Beginning this unit, I was quite apprehensive and nervous, however over the course of these 8 weeks I am able to say that I have progressed so much already in my studies. Having never studies a fashion related course before this it took a lot of adjusting to new software's, equipment and ways of learning which a lot of the time was something new I was trying for the first time.
Hip Hop from the 1990s was commonly referred to as 'The gold age of rap music'. After this genre emerged from the early 70s in New York taking barely two decades for Hip Hop to assert itself against established music genres such as pop, rock, dance etc. At the beginning of the ’90s, Hip-Hop had reached the centre of society, and countless rappers formed and developed the music genre further.
Who would have thought old western cowboy boots would make a return?! But they have! I'm talking old brown dusty boots for cowboys in the 1800s now turned into dazzling modern boots seen on catwalks all around. The cowboy boot was an iconic style of riding boot, traditionally worn by cowboys or horse riders. Riding boots were an essential part of horse-riding wear for hundreds of years, originating in the plains and the far western United States and was originally inspired by the vaquero-style boot brought to the Americas from Spain in the 1600s.
Glittering sequins appear to plan to stay on trend in the catwalks of SpringSummer23 season. From Tom Ford, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, glittering gowns strut across many of the SS23 runways. No matter how much fashion evolves, a glitter dress will always be a staple and serve LOOKS unlike anything else. The endless allure of sparkles has been well documented evident in SpringSummer23.
Hippies were a super cool, style iconic subculture, originating its developments as a youth movement in the United States in the early 1960s.
Over 10 years ago now, Hillary Taymour launched the fashion brand Collina Strada, a brand founded on the principles of handcrafted produce and environmental awareness. Since then, she has mastered a vast range of DIY techniques to upcycle existing garments and accessories. She's all about bringing the fun into sustainability!