Fashion's history


The etymology of the word "fashion" comes from the French mode, which in turn comes from the Latin modus, and means "way" or "measure". In this sense, the word fashion refers to the "way of the moment." 

It is known as "fashion" to the social phenomenon in which certain styles of clothing and footwear stand out. These trends are transforming and changing over time, and these changes are subject to the customs, cultures, environment and tastes of those who consume them. This means that the fashion trend is temporary. 

In a broader sense it refers to the predominant tendency about some object, place, habit or practice. For example (in addition to fashionable clothes), in terms of places, you can talk about a fashionable restaurant; of an accessory, such as fashionable glasses; of some activity, some fashion games, which can be sports, virtual or of another type; of tastes, such as trendy music. 

The Revolution, year: 

1914: The first bra or bra arrives. 

Herminie Cadolle was the one who made the first bra, dividing a corset into two parts. However, it was not until 1914 that Caresse Crosby patented it. The use of the bra became popular because during World War I, the United States campaigned for women to stop wearing corsets so that steel could be saved.

 1934: Men's briefs or briefs are marketed. Slip. 

According to today's fashion canon, they are the ugly duckling but paradoxically they are still the most used. Why? Are we a usual animal? The truth is that these briefs are practical and comfortable for everyday activities, for sports or if you spend a lot of time sitting. They don't move! Loose boxers. Its loose design provides convenience and comfort whenever we do not choose them for gymnastics. Of course, they are the choice of many especially at bedtime since they do not sit. Tight boxer shorts. They are the least used but the trend is changing and more and more followers, among the different generations, choose this model of underwear. And they are the perfect combination for those looking for style and comfort. They hold well and conform to the body of each one.

1939: Presentation and commercialization of nylon. 

The new material, presented at the 1939 New York World's Fair, was an immediate success. Although it was first marketed in toothbrushes, its great success came when more than four million pairs of socks were sold in a few hours in the first big sell-out in New York City in 1940. However , all this commercial success for the public would be overshadowed when almost immediately access to the material had to be restricted by the demands of the same in the manufacture of parachutes.

1940: Women begin to wear pants. 

During the war, women held traditionally male positions. Many of them in weapons factories where the use of pants was practically necessary, which allowed these women to be comfortable and move more freely, thus providing a modern and practical alternative. Chanel herself wore t-shirts with loose pants and sailor pants, while previously both garments were reserved only for men.

1955: Jean is all the rage in Europe. 

It began to be used by San Francisco gold prospectors more than a century ago and later became a wardrobe must-have. How Hollywood figures helped make it an everyday item. 

1959: Du Pont de Nemours invents the popular lycra. 

Spandex or elastane (in English elastane) is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is strong, but less durable than its main non-synthetic competitor, natural latex. It is a urethane-urea copolymer that was invented in 1959 by chemists C.L. Sandquist and Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia. When it was first introduced, it was a revolution in many areas of the textile industry, known in the UK and Ireland mainly as Lycra.

1965: The miniskirt shows the knee and a little more. 

When couturier André Courréges presented his spring-summer collection in the winter of 1965, he knew that his career was on the right track. "Every time I have done something modern, with love and enthusiasm, I have been criticized. I have enough," he said. Still, Courréges paraded dozens of models in white boots, angular dresses, and miniskirts (a new garment, four inches above the knee). The audience was silent, but by the time the show ended, Courréges had shown not only a new fashion, but also the woman who would wear it.