When it comes to creating new looks and lines for the Kept Couture fashion brand a lot of ideas and inspiration are drawn from historical designs. Never one to copy we turn to history for creative concepts that lend themselves to new clothing styles and types. It always amazes us how fast fashion trends change over the years and how often our clothing likes and dislikes fluctuate depending on popular culture. This PrimetimeClothing and NationalPositions infographic of women’s fashion over the years is a great example of the exact cycles clothing is exposed to. Lets take a look at some of our favorite styles from each year to get better understanding about how old ideas can lead to new and futuristic fashion trends.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1920’s (T-Strap Shoes)
For the 1920’s we have to go with the T-Strap Shoe. An iconic and classic look the t-strap shoe has timeless features that transfer extremely well into today. They are also a great reminder that showing a little more skin when done tastefully can really go along way towards spicing up a look.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1930’s (Patterned Sweaters)
Sure you might not be breaking out that old ugly Christmas sweater anytime soon but the 1930’s showed us that patterned sweaters can have there place in society. What we can learn from this is how well patterns and prints can perform when the concept is applied appropriately to clothing.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1940’s (Halter Tops)
The decade of the halter top the 1940’s is when we got to see fashion get a little more frisky. One of our favorite parts about the halter top is that its a great example of how flexible and open to interpretation some fashion concepts can be.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1950’s (Poodle Skirts)
Tight at the waist and poofed out at the bottom the Poodle skirt shows us just how fun fashion can be. Often created in bright colors with a whimsical design embroidered on this is a skirt that reminds us to always bring joy and positivity to the clothes we create.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1960’s (Peace Signs)
Peace is always in but in the 1960’s the peace sign could often be found proudly displayed on articles of clothing. While most of us are not walking around in peace wear today it is a part of clothing history that shows just how powerful icons of the times can be. Fashion can be made to fit very specifically with the culture of the time and this is a great example of that.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1970’s (Pant Suits)
We love the pants suit because it highlights how innovative you can get when combining more then one fashion concepts together. Fashion ideas can crossover and transcend from there original purposes and the pants suit is perfect proof of that.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1980’s (Ankle Socks)
Ankle socks always get us excited because it highlights how accessories and less then appealing clothing items can come to life and take on entirely new role. It also shows us that fashion can have function as well.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 1990’s (Puffy Jackets)
Puffy jackets inspire us as they really showcase how the use of materials and textures can work really well in fashion. Ideas such as layering and contouring come from this and its a great tribute to what can be done in fashion with shapes and levels.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 2000’s (Bare Midriffs)
We are drawn to the bare midriff not so much because of its sex appeal but more to the fact that it highlights in fashion how less can be more. High fashion is about using the body in conjunction with the clothing to build attractiveness and bare midriffs bring this type of fashion theory to the forefront.
100 Years of Women’s Fashion – 2010+ (Designer Denim)
Today we can see its all about designer and custom fits. People want to feel exclusive and look successful and important. Its hard to stand out in today’s crowd and our clothes are one way to do so which is why we created Kept Couture. We want to keep designer fashion alive for the next 100 years!