history of clothing

  • 1945 BCE

    The decades of 1940 and 1950

    The decades of 1940 and 1950
    In 1945 the Elle magazine was born in France, directed by Françoise Giroud, which includes all the changes of recent years.
    Dior proposes a return to the super-feminine: a lot of glamor, wasp waists and long skirts.
    The feminine fashion comes marked by actresses like Audrey
  • 1000 BCE


    In prehistoric times people were dressed in animal skins that they hunted with their handmade spears. The skin, they washed it, cut it and put it on so as not to be cold. The clothes they wore looked like a blanket thrown over them, no neckties or pretty dresses. they covered the body with skins like loincloths, which they fastened with strips of rawhide; They were adorned with necklaces made with the nails and the teeth of the animals that hunted
  • 17

    XVII century

    XVII century
    At this time dominates the French fashion in both men and women, they used, short pants with silk stockings, sucks and jacket that, mid-century is smaller and with side folds back and narrow sleeves are tight to half pants leg, vest, tie and jacket with long skirts with high neck and flight.
  • 18

    Century XVIII

    Century XVIII
    In the 18th century, men's coats and jackets, chaquetillas, skinny knee-highs, ties instead of ribbons, wigs and big hats stand out as masculine garments. Meanwhile, in the feminine vestments it continues the same style as in the previous century and it adopts the use of the mantillas for the head, they also wore long dresses, big hats
  • 19

    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.
  • 80

    The 1980s and 1990s

    The 1980s and 1990s
    has its replica in the executive woman. The haute couture resurfaces, hand in hand with Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld. From this moment, fashion becomes a show, with showmen and top models, according to the model of the Barbie doll. Ruffles, golds, colourways, sequins., Fashion becomes a look, and large chains of cheap clothing appear.
    During the 1990s, the youth, sports and informal style prevailed.
  • 476

    The Middle Ages

    The Middle Ages
    They wore more panties (kind of pants) taking them from the barbarians. The leggings were also adopted, often confused with the panties but which differed from them in being like our stockings but of cloth or leather and generally very high and of various sizes. The tunics continued being used short on the panties or hose but with sleeves.
  • 1494

    renaissance of clothing

    renaissance of clothing
    1494 began all areas of the human lining: that determines the beginning of Renaissance costumes. This revolution is the sister to the occurrence in the other types of creative expression (painting, sculpture, music, etc.), which was generated by the strong cultural exchange resulting from the moment of discoveries.
  • XX Century

    XX Century
    We refer to 1860, 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.
  • Egipto

    Long white tunics and short cloth.
    The masculine dress is characterized by a kind of skirt called faldellín which was made with fabrics tied to the back, its length was knee length. The kilt was worn to the body.
    On the other hand, the women wore a piece of cloth that covered the entire body, from the armpits to the ankles, the cloths had strips that served to cover the breasts.
  • Mesopotamia

    In Mesopotamia, both men and women wore a large rectangular piece of cloth, with strong ornamentation, which was wrapped around the body and held to the shoulder. There were some models that had openings both for the head and for an arm to the north, they wore garments a little more complicated and adjusted to the body, and short skirts and knotted at the waist. Leather was also used as material.

    The clothing of Ancient Greece was characterized by two parts:
    - The lower one, "the chiton", was a tunic usually without sleeves, it reached to the knees and fitted to the cin waist.
    - The upper one, "the himatión", was a kind of rectangular mantle that was placed on the left shoulder and tied by the opposite shoulder, leaving them completely free to perform movements.
    They were made with linen, wool and byssus,

    The tunic was still the predominant garment due to its easy preparation, long sleeves and fitted to the knees or ankles. The women wore it up to the ankles.
    The pallium was used by the nobility and priests, it is a wide fabric wound around the neck.
  • middle Ages

    middle Ages
    Knitted and mesh fabrics are characteristic of this new stage, as well as new colors. The men wore garments similar to the pants attached to the leg, the nobles wore red. They continued to use rectangular wool layers and tunics, to which they added sleeves.
    The women wore skirts with long long sleeves with a bodice underneath. The richest women wore large gold belts and decorated their clothing with pearls and gems.
  • The 1960s and 1970s

    The 1960s and 1970s
    Men wear t-shirts, jeans, elephant leg pants, leather jackets and trousers, and the classic suit is renewed.
    From that moment on, the hippie style, the antimoda, the jeans, the unisex trend, the mini and the maxifalda, the space fashion, the metallic dresses by Paco Rabanne, the colored hair, the t-shirts with message prevail.
  • Nowadays

    We know that fashion is cyclical, and therefore changes continuously, evolves and does not stagnate. Times change, people change and fashion is one of the ways to reflect those changes, adapting to them to live and cope better. The current fashion is about breaking schemes, stigmatization, conventionalism supplying the need to be free, more real. That's where the Design comes in
  • The Ancient Age

    The Ancient Age
    the garments are reduced to the tunic, similar to the chiton of the Greeks and to the own and exclusive toga of the Roman citizens who for this reason, were called gens togata, while they said of the Greeks gens paliata. Sometimes, they wore another tunic inside, called subcule, equivalent to our shirt, and the upper one used to wear a belt called cinctus, closed with a brooch. The toga was a broad woolen garment