Fashions Fade, Style Is Eternal

Interesting Fashion Facts

In Uncategorized on April 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I love finding out about the history of an object, accessory, item of clothing or fashion trends and they originated.  It’s often something simple and often unrelated to it’s purpose today.

Nautical by Nature

Fashion first fell in love with the sea in 1846, when Queen Victoria dressed her four-year-old son, Albert Edward, in a sailor suit to wear aboard the Royal Yacht.  From this time the look became typical for children and fashion-conscious bathers.

Nautical trends are as regular as tides.  Fashion houses such as Chanel and Ralph Lauren frequently draw inspiration from the navy, creating preppy manifestations of maritime wear including brass buttons and bell bottoms.

Avant-garde designers such as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano are also known to reference the more sinister side of sailing in pirate-influenced collections.

As with many trends, the rule of sailor chic is to keep it simple.  Stick to the basic blue and white colour scheme and contrast with nautical elements with everyday wardrobe pieces for a successful result.

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