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As Predicted: Upcycling Inspires 2020

Margiela, and Viktor & Rolf both presented shows this week that picked up on environmentalism and sustainability for the fashion industry with collections inspired by upcycling. Although these avant-garde shows probably used no actual scraps or upcycling, the look opens … Continue reading

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SAG Award fashions

More for my own edification, it’s interesting to see what looks are trending: Old fashioned Hollywood glamour – it still works, although Jennifer’s nips are a bit… noticeable…: Interesting – not sure if they all work, but at least they … Continue reading

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The Golden Globes 2020

Apparently trained red dresses are big this year – Helen Mirren did it best, Olivia Coleman did it the worst: Trying too hard – The eye doesn’t know where to rest — on Jennifer Lopez’ Christmas wrap or Gwyneth Paltrow’s … Continue reading

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Emanuel Ungaro 1933-2019

Born to Italian immigrants in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, Emanuel Ungaro learned tailoring from his father before moving to Paris in 1955. Emanuel first worked for the men’s tailor Christiani before moving over to Balenciaga in 1958, and … Continue reading

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2010-2019 – So What Was Fashion?

The decade got off to a glum start in February 2010 with the unexpected passing of fashion’s brightest star, Alexander McQueen (although his last collection would go on to influence women’s fashion well into the decade.) Most fashions at the … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Gentry Inc. neckwear

Neckwear manufacturer Gentry Inc. began operations in Montreal in 1955. Two years later, Italian-born Rocco Polifroni joined the company, and in 1978 he purchased Gentry Inc. from the original owner. Polifroni’s children have since joined Gentry, keeping it a family-owned … Continue reading

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Dressed up like a mid-century Christmas tree

Found these images online Vintage Everyday and had to share:

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What were they thinking?

The luxury Spanish brand Loewe launched a collection on November 14 that included a black and white striped outfit that looks not unlike a World War II era concentration camp uniform (with the addition of patch pockets and the subtraction … Continue reading

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Joseph Thimister 1962-2019

Josephus Melchior Thimister was born in Maastricht, Holland on September 16, 1962. He attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and worked as an assistant for Karl Lagerfeld and later Patou before becoming the creative director of Balenciaga … Continue reading

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How to Stay Spiffy

I was stumped earlier this year when I was contacted by the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum with a picture of a wire thingy in their collection and asked if I knew how it was used… I couldn’t help. However, … Continue reading

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