Friday, September 16, 2011

Italian Fashion


Italian Fashion
The period after 11th century was development and domination of Italian fashion. The development of art was as its peak. Great Italian artists such as Leonardo da Vinci gave one of their best masterpieces. The Italian fashion was also influenced by the art during that period. Great attention was paid to the extravagant dresses. The rich merchants with large amount of money at their disposal were ready to spend lavishly on the expensive clothing. They showed their power and status by competing by dressing extravagantly. Intricate designs with complex fashions were made. Just like modern fashion, no rich tradesman would wear dresses that were out of fashion.

Italian Fashion
There was increased consumption of highly fashionable cloths with greater stress to the quality of textile cloths. The demand in high quality cloth materials led to manufacture of fine fabrics.
The fabrics worn were patterned and had extremely expensive cloth materials such velvets and brocades. The men's garments were short and wide with long robes decorated with ribbons and jewels. Richly decorated hats of different shapes matched their costumes.


Italian Fashion
The gothic style which is simpler style became popular in Italy and influenced Italian fashion. The dominance of Spanish fashion led to decline in Italian fashion. The spotlight moved from Italian fashion for next hundreds of years. For centuries, Italian fashion faded away in the world of fashions.

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