Fashion through the ages

  • 13,000 BCE

    Paleolithic (2million BC - 13,000 BC.)

    Paleolithic (2million BC - 13,000 BC.)
    During this time, primitively tanned skins were used to wrap the body because of the constant migrating process. There are theories that state this was the first time dye was used in order to color their garments yellow and red by using clays. Neandertals could have been the first to create shoes to protect themselves from low temperatures.
  • 8000 BCE

    Mesolithic (13,000 BC.-8,000 BC.)

    Mesolithic (13,000 BC.-8,000 BC.)
    During this period, climate conditions started to change, humans considerably improved the skills of sewing and knotting in order to create clothing pieces, the dress is one of the main inventions during this time.
  • 3000 BCE

    Neolithic (8,000 BC.-3,000 BC.)

    Neolithic (8,000 BC.-3,000 BC.)
    Fabrics such as linen were created during this period thanks to the usage of vegetable fibers. The pieces were mostly used as insulators and moisture generators between layers of clothing because of the extreme weather conditions. They weave vegetable fibers to form fabrics such as linen. At this time, wool was been used in Iraq but it was first used in Europe until the Bronze Age.
  • 2686 BCE

    Ancient Egypt (3100–2686 BC.)

    Ancient Egypt (3100–2686 BC.)
    Women in ancient Egypt wore straight, full-length dresses with one or two straps on the shoulder. Dresses were pleated or draped during the New Kingdom era. Rich women wore clothes made out of fine and almost transparent linen and wore jewelry and headdresses.
  • 500 BCE

    The Iron Age (500 BC. - 332 BC.)

    The Iron Age (500 BC. - 332 BC.)
    During this period, clothing was normally placed in contact with metals to preserve them, buried next to the bodies as ornaments or tools. There is no information around the characteristics or original locations of these "tribes".
  • 476

    Ancient Rome (753 BC-476 AD)

    Ancient Rome (753 BC-476 AD)
    During the Roman empire, the tunic was the most common garment, it was attached to the waist with a belt and fastened with clasps. Commonly, the wealthiest used a toga, created of cloth and fell in folds.
  • 1200

    Ancient Greece ( 1200 a. C.)

    Ancient Greece ( 1200 a. C.)
    The main characteristic of ancient Greece was that no underwear was used, except for a strip of cloth that women used to hold the chest, on which a tunic was placed, which could be of two types such as the chiton, a form of tunic that fastens at the shoulder, worn by men and women of Ancient Greece.
  • XVII Century

    XVII Century
    French fashion dominates both men and women, they used short pants with silk stockings, sucks, and coats that, in the middle of the century is smaller and with lateral folds back and narrow sleeves. At the end of the French dynasty, the suit became simplified and they wear tight breeches to the middle of the leg, waistcoat, tie and jacket with long skirts and high neck. Wigs powdered and topped by a bow.
  • Modern age (1453 - 1789)

    Modern age (1453 - 1789)
    A revolutionary event changed every aspect of human life: the Renaissance. During this period, Italian fashion with feathers, hats, and other accessories started developing as well as the creation of shoes. Women continued to wear corsets, leaving the skirt to fall under their feet. This is formed by several layers of fabrics. Later on, the wire structures will appear in Spain.
  • XIX Century

    XIX Century
    From the nineteenth century are the tails, frock coat, and trousers, for gentlemen, in addition to other garments, now in use and the silk mantilla for the Spanish ladies which moderated in that century the Fausto and swagger of the other garments of the dress of the precedents.
  • XX Century

    XX Century
    The dress re-emphasizes the forms of the female body, keeping the skirts. This style prevailed until the beginning of the 20th century. From this moment it was the woman who imposed her taste, leaving aside the influence of the social elites that had sent, as far as fashion was concerned.
    The changes were accompanied by industrialization and the practicality of fashion.
  • WWI (1914-1918)

    WWI (1914-1918)
    Characterized by being the appendage of the ornate fashion, typical of the Belle Époque, as well as by the appearance of a silhouette that tends towards verticality in women (they are put fashionable straight and long corsets, and skirts with little flight and accompanied by an overskirt) and Orientalism.
  • WWII (1939-1945)

    WWII (1939-1945)
    Designers were forced to eliminate extra pockets, double bibs and had to reduce the width and length of the skirts. This translates into a new appearance in women. The skirts were shortened and the dresses became narrower combined with short jackets. The long evening gowns gave way to dresses that cover just below the knee.
  • 60's-70's

    60's-70's
    The fashion of the 70s was a continuation of the fashion of the 60s, with total freedom in cuts of fantasy and varied colors. The hippie movement is clearly reflected in this decade and some of the trends are preserved to this day.
  • 80's-90's

    80's-90's
    The fashion of the 80 'is one of the most remembered. Every year in some collection we find garments inspired by this era. The dress was striking, shiny, and exuberant. Tight pants and wide shirts were used. If they were shims better. As women began to be exercised and athletic, the clothes were very comfortable and inspired by the gym as tights, large printed shirts, sweatshirts, and vests.
  • XXI Century

    XXI Century
    At the beginning of 2000s, people started talking about urban tribes and a series of brands and styles were associated with each of these tribes. Grunge, hipster, normcore, lumber. These are tribes or urban currents that try to differentiate themselves through their costumes. There are many people who create their own garments and accessories and the design and customization options are included in manufacturing processes worldwide.