they were confectioned out of lace. The shirts were attached at the collar with a




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    The ballet costume

    Ballet costumes date back to the 16th century and play an important role in the esthetics of the show. At first the dresses were long and heavy even though they were manufactured out of silk. The dresses had many layers of silk, lace and embroideries, making them voluminous and hard to dance in for ballerinas. Because ballerinas were held back by their costumes and the movements weren’t executed graciously, in the 19th century ballet costumes became lighter and body tight with fewer layers. The only piece of the costume that




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    The raincoat

    The raincoat was invented out of necessity, to protect us from rain and wind. Since autumn is just around the corner, we need a raincoat to protect our manufactured clothes. Usually, these coats are manufactured out of waterproof fabrics of different colors and sizes. Raincoats are worn by both adults and children. If you chose to wear a colorful raincoat you can change your mood on a gloomy rainy day.




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    The Story of Mita Biciclista (Mita The biker)

    Known as „Mita Biciclista”, Maria Mihăescu, was born in 1885 in Ditesti in Prahova county. She became famous under the name of „Mita Bicilista” in 1898 because she was the first woman to ride a bike through Bucharest, when the bike was a rarity in those days. „Mita Biciclista” was a famous courtesan who led a life without material problems and who was courted by the most famous men of those times like Nicolae Grigorescu, Octavian Goga and even King Ferdinan, who gave her a house as a present. Mita




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    Fashion in the ‘80s

    Fashion in the ‘80s had various influences such as Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop and each style made itself remarked through a celebrity: the Madonna trend, the Heavy Metal, the Michael Jackson trend etc. Even with so many influences, the ‘80s fashion had a couple of elements that were specific to it. Textile confections were manufactured out of shiny fabrics, spandex or lurex, which had a wide range of neon colors that were very noticeable. Women’s clothing became more daring, the women being more extravagant than men. In women’s closets manufactured clothes




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    Noblemen’s outfits from the Dambovita Fortress

    In 2009, Bucharest made 550 years since the first documented attestation. During Vlad Tepes’s time, Bucharest was named Dambovita Fortress and now it bears the name of an European capital. At the beginning of the 19th century, textile confections had a Constantinopolitan mark and they were much desired. In fashion as fabrics, silk and expensive furs were the most popular. The diffraction of the noblemen was done by the manufactured clothes they wore and by the shape and size of their hats. Over their shirts, noblemen wore a cloak that




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    Roman Fashion

    In Ancient Rome, fashion didn’t play an important role. The textile confections of the Romans were characterized by simplicity. The manufactured clothes were represented by a toga, which was actually just a white piece of cloth or wool in an ellipse shape, long to the toes, reaching even 6 meters. Later on, in imperial times, the toga went through some changes. The rulers wore red togas with golden embroidery and purple edges. Roman women wore textile confections represented by flax shirts which were very long and on the torso they




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    The punk era in Fashion

    The punk trend in the fashion industry is a mixture of non-conformism with romantic, a unique style, complex and daring. This style won over many fans in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but there are still traces of it in today’s fashion. Textile confections characteristic to the punk style are leather jackets, ripped skinny jeans, boots, patches and bizarre combinations of fabric and chains. Textile production was overwhelmed with requests for this sort of punk manufactured clothes in those years of glory when Sex Pistols and Cure were amongst the most




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    Style and elegance in Ancient Greece

    Greeks were considered an elegant nation who was focused on beauty and their textile confections. Homer believed that the Greeks were beautiful people and Greek women were considered goddesses of beauty. Even if the fashion sense of the world was in a primitive state, the Greeks tried in their times to amaze through the textile confections they dressed in. The only fabric used in manufacturing clothes was flax. They would manufacture a baggy dress which was decorated with embroidery, gold thread and beads depending on the social status the person




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    Lace Sensor Dress

    The Lace Sensor Dress collection dresses are the first textile confections which once are touched start telling a story. Manufactured out of handmade embroidery made by Anja Hertenberger and Meg Grant on 100 year old looms, these women’s manufactured clothes are real masterpieces. Each lace contains a different story. This lace has special sensors added, so when pressured their volume enlarges. Each lace has its own story, subsequently meaning that each dress has its own tale. The collection was presented in Scotland on 6-10 of March 2013 at the Stanza Poetry Festival.




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    The wedding dress

    According to the writings of Kelsey McIntyre in her book “The history of the white dress”, textile confections worn on the wedding day weren’t since always white. It seems that Queen Victoria imposed the white dress at her wedding with Albert de Saxa-Coburg in 1840. The Queen’s wedding dress was the start of a tradition. There is a saying according to which the color of the manufactured clothes worn on your wedding day influence your fate: “wear white on your wedding day and you will make the wisest choices, marry





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    Extreme beauty

    We are already used to the fact that in the period of time 1800 and 1900, women used to endanger their lives in order to show their shapes and look exceptional every day. From the famous textile confections represented by highly tightened corsets, in which ladies could barely even breathe, to the most bizarre beauty techniques. Aside from the clothes, women would go through excruciating pain for an impeccable look. In 1930 it was discovered that you can get rid of freckles with carbon ice. During the treatment the eyes




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    Hotel uniforms

    Uniforms for hotels are represented by textile confections manufactured after a certain model and are obligatory for hotel staff. Each employee has a certain model destined for him depending on the service he provides. There are uniforms designed for receptionists, room service, bellboy, cleaning staff etc. The textile confections factory, ArtifexLohn, manufactures on request any model of uniform for hotels depending on the needs and wishes of the client. The fabrics used are of best quality and manufactured by highly qualified staff. We accept requests for small series or lohn




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    The history of undergarment

    It seems that the undergarment is the oldest textile confections going back to Adam and Eve, when they would hide their private parts with leaves and other plant materials. Since then, people continued to wear these sorts of textile confections in order to prevent their private parts from showing, because it was considered highly unacceptable in the society. The first ones to wear G-strings were the gladiators. Roman women wore a fabric in a triangle shape, wider in the back and narrower in the front, which would stay on the




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    Mattress covers

    Mattress covers are textile confections manufactured out of cotton or linen and have the role of protecting the mattress and offering a longer life span for it. The ArtifexLohn textile confection factory offers a wide variety of mattress covers depending on the needs of the client. 100% cotton mattress covers are ideal for the summer, letting the skin breath while absorbing sweat, waterproof covers are perfect for families with small children, zipper covers and covers with woolen protection. Mattress covers are easy to maintain, can be washed at home, and




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    Fashion in the ‘70s

    A funky era in fashion, the begging of the ‘70s kept a part of the ‘60s in it with the mini-skirts, bell bottoms and hippie style but just for a year. 1971 brings with it the disco era, with high platform shoes, sparkles and wide trousers. Also in the 1971 the hot pants were introduced in the fashion scene, being a textile confection represented by very short pants that had a high waist. Another popular textile confection was the wrap dress, which was designed by Diane von Furstenberg. The mid




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    Bed sheets

    The origin of the word bed lingerie comes from the French word “lingerie” which means textile confections (especially white) which cover the bed. When we chose a bed sheet we need to take some factors into consideration, from the fabric from which it is manufactured to size and utility. The fabric used plays an important role in the durability and the comfort of the bed sheets.  Here are some useful pieces of advice on the best materials when choosing a bad sheet. Bed sheets manufactured out of flax are ideal for




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    The wardrobe of King Mihai I of Romania

    Modesty and attitude are the words that best describe and characterize King Mihai. Because of his textile confections, his public apparitions are a modesty lesson to many Romanian who like to stand out through their attire. Elegant and modest, are all the manufactured clothes worn by Kind Mihai. Today, His Majesty wears suits and garments which were well maintained since the interwar period. At Prince William’s wedding in 2011, the King wore the same impeccable suit he wore at his cousin’s wedding in 1947. Most of the King’s suits are




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    How the gypsy attire influenced fashion

      We recognize gypsy women after their textile confections, voluminous and long skirts with flower prints, their long braided hair and the headscarf. Traditional gypsy manufactured clothes can be very expensive. They consist out of “rohta” (skirt) ,  “katrint”  (apron),  “dikhlo” (headscarf) , “gad” (shirt) ,  “podea” (underskirt) , “dikhlo baro” (a big scarf worn in the back  )and  a bag – “tisi”. The colors of the materials from which the women’s clothes are made out of represents the mood they are in, so blue-green means they have a sad




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    Traditional Gypsy costume

    The etymology behind the word gypsy comes from the Greek word “atsiganos”, which was the name of the heretics. Rromanes people had nothing to do with the heretics, but they got the same name because of their foreigner aspect. It seems that gypsies come from Armenia, where they were split in 3 groups because of the Turkish invasion, some towards the north of the Black Sea, some ended up in Egypt and some went towards West, where they spread across Europe. In the second half of the 20th century, Europeans




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    Chef’s uniform

    The first restaurant appeared in 1756 in France, when a soup maker opened a “shop” where people could order their favorite kind of meal. French cuisine brings the most sophisticated recipes and gastronomic myths which network around the whole world. It was the French chefs who started the whole haute cuisine in the last hundred years. Although the French weren’t the ones to invent the chef’s uniform, they were the ones that gave it the professional look. Chef’s uniforms are textile confection manufactured usually out of cotton and are composed




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    The skirt evolution

    Skirts are textile confections which represent a worldwide symbol for femininity. Proof of the first skirt go back to 4000 B.C. and was confectioned out of dried hay. In the 17th century skirts were long and worn in layers to give the impression of volume and wide hips. In the 19th century, with the appearance of the crinoline the ladies could wear a puffy skirt without all the weights. In the 20th century, Paul Poiret simplified this type of women’s clothing, which were incredibly voluminous and heavy and he invented




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    Medical Uniforms

    Medical uniforms are represented by textile confection worn by medical staff of hospitals, pharmacies and polyclinic etc. Between 1850-1900 uniforms worn by medical staff were completely different than the ones worn today, because of the epidemics from those times. Nurses wore long dresses with hoodies, masks and gloves so they wouldn’t have direct contact with the ill. Up until today, medical uniforms went through many changes, from impeccable white worn today by medical staff, they used to were textile confections of various colors, such as green, purple and pink and usually




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    The history behind the bowtie

    The bowtie is represented by a kind of tie which is knotted in the shape of butterfly wings. It represents the most elegant element of a gown for men who are interested in elegant textile confections. The bowtie makes the difference between a gentleman and a man dressed elegantly. The 17th-19th century represents the heyday of the bowtie, and it was a period when styles were differentiated and textile confections adopted new materials and colours. In 1886, Pierre Lorillard V proposes the suit with worn with a tie instead of




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    School uniforms

    School uniforms are represented by textile confection, which have the role to distinguish member if an education institute from other. Boys’ uniforms are composed out of long pants, a blazer, a shirt, vest and tie and girls’ uniforms are usually composed out of dresses or skirts with a shirt and blazer. School uniforms were first brought to Romania by the son of a teacher from Rovinari, Theodor Costescu being the first one to implement uniforms in a school in Turnu-Severin. In 1906, Spiru Haret, the education minister at the time,




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    The evolution of the swimming suit

    In the 17th century women who had the guts to expose themselves on the beach and take baths in the waters of the sea or oceans wore textile confections represented by dresses manufactured out of fluid materials, but under no circumstances were they see through. The women’s manufactured clothes were of dark color and would hide a big part of their bodies, only their hands and lower part of their legs would show. The cut of the dress was in such a way so when the dress would touch the




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    Military Uniforms

    Uniforms are regulation textile confections that have similar cuts, models, fabrics and colors and are obligatory in certain working domains such as schools and armies. In today’s article we will talk about military uniforms worn by military institutions. In Medieval Times the army did not use this sort of manufactured clothes because of financial and performance reasons. The first army that adopted uniforms was the ottoman one, because they wanted their soldier and officers to have a status and be easily differentiated and so people could recognize them and offer




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    Romanian fashion in the 17th century

    In this article we will reveal which were the textile confections worn by low and middle class people and leaders of the Romanian Country in the 17th century, depending on their social status. The textile confections worn by women were similar to the European ones. Women from the villages used to wear their hair up in a bun and it was covered with a piece of fabric that was white, while the noble women had a rosy fabric with lace or embroidery. Most of the women wore blue scarves of




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    Fashion in the 15th century in Romania

    In the year 1413 textile confection in Romania had Polish influences and after the year 1541 the manufactured clothes received oriental influences. Textile confections were differentiated from one social status to another, low wealth people wore clothes manufactured out thick fabrics such as flax and hemp, while high wealth people wore clothes embroidered with golden string and accessorized with hats with wide brims. For the textile confections worn by lords, fabrics were delivered from the Orient, amongst favorite materials being silk with golden string, Ipra velour and velvet. The textile




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    The Hat

    Since the beginning of time people wore hats to protect themselves from rain, cold and the sun waves. The hat went through a series of changes throughout time, both size and shape and the materials from which they were crafted were modified. In the year 1884 emphasis was put on hats with wide and big brims. The textile confections belonging to ladies were constituted out of dresses with folds, that were voluminous and confectioned out of silk, cashmere or velvet and which were accessorized with hats with wide brims decorated




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    Table cloth

    A person’s first impression sticks the most, whether it’s about another person or his surroundings, which is why a dinner table should look perfect to anyone eating at it. Because the emphasis is put on good taste and simplicity, it is better to cover the table with a tablecloth manufactured out of flax, rather than using one confectioned from a more expensive fabric, but which is dirty. To accessorize a table, the textile industry puts emphasis on cotton tablecloths, with a big size, which can cover the edges and the




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    Curtains

    Before the 16th century, people used wooden shutters to protect the room from light and cold. The first materials used as a curtain were animal hides, but because of its properties, stiffness and heavy, the material was replaced with cloth. Asia used textile confections with many years before Europe. Once the textile industry started developing, curtains started being manufactured from velvet, silk, brocade or cotton. In the Victorian period, curtains were manufactured from velvet, but were simple and matched the room décor, while in the Rococo era, curtains gained more




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    Parisian Fashion in 1958

    Fashion in Paris in the year 1958 is characterized by elegant and chic textile confections and they were tastefully embroidered and accessorized with expensive pearls. The coquettish style of Parisians was represented by soft women’s clothing, manufactured out of muslin, reindeer hair “Lesur”, the coats were “pied-de-coq” style printed, and the dresses were confectioned out “Cadichon” wool. The emphasis was put on manufacturing clothing from 2 colors; the preferred colors were gold, blue, red and cinnamon. The manufactured clothes realized in the Parisian style were done by designers such as




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    Aprons

    An apron is a textile confection that has as main role to protect the rest of the clothing and it usually covers the front part of the body. Many industries use aprons as part of their uniforms for hygienic and protective purposes. Aprons are worn mostly by HORECA workers, nurses, cleaning staff and also by people who work in more dangerous fields, such as blacksmiths and X-ray technicians. Aprons started being widely worn around the 1900 for practical reasons; people back then would wear them to protect their clothes from




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    Fashion in the year 1876

    In this year the most important fabric in the textile industry is velvet and the black color is replaced by intense red. The dresses become shorter, lose the ruffles and aprons manufactured from silk with fridges become in style. Emphasis is put on ribbons made out of gold and silver strings. The evening dress gains a different allure, dresses with high collars that were manufactured from silk and net are worn now and long trains are given up. Women’s textile confections have a different look than before, cloaks and jackets are




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    Georgian Era for fashion

    The Georgian era took place between the years 1714 and 1830 and it became known as the Regency fashion at the end of the 18th century. Like the Victorian and Rococo eras, the Georgian fashion is characterized by the high society and royalty that lived in that period of time. It also is similar to the Rococo style, but taken down a notch, keeping the extremely big wigs and luxurious materials for their textile confections. The inspirations for the high society’s fashion at the beginning of the Georgian era were




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    Fashion

    Fashion has been a part of our lives for many years and if before it was dictated by Royalty and nobility; today the fashion masses are led by fashion designers. Every country and every century went through its own phase when it comes to fashion, if in some years raffles and hats were in style, it didn’t take long until they were replaced with lace and silk. Fashion has always been in continuous transformation. Even if fashion was always dictated by someone, people also had their own sense of style.




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    Uniforms

    The uniform represents a regulation piece of clothing which is obligatory for certain categories of professions and has the same characteristics: model, sewing pattern, material and color. We manufacture various series of uniforms for many working domains: medical, military, for restaurant, hotels etc. Your employees can be elegant and up to speed with fashion in the industry at the work place. We manufacture clothes custom-made with a wide range of models, colors and sizes that can fulfill the necessity of the client. We also personalized the clothing with embroideries, thermo




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    HORECA Products

    Textile products for HORECA were created because they were necessary for clients who worked in the field of “hospitality”. The etymology behind the word HORECA is represented by the acronyms of each unit of work in the hotel industry and food services. To be more exact HORECA stands for hotel, restaurant and catering. The HORECA products were designed to please the clients that work in this area. We offer a complete and various catalogues with textile confections for people who work in restaurants, kitchens, pizzerias, bakeries, catering, fast-food chains, bars,




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    The scarf, cape, umbrella and hat- 1924

    The scarf, cape, umbrella and hat were accessories that were indispensible from a lady’s gown in the year 1924. All of these symbolized femininity, elegance and style in a woman. The preferred fabric that scarves and capes were manufactured from was lace. In this period in the textile industry they didn’t only manufacture capes and scarves with lace but also elegant evening dresses or the lovely deux-piece morning dresses which were inspired by the Prement “la garconne” dress model. Women’s manufactured clothes were done with fresh colors, from pink and




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    Elvire Popesco: Reine du Boulevard

    Actress Elvira Popescu was born on 10th of May 1894 and died at the age of 99 in Paris. Elvira Popescu’s life and career is a true piece of history. She was very appreciated in France, where she had her debut and changed her name to Elvire Popesco, but she was not very known in her motherland, Romania. Attracted by the work of Louis Verneuil, the Romanian actress had an amazing success on the podiums of the Parisian theaters with the play “Ma Cousine De Versovie”. This play is what




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    The bride, maid of honor and best man in 1856-1908

          The first wide bride’s dress was worn in 1499 by Anna de Britannia, and later in 1840 Queen Victoria of England wore at her wedding a white-silver dress, manufactured in a “princess” style. The model of the dress worn by Queen Victoria created a fuss at that time, the dress remaining until today a true symbol, from which the name “Victorian bride’s dress”.     The bride’s dress from 1856 was white and confectioned out of the best silk with ruffles, being accessorized with a long veil




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    Fashion in the year 1853

    During the ruling of Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) in the year 1853 the French actor Francois-Joseph Talma leaves his mark on the textile industry with the Talma cloak made out of flannel, merino or velvet. Once again crinolines make themselves noticed, but this time they are tighter, dresses with broad shoulder pads become more popular and women start wearing natural fur collars and scarfs. The luxury collars were manufactured out of chinchilla fur or Siberian squirrel fur with white satin and lace braids.    




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    Victorian men’s fashion (1840 – 1870)

    Textile confections for men in Victorian ages were completely different than the ones in the Rococo era, the suit being more functional, losing the tie and man just wanting to feel less embarrassed by their manufactured clothing. The coat becomes simpler and is an indispensable accessory from men’s wardrobe. The vest adopts more somber colors and has a different color than the pants, and men start wearing hats that are lower than top hats. Men of high society wore elegant manufactured clothes, a long coat that went down to their




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    Victorian fashion 1840-1870

    Early Victorian fashion, also known as the second Rococo or the crinoline fashion, characterized the second half of the 19th century. Crinoline stands out for the third time and replaces garlands and other decorations of the textile confections, such as ruffles and furbelows characteristic to the Victorian ages. The etymology of the word crinoline comes from the French word crin, which means hair or horse mane, while crinoline in French mean fabrics out of horse mane or skirt out of horse mane. Queen Eugenia, the wife of Napoleon the 3rd,




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    Rococo Era 1730-1789

    The Rococo Era was characterized by exaggerated realism, lack of moderation and the exaggeration in any domain. Architectures decorated buildings with abundance, erotic had a special place, in the realization of make-up exaggerated quantities of powder were used, the hairdos were big and heavy (many times being set on fire by candles), women wore flower baskets on top of their heads and sometimes even miniature ships. There was no limit when it came to make-up, over 50 million kilograms of powder being used per year, the make-up being so heavy




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    Fashion in the ‘20s in Romania

    A radical change happened in fashion after the First World War, the style of manufactured clothes for men becoming somber, simple and serious, while women’s manufactured clothes become more feminine, but simple. Women emancipation started making itself more aware after the end of the 19th century. The long skirt was no longer in style, women starting to wear manufactured clothes that had simple cuts, making them easy to create not only by a tailor but also by any women who knew how to sew. In this period the dress didn’t




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    Fashion at the Royal Court of King Ferdinand

    The king of Romania, prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Ferdinand I lead the country of Romania from 10th of October 1914 until 1927, when he died. After a love story with poetess Elena Vacarescu, the king marries Princess Maria of Edinburgh and had together with her 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys. The oldest of the boys, Carol the second, was next in throne. The art of clothes manufacturing varied from a century to another and from each dynasty to another. Queen Maria desired to create her own style, represented by




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    „ADIEU, AMOUR DE MA VIE!“

    After 24 year in which she lived a beautiful love story with King Carol, Elena Lupescu finally gets to have the fairytale wedding, with the love that marked her live. In January 1926, King Carol resigns from the throne and chooses to run away with Elena Lupescu in Europe. They lived for a while in Italy, England and then in Paris, France. The king was accompanied by the miss everywhere, at casinos (Elena being a fan of gambling), at the racing tracks and other places that were in fashion at




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    Brancusi’s art and influences on fashion

    Constantin Brancusi was born in Hobita village, in the county of Gorj, Romania on 19th of February 1876. The artist had as inspiration source for his work, simplicity good taste and his love for nature. He studies at the National School of Art in Bucharest when he creates his first sculptures “Vitellieus Bust”(Bustul lui Vitellius) for which he receives an honors diploma, “Head of Laocoon”(Cap al lui Laocoon) in 1900 gains him a bronze medal and “Study”(Studiu) in 1901” which earns him a silver medal.  Between 1900 and 1902 he




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    “Fashion” in Oltenia region before the year 1900

    Oltenia, also known as Lesser Wallachia, is a region located in the south-western part of Romania. It is a region with a high artistic expressiveness, which takes pride in their complex traditional costume. The attire that is different from one County to another and also it differs depending on one’s social-economical status. The traditional costume specific to the Mehedinti County is characterized by textile confections made out of cotton or silk, and the costume was compounded from skirt, belt, shirt and head kerchief. The predominant color is black in combination




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    Valentino

    Famous fashion house Valentino, that made history in wholesale fashion production, was founded by Valentino Garavani in 1959. Valentino Garavani was born in north Milano in Lombardia region. He followed design courses since high school and after finishing them he moved to Paris to study more about fashion. He was an apprentice for renowned fashion houses such as Jean Desses and Guy Laroche. When he returned from the world’s fashion capital, Valentino Garavani opened his own clothing manufacturing workshop, where he applies all he saw and learned in Paris, with




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    Charles Frederick Worth, the great fashion designer who made history

    Charles Frederick Worth, the Brit known as “Le Pere de Haute Couture”, developed his clothing manufacturing skills in Paris. Before he founded his own fashion house under the name “House of Worth”, manufactured clothes were done by anonymous tailors who imitated the textile confections of the royal house. Worth’s success was due to his persuasive character, managing to convince people who wanted to wear average clothes, to dress in clothes manufactured especially on their personality and following Worth’s visions. People adored the idea and started being proud to wear clothes




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    Fashion

    Fashion is a habit specific to a group of people from a certain environment. The phrase “in trend” applies to a person who wears manufactured clothes that are popular at the moment. Fashion changes at a fast pace; it is enough for designer to discover something better and more beautiful and everything changes in wholesale fashion production. Rumor has it that fashion has its roots in ancient Egypt, at the pharaohs’ yards which were overflowing with luxury and luxurious clothing. Renaissance has an honorary place in fashion, because in this





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