Thursday, November 17

Fashion 101: R

During my many Costume History classes throughout college, I often ran into today's word.  Looking back, the shocking accessory seems silly, pretentious, and quite amusing.  But what would the world be without a little bit of satorical drama?


An interchangeable starched fabric frill worn at the neck of a shirt in Elizabethan England and 16th-century Europe.

Gareth Pugh SS2009
In Gareth Pugh's SS2009 collection, his use of ruffs and starchy, crisp pleats took a nod back to Victorian England.  However, his use of simply black and white took more of a futuristic approach to the movement of fashion.

Credit: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design, Ambrose & Harris


  1. I've often wondered about the practicality of those, never knew the name though. Thanks!

  2. Even though it's a throwback to Victorian times, it has such a futuristic feel. So inspiring!


  3. I secretly want to go grocery shopping wearing that. :D


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