Brief history of bow tie

Beginings of bow tie In Western civilization, men started to decorate their outfit by adding pieces of fabric around their neck since seventeenth century. [1] Like always, details changed frequently over the time, but the idea to rib around the neck a tie or a bow tie to make the suit look more elegant stayed. At first it was called cravat.  Most likely it came from Croatian military uniform and were adapted in European outwear gradually…

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What is fashion? Semiotic analysis made by Roland Barthes

In late 60’s, great philosopher Roland Barthes took fashion for his area of research. However, it wasn’t biased on anthropological approach like the texts nowadays. Barthes in his The Fashion System[1] defines two commutative class: one contains features of clothing – form, materials, colors; and the other: traits or circumstances – moods, states, activities, situations.  Sometimes the terms merge and are selected by a language. Barthes says that leading to a change of clothing, it…

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What is fashion?

In the dictionary we can find two definitions of the world fashion: the way we dress, comb and do makeup which is most popular at the specific time and place, and also short-term popularity of something new in some field. It can also be defined as a particular field of study focused on forms of decorating the body. The first researchers in this area were explorers describing the outfits of the natives observed in different…

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