The kimono is the national dress of Japan. It is a front-wrapped garment with a rectangular body and square sleeves, and it is tied with a sash known as an obi. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this beautiful and significant piece of clothing, this guide is for you.
Current events have always influenced the way people dress, style their hair, and apply their makeup. The Victorian era (1837–1901) was unique, though, because one of the biggest fashion influences was a life-threatening illness: Tuberculosis.
To many people, engagement rings have a deeper meaning than just jewelry. They are a sign of devotion, love, and commitment. They are an extensive symbol of faithfulness, perfection, and infinity. They are also a profound representation of two people uniting to embark on a beautiful journey of spending their entire life together.
Most people don’t think twice about where their trash goes. However, environmental activist Rob Greenfield is on a mission to change that with the campaign “30 Days of Wearing My Trash.”
These days, even people who have never seen a ballet performance are familiar with the tutu, the distinct skirt that ballerinas don before taking the stage. However, very few people know where this skirt came from or how it got its name.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see women wearing shoes with pointy toes. In the 14th and 15th centuries, though, men were much more likely to be seen in this intriguing footwear.
If you love visiting art galleries but don’t have time to travel to them in person, the Amsterdam-based duo of Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker from Duinker & Dochters studio has a solution for you: The ‘Rembrandt’s Hands and a Lion’s Paw’ book bracelet.
It’s not uncommon for people to have a fascination with the past. Laci Fay takes this to a whole new level, though, by living every day as though it’s 1958.
Have you ever wondered why the majority of wedding dresses are white? It turns out the credit for this longstanding tradition belongs to Queen Victoria. In the mid-19th century, she wore a white wedding dress, and Hollywood starlets and other celebrities quickly followed suit.
Denim jeans have been a staple in the fashion world for what feels like forever. From cowboys to runway models, just about everyone wears them. Where did they come from, though? How did they become an essential piece of clothing in wardrobes across the globe?