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Couture and Commerce

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The earliest books on fashion history published in Europe date back to the Renaissance and the early modern period. Between 1520 and 1610, over two hundred books on dress were published in Germany, Italy, France, and Holland. These little books, designed for wealthy consumers, contained wood-engraved plates and minimal text, often in Latin and were focused on contemporary clothing. Curiosity about the foreign and the strange was as intense as ignorance was rife and publications contained fantasized images of the noble savage (the Peruvian, the Florida Indian, the African) set against plates of the fashionable clothes of European ...
for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking"; pronounced ) refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing . Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Couture is a common abbreviation of Haute Couture , which refers to the same thing in spirit 1 . It originally referred to Englishman Charles Frederick Worth 's work, produced in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. In ...
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On display in the ROM's main floor Garfield Weston Hall, this new ROM-curated exhibition will showcase the creme-de-la-creme, approximately 60 pieces, of the Museum's couture collection as well as examine the social context of couture in Toronto during the 1950s. Both elegant and dramatic, the exhibition will give testimony to the glamour that played an essential role in society. In examining the years following World War II until the early 1960s, the last golden age of haute couture, the exhibition will follow two basic strands: the women who wore couture clothing and the great designers who created the fashions. ... market research, surveys and trends
My visit at the Haute Couture “Voici Paris” exhibition
exhibition in Den Haag. When I got to the museum, I instantly crabbed my camera and started making pictures. Through out the whole tour they had lots of information about the history and the various fashion houses. A few fashion houses such as Dior , Chanel , Christian Lacroix and Jean Paul Gaultier gave there exclusive designs to be viewed in the exhibition. Dutch designers such as Charles Montaigne , Frans Molenaar , Frank Govers , Fong Leng and Jan Taminiau were also lending there designs to be viewed. On my way to the museum, I thought by me self: why hold an exhibition about haute couture – the most luxurious form ... market research, surveys and trends


Cristobal Balenciaga
Born in 1895 in Guetaria (Getaria), a small fishing village on the tempestuous northern coast of Spain, Cristobal Balenciaga Eisaguirre (1895 – 1972) was to become, in his own lifetime, the most famous Spanish fashion designer of his generation. He died in the mellower climate of Jávea, on the eastern coast of Spain, twelve years after receiving the Légion d’honneur for services to the French fashion industry and only four years after closing down his prestigious business in Paris. The contrast between Balenciaga’s places of birth and death offers a touching analogy to his journey from rags to riches or, at the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Spring Summer 2003 Trade Catalogue
Seventy percent of biologists believe the world is now in the midst of the fastest mass extinction of species in the planet's 4.5 billion-year history. Biodiversity ...... Palmer Couture and Commerce. 29. Pepper in Our Eyes ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
We've Unearthed Yet Another Weird Blogger Bribe
Ann Taylor apologized for the kerfuffle and made peace with the FTC. But it looks like some retailers didn’t learn from LOFT’s mistake. A fellow blogger sent us this strange email from someone claiming to represent a very prominent fashion e-commerce site: Hi, I just received a new opportunity with REALLY GREAT E-COMMERCE SITE and wanted to see if you’re interested. We have a $100 instant gift card that we’d love to offer one of your readers. This time, the assignment is to post about one of their designers (you can pick from Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Juicy Couture, Alice and Olivia, or Elizabeth and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Real estate transactions
Ascension Commercial Real Estate has purchased the 270-unit Tierra Del Sol Apartments formerly known as Timber Hollow Apartments. Situated on 10 acres, the property at 8000 Cook Road consists of 21 buildings with units ranging from 581 to 1,200 square feet. The firm’s operating principals are Jim Wood, Ken Lawrence and Mike Novelli. LAND: Momentum Project Controls has purchased 8.3 acres on the south side of FM 529 just east of Paddock Bend for an industrial development. Houston-based Alan Parker Properties represented the seller, Lowery Heirs. OFFICE: Canret has purchased a 4,100-square-foot building at 3501 Allen ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Business of Fashion: A Social History
Alexandra Palmer, Couture and Commerce: The Translantic Fashion Trade in the. 1950s (Vancouver, B.C.: Univ. of British Columbia Press and Royal Ontario ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Environmental Health Perspectives: Waste Couture: Environmental ...
Claudio L 2007. Waste Couture: Environmental Impact of the Clothing Industry. Environ Health Perspect 115:A449-A454. doi:10.1289/ehp.115-a449 Online: 1 September 2007 On a Saturday afternoon, a group of teenage girls leaf through glossy fashion magazines at a New Jersey outlet mall. Shopping bags brimming with new purchases lay at their feet as they talk excitedly about what’s in style to wear this summer. Far away in Tanzania, a young man proudly wears a T-shirt imprinted with the logo of an American basketball team while shopping at the local mitumba market for pants that will fit his slender figure. Although seemingly ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Couture and Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s
Couture and Commerce is exceptional in offering both lavishly illus- trated fashion history and a superbly researched scholarly mono- ...
WikiAnswers - How do you start a haute couture line
All you have to do is simpily have a desire to sew, and create things. Many haute couture designers love high fashion. I, as a haute couture designer went to get a degree in fashion, and then I chose to start my businessat my house. I also hired other desingers to work with me to help me with my designing. That is just a simple I started my own haute couture line. actually haute cature or high sewing is a specific style of fashion design promienet to one part of Paris called Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris where designers are clothing lines are expected to meet certain standards as set out by the Chambre de ...
What does the word "Couture" mean? - Yahoo! Answers
"The highest level of sewing and dressmaking techniques. Traditionally, custom-made clothing, largely made by hand. From the French." Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: Thanks! There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . It literally means sewing. But typically it is used in conjunction with haute couture- which is associated with high fashion. To be a haute couture house, there are guidelines within the fashion industry that must be met by the French Department of Industry. Usually when they mean couture it is a garment that is specifically ...