Before talking about fashion history, we have to know the meaning of the word fashion. According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, the word fashion means: Use, or custom mode is in vogue for some time, or in a particular country, specializing in costumes, fabrics and embellishments, mainly newly introduced. Well, even if there was in ancient dictionaries as we know now, concerns about image and fashion already existed.
Pillars of fashion
Fashion is based on five basic elements that have endured through the centuries: the color, the shape, the fall, texture and balance of the garments. How to embellish the silhouette? Making good use of the combination of these five elements taking into account the physical features of the people.
The fashion in its most primitive, born in prehistory when men and women wore fur to cover the body like a loincloth. With the advance of the ice age, man creates polished needle with bone chips for sewing outerwear.
Fashion and color
In the seventh and eighth centuries BC, the Babylonian empire introduced color and decorations on their clothing. Use wide linen tunics but more commonly of wool with bright colors and bright, embroidered and trimmed. In ancient Egypt, the typical dress was of white linen, very difficult to dye fabric, shaped and drape fall, leading to more durable style of history.
Fashion of our era
In the first century AD, the Romans with more purchasing power imported silks from China and India. Then the price of gold sold by the high cost of having their transport from these countries. It was also much appreciated the wool dyed Tyre used by wealthy Roman women.
A posteriori, for over 1800 years, fashion was dictated by monarchs, rulers and nobles. In 1624, Louis XIII of France suffered from premature baldness, so they started the fashion of wig that spanned most of Europe.
In the nineteenth century, the invention of the sewing machine lowering production costs of clothing. He published the first women’s fashion magazines and organized the first fashion shows to attract potential customers.
In the twentieth century, the production of new fibers (nylon, rayon and polyester) and computer-aided design, created new styles, and new marketing techniques revolutionized the fashion world. Today, fashion and health go hand in hand to promote a change in the standards of beauty healthy.