Many contemporary designers often look for inspirations from designs in the past. In the
most recent runway shows for spring/summer 2012, many designers looked to ancient
Egypt and the Minoan civilization for their new collections. First, Elie Tah
800 bc etruscans
7th century bc
women had high place in society
long length dresses showed higher status.
Togas, put-on garments called indutas.
Togas called wrap arounds- amictus.
Toga pura- pure white. Worn by ordinary ma
Historic Costume Trends in Contemporary Fashion
Ancient Egypt and Rome provided much inspiration the styles of the 21st century. From
gladiator sandals to heavily pleated dresses the methods of design from the early days
does not go unnoticed toda
Oscar De La Renta
Naci el 22 de julio de 1932.
Eres de Santo Domingo, el capital de la Repblica Dominicana.
Cuando tenia 18 aos se fue a Madrid a estudiar pintura en la Academia de San
En Espaa descubri su inters por el mundo de la moda.
Tunic- A simple slip-on top that usually falls below the hips or longer.
Egyptians- consider wool dirty. Used linen as #1 fiber. White prominent color.
Wore wax cone hats, embroidery, bead work, gold jewelry.
Romans- used mostly white and wool
The feudal system in Medieval times not only dictated social structure but also the
clothing of the era. Clothing indicated a persons ranking and gave information about the
status of the wearer.
Only wealthy people could dress fashi