December 23, 2016 Krittika Sharma

If you have been noticing there’s an unusual amount of velvet being used on the runways lately. This fabric has always been a classic staple in the fashion world, but this year it seems to be one of the “it” fabrics for Fall/Winter 2016. Velvet has gained a special place in the classic fashions of other decades as well. For example, it fit in perfectly with the glamorous vibe of the 1970’s. Additionally, the 1980’s and 90’s had a love affair with crushed velvet and devore, and both were frequently worn by pop culture icons of both decades. Nowadays, velvet…

December 21, 2016 Krittika Sharma 1Comment

What comes in mind whenever we hear a sequin dress? Party, New Years-Eve and Discotheques. But it has a very deep history behind it.The origins of the word sequin can be found, in fact, in both the Arabic word sikka and the Italian zecchino, both of which mean ‘coin’ or ‘the mint’. The history of using coins to decorate garments has long been linked to the wearer’s wealth; in the 13th century they were often sewn onto garments as a precautionary measure to keep them close to the body. By the 17th century, however, this tradition had taken on a purely decorative function with coins…