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AC Mood Board: Medieval Clothed Horses

A tournament or tourney (derived from the Old French torneiement or tornei) was a chivalrous competition or mock fight that was organized in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period (12th to 16th centuries).   Tournaments consisted of a series of mounted or armored combats in which knights competed to see whose skills [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

The 6 Goddesses of Modeling You Should Know

For a woman, her beauty is her crowning glory, but beauty is in the end more than just looks. Beauty is something that comes from the inside; it’s the projection of a constellation of characteristics such as poise, kindness and power that make someone bold and noteworthy. In this roundup, discover our top goddesses of [...]

By | April 8th, 2017|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

10 Great Quotes about Beards

Throughout history, men have always had a very complex relationship with their beards. Many men love them, some are not really that fond of beards and others are very particular about what goes and what does not, beardwise. Regardless of how you look at it, everyone sees the beard as a symbol: for some, a [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

AC Mood Board: Ainu Aesthetics

The Ainu people are considered to be the indigenous population of Japan. The Ainu arrived in Japan around 14,000 years ago, which is 10,000 years before the Japanese. Today, there live only between 20,000 to 60,000 people who identify as Ainu. Most of them live on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Originally, the Ainu culture [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

Mood Board: Temple of Muses

Bernard Picart (or Picard) (1673-1733) was a French book illustrator and a noteworthy engraver of the first half of the 18th century. His most outstanding work is probably “Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde” (“Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World”), published between 1723 and 1737, which [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

From Italian Sprezzatura to Being Cool

When you see someone or something and describe it as “cool”, this usually is a gut reaction and is based more on instinct than on thought or analysis. Naming something “cool” is an instinctive reaction and can be quite hard to articulate why or how something is cool. Even though “being cool” has a lot [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Culture, Fashion Editorials, Fashion History|1 Comment

A Look Back at Fashion Ads from the 1950s

As any historian will tell you, the 1950s were a time when the conventional values of conservative, steady quotidian philosophy dominated. And, that is only normal, given that the world was recovering after the uncertainties and horrors of the Second World War. While there were fascinating artists that emerged during this time, the mainstream visual [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|1 Comment

Attire Club Mood Board: Haute Couture

What is haute couture and who wears it? Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2009 Haute Couture refers to the best of the best in fashion. The term haute couture means “high sewing”, “high dressmaking” or “high fashion” in French (“haute” meaning “high” and “couture” meaning “sewing / dressmaking”) and describes a creation that [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History, Fashion World|1 Comment

21 Facts about Print Magazines

To celebrate the third issue of the InCompany by Attire Club magazine, we are taking a look at a list of fascinating facts about magazines. Magazines have represented a strong part of the fabric of society for a very long time. While their history is not an extended one timewise, their impact and influence on [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Culture, Fashion History, InCompany|0 Comments

AC Mood Board: 1930s Fashion in Queensland, Australia

The 1930s are, in our opinion, one of the most elegant decades of the 20th century. Men wore cool, double-breasted suits, accessorized with fedoras and quality watches, boys wore short shorts and tall socks and women wore dresses that gave them a special shape, floral patterns and elegant fur. Shoulder pads were also big in [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

AC Mood Board: Royal, Military and Court Costumes from the Jacobean Era

King James I The Jacobean era refers to the time span between 1603 and 1625, when King James I ruled over both England and Scotland. The name James is the English derivate of the Hebrew Jacob - which is where the terms Jacobean comes from. The term Jacobean applies to everything from [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

The Two Categories of Fashion Designers

The essence of fashion design An artistic Issey Miyake ready to wear creation from the fall-winter 2014 season presented in Paris The essence of designer fashion is creation. All brands that have a strong image worldwide are the result of the vision of its management and creative department. In terms of creation, [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History, Fashion World|4 Comments

10 Fashion Photographers You Should Know

  Photographers are a very important part of the fashion world. They are the ones who create the dream images the fashion publications of the world and the brands we all know. We have put together a list of the most important fashion photographers of the moment and of the past, who have influenced the [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Celebrities, Fashion History|11 Comments

16 Strange Fashion History Moments

Fashion is all about reflecting life and the mindset of a space, place and group of people. When looking at the history of fashion, we can see that there have been some many things that we today call crazy, but which were at their time either the norm or a strange novelty. Therefore, we have [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|2 Comments

Thoughts on “Qui Êtes-Vous, Polly Maggoo?” 50 Years After

“Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?”, originally titled “Qui Êtes-Vous, Polly Maggoo?” is 1966 French arthouse film directed by William Klein, that is a satire on the media and fashion world of the mid-60s in the Western world. The movie follows model Polly Maggoo (Dorothy MacGowan), who was considered the It-girl of her time, as she [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|Fashion History|0 Comments

Timeless and Trendy? A Look at Men’s 1990s Fashions.

Crazy, colorful, and grungy. When we think of the fashions of the 1990s, many people imagine this period as a time of strange trends such as fanny packs, one-open-shoulder overalls and bowling-inspired shirts that reflected this raging decade. And, while it is true that the aesthetic of the 1990s trends was very different than the [...]

By | October 11th, 2015|Fashion History, Fashion World|9 Comments

The Emmys Then and Now: A Menswear Comparison

The 67th edition of the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which honored the best in US prime time television, was held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The show, which was hosted by Andy Samberg was broadcast in the United States by Fox. The big winner of the evening established a new [...]

Why You Should (Not) Wear White after Labor Day?

One fashion dilemma that many people, both men and women have is whether they should stand by rule of “Not Wearing White after Labor Day”. Now that Labor Day is here, many people are likely to re-evaluate their wardrobes. However, to understand why a certain sartorial rule exists or not, one must understand its origins. [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|Fashion History|2 Comments

Good Trend, Bad Trend

The difference between fashion and style is considered by many (us included) to be the difference between clothes and outfits as they are offered and presented by their creator or curator and the way in which each individual person uses them to express their personality. For example, designer Tom Ford claimed in an interview that, [...]

A List of Fascinating Fashion Firsts

The fashion world prides itself with always being innovative, ahead of the curve and overall with one foot in the future. In the end, this is only normal, given that fashion enthusiasts from all over the world who are always up-to-date with the latest fashion shows from Paris, New York and Milan are the first [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Fashion History|16 Comments

Impressive Fashion Records from Around the World

The fashion world is a community full of surprises and… extremes. Over the years, the Guinness World Records book has chronicled a large number of fashion and clothing-related records. Some of them are really strange and interesting, many involve gatherings of people dressed as something (Superman, Santa Claus, Saint Patrick, etc.) and some, even though [...]

By | March 7th, 2015|Fashion History, Fashion World|12 Comments

Men and the Color Pink: A Cultural History

Pink is a color that, throughout the 20th century and, apparently, in the beginning of the 21st century too, has been strongly associated with the idea of “girliness”. This link was so strong, that in many societies it has become a great taboo for men to enjoy the color pink in general and to wear [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Fashion Editorials, Fashion History|11 Comments

Men and Their Beards

Back in the day, beards were very important to the men who wore them and to society as a whole. Otto the Great actually swore on his beard when he wanted to convince people he was serious, and in the Middle Ages, touching a man’s beard could be so offensive that it was reason enough [...]

By | October 22nd, 2014|Beard and Mustache, Culture, Fashion History|12 Comments