For those of you who are hopping over from Make Do Style or if you are new to Fashion and Film then here is a bit of background information.
It is probably useful to know that the fashion bit is not just about garments. Fashion is a term that covers a way of life that revolves around the activities, dress, interests etc. that are most fashionable. To quote the most Chanel quote of all 'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.' More astutely Chanel said in 1962 'A fashion that does not make one look up-to-date is not a fashion.' And that is as they say that!
It is our tastes of the moment that defines fashion even when we borrow from the past, it still is fashion. It is just a recycled fashion that has become of the 'moment' again. Laver's Law suggest that there is a cycle or timeline of fashion
Indecent 10 years ahead of its time
Shameless 5 years ahead of its time
Dowdy 1 year after its time
Hideous 10 years after its time
Amusing 20 years after its time
Quaint 50 years after its time
Romantic 100 years after its time
Beautiful 150 years after its time
Which helps explain the current fascination with the 80s.
Films also have a cyclical nature - for years no one would produce a musical and now we have a whole generation growing up with High School Musical.
This blog will attempt to highlight and discuss current trends as well as providing information on what's happening now.
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