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The Future of Fashion Slide 2 Fashion Fashion is defined in the dictionary as the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior. Over the years fashion has evolved through many phases and has changed greatly. The future of fashion will Only bring about more change. Slide 3 Fashion Through the Decades The Roaring 20s The costume history image in our minds of a woman of the 'Roaring Twenties' is actually likely to be the image of a flapper. Flappers did not truly emerge until 1926. Flapper fashion embraced all things and styles modern. A fashionable flapper had short sleek hair, a shorter than average shapeless shift dress, a chest as flat as a board, wore make up and applied it in public, smoked with a long cigarette holder, exposed her limbs and epitomized the spirit of a reckless rebel who danced the nights away in the Jazz Age. Slide 4 Coco Chanel 1883-1971 The great fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel self styled herself to be known as Coco Chanel. By 1920 the silhouette of her clothing designs have come to be the epitome of 20's style. The work of other famous designers beside hers seemed old fashioned and outmoded belonging as they did to the pre World War One era. She promoted the styles we associate with flappers. She worked in neutral tones of beige, sand, cream, navy and black in soft fluid jersey fabrics cut with simple shapes that did not require corsetry or waist definition. They were clothes made for comfort and ease in wear making them revolutionary and quite modern. She was the Jean Muir or Donna Karan of her day and the originator of the LBD - that little black dress. Slide 5 50s Fashion Women dressed "smartly' in the Fifties. Good grooming and a tailored look were prized. Acting and looking "every inch the lady" was taught virtually from the cradle. Dresses were extremely popular in the fifties and that was just about everything that women and teens wore. Girls also would wear dresses and skirts to school. Slide 6 Norman Hartnell 1901-1979 Norman Hartnell was born in 1901. At a very Early age it was clear that he had a great talent for drawing and design, but it was while he was studying Architecture at Cambridge that he started to design clothes. After University Norman started in the fashion trade, opening a salon at No.10 Bruton Street. Early clients included actors Noel Coward and Gertie Lawrence and author Barbara Cartland. He was a very big in the 1950s creating gorgeous evening gowns. Slide 7 70s Disco Fashion By 1970 women chose who they wanted to be and if they felt like wearing a short mini skirt one day and a maxi dress, midi skirt or hot pants the next day - that's what they did. Bell bottoms became immensely huge in this decade as well as platform shoes and mini skirts. Also many people ore bright obnoxious colors. Slide 8 Yves Saint Laurent 1936- Present Fashion Designer Yves Saint Laurent was born 1936 in Oran, Algeria. After winning first prize in the International Wool Secretariat contest for his asymmetrical cocktail dress in 1954, Saint Laurent went immediately to work for Christian Dior. Saint Laurent became Haute Couture designer when Dior died in 1957. He introduced the trapeze dress in his first collection for Dior in 1958. He was replaced by Mark Bohen in 1960, when he fulfilled his military obligations. Afterwards, he opened his own couture house, financed by Pierre Berge, in 1962. During the 70s he introduced the "Le Smoking" tuxedo jacket, see-through blouses (1968), peasant blouses, bolero jackets, pantsuits, and smocks. Slide 9 The 80s 1980s fashion history is memorable and quite distinctive. A variety of fashion looks ran parallel to each other in the 1980s. Women of this era began to feel they that really could at last choose from one of the many contrasting looks available. The fashion look that was the most powerful over the decade was the wide shoulder. Fashion history reveals that the 80s fashion look was a tailored look. It was hard to go anywhere without at least a jacket, but preferably a complete suit. This was influenced by several movements including media influence on 1980s fashion through The popularity of TV dramas like 'Dynasty' and 'Dallas'. Costume dramas brought fashion into real everyday eighties life. Slide 10 Christian Lacroix 1951- Present In the late 80's, fashion reporters clocked the rapid success of Lacroix. Studying Art History with dreams of becoming a museum curator or costume designer, Lacroix fell into fashion by chance. He was an assistant at Hermes, collaborated with the couturier of the Tokyo Imperial Court, and then joined the House of Patou in 1981. Five years later, he launched his own label with the bouffant, or "pouf," a milestone in fashion history. His label, regarded as "one of the fastest growing brands in the LVMH universe has spawned a line of perfume, linens, and children's clothing. Unapologetically glamarous, dramatic, and expensive-looking. Lacroix came to epitomize the 80's through his use of sumptuous fabrics (velvet, satin, taffeta) and overlapping patterns (patchwork, stripes). His followers described his signature look as having "panache" or "gaiety," while minimalists (though there were very few in the 80's) preferred to see his ornate bustiers and opera capes left to the stage. Slide 11 Fashion of Today The 2008 spring and summer runways were rich with culture and flooded with fashion influences from every corner of the world. From saris and caftans to batik and ikat, contemporary designers looked to ancient wisdom. Bright, bold designs passed down through generations helped to infuse current collections. From Latin Americas embroidery to Indias vibrant colors to African prints to Greeces draping and details, fashion is coming from all places of the world Slide 12 The Future of Fashion Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple decades, you know that pollution and global warming are ever-increasing problems in our society. Recently, there has been a major boom in the production and purchase of "organic" products, everything from food, to fabric, even beauty products! Slide 13 Fashion is Going Green Many new clothing designers are creating runway looks that are environmentally friendly. From the little black dress to patent leather high heels, the style looks right off the runway. Domino Magazine style editor Chassie Post said some clothes are made of harvested silk charmeuse and shoes colored with vegetable dye. Slide 14 Pros and Cons There are many pros and cons to fashion going green. Some of the cons are: a lot of the time it is more expensive then using other materials. Also many people do not know about it. The pros of it are: it is eco friendly and completely fashionable without people knowing that it is eco friendly by looking dorky. Slide 15 Designers Going Eco-Friendly Loomstate is committed to a sustainable future by using only 100- percent organic cottons. Edun was founded by Ali Hewson and her rock-star husband, who is U2's front man, Bono, along with Rogan Gregory. The Anthropologie chain of stores carries eco-friendly fashions which range from shirts and dresses to jeans. All of which are becoming more popular with consumers. Levi's are becoming more eco-friendly. For only $65, one style of jeans is made of organic cotton, and they're actually one of Levi's biggest selling jeans. Some stores are devoted exclusively to fashion and fashion accessories with an eye on the environment. Moo Shoes in lower Manhattan on Allen Street also sells footwear, handbags, belts and more. Slide 16 Recourses 1.http://www.nbc6.net/goinggreen/11420372/detail.html 2.http://www.fashion-era.com/1970s.htm 3.http://www.fashion-era.com/stylish_thirties.htm 4.http://www.fashion-era.com/1940s/index.htm 5.http://www.fashion-era.com/power_dressing.htm 6.http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/designers/bios/ christianlacroix/ 7.http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml 8.http://www.fashion.net/ By Nastasia Nelson