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The Gap in the Body Positive Movement

Although the runways have been breaking down gender barriers, implementing more and more co-ed fashion shows, there seems to still remain some gap areas that need to be bridged – one of which is body image issues. Body Positive Movement influencer Tim Gunn has openly discussed on numerous occasions this industry gap, namely that designers [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Culture, Opinion And Commentary|0 Comments

What Were the Most-Searched for Fashion Questions in 2016? And How Attire Club had the Answers.

2016 was a rather agitated year in fashion, which came as the result of the dramatically changing fashion environment. Recently, Google has released the top 10 fashion related questions people asked in 2016. And, surprisingly enough, many of them were answered by Attire Club, some even before 2016 began. Here is the top 10 list: [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Attire Club World, Culture, Opinion And Commentary|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

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

Speedos: Yes or No?

Background Speedos, officially called swim briefs or racing briefs are any brief-style male swimsuit that feature a v-shape front and solid back providing the wearer a form-fitting coverage. Speedos are usually worn below the lower waist. Generally, they are secured by a thin elastic band around the waist and at the upper tights. Swim briefs [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Clothes, Sportswear, Underwear|0 Comments

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

Discussions on Skin Bleaching in the African American Community

"Black is beautiful." Remember? Skin bleaching, the process of lightening one’s skin with the help of creams and by other means is a very popular, yet taboo subject in the black community of the United States of America. While in other parts of the world, such as India, bleaching products are highly [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Culture, Fashion Editorials|4 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: Peking Opera

    Peking Opera or Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theater. This style of representation combines vocal performance, music, dance and acrobatics and features highly complex elements of costume and makeup.     History and characteristics The genre arose in the late 18th century and became developed and recognized in the mid-19th [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Culture|0 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 literature [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Culture, Fashion History|0 Comments

In His Own Words: Model Steven Edward Dehler

Steven Edward Dehler is a model, dancer and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Steven has been featured in publications such as DNA Magazine and Adon Magazine and was featured on the covers of Rage, Elegant, and Odyssey Magazine. He’s modeled for brands such as Marcuse and Marco Marco Underwear. In this Attire Club feature, [...]

Fashion from a Designer’s Point of View: 11 Quotes

Fashion designers are and have always been among the big tastemakers of the world. They can “sniff” what’s going on around them and offer their take on the state of the culture through their clothes and accessories. Some designers are focused on the artistic aspect of fashion, others on the practical aspect, while some make [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Celebrities, Fashion World|2 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

Style Inspiration from James Bond’s Iconic Looks

When you think about what a strong, confident and masculine man looks like, images of Daniel Craig in a black mock turtleneck and slim black pants or Sean Connery in a white dinner jacket and black tie definitely come to mind. James Bond has changed height, weight, hair and eye color and accent over the many [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Culture, Fashion Editorials|0 Comments

Debating Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

A look from the KTZ fall-winter 2015 collection. The design is originally from the Inuit culture. Culture has always been the result of a group’s efforts, activities and world view and has always been influenced by other cultures in a bigger or smaller proportion. Borrowing from a culture other than your own has [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Culture, Opinion And Commentary|6 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

Fashion Habits from around the World

Practicality, politeness or pure tradition, there are many things people do to and with their clothes to signal a certain social or personal moment or position. These cues are done in a variety of ways and for different reasons (both imposed and optional) and can be confusing to someone who is not familiar with them. [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|Fashion Around The World|3 Comments

The Most Stylish Male Cartoons Characters on TV

Many of us enjoyed cartoons on television when we were young. Some of us even enjoy them very much as adults. For many kids, cartoon characters, given the fact that they are very narrow in terms of development (they only have a few traits, which, let’s admit it, unfortunately is not far from what grown-up [...]

By | January 1st, 2016|Culture|4 Comments

The 2015 Men’s Christmas Style Guide (B)

Christmas time is here again and everything shines, sparkles and glows. And, in such a colorful décor, you want to make sure you will stand out. Christmas fashion doesn’t have to be gimmicky or too obvious, especially if you want to go for a mature look. Dressy or casual, your Christmas style should be elegant [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Style|2 Comments

Whatever Happened to Originality in Fashion

What is Originality? There's an ongoing detabe on whether some of Lady Gaga's looks are original or just off Originality is a word that is being used so often, that we forget what it actually means. According to the dictionary, originality is “the quality of being new and different in a good and [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Fashion Editorials|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