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vintage

The first decade of the 2000s has seen a revival or a continuation of earlier styles and trends. But this new way of looking back at old fashion designs has been translated with the word VINTAGE.  The word refers to clothes of previous period – from 1920s on. The success  of real  vintage clothes is partly due to the elegance…

i bambini e la moda

Fashion is now important also for children. Since the very first cartoon Walt Disney’s characters have influenced children imagination. Fashion industry introduced the possibility to make children feel (far sentire i bambini) similar to their heroes (eroi) by producing clothing inspired by the famous characters. The Golden Age of Disney’s fashion started in the mid 1990s with the T-shirts and the…

Cool Britannia

In the mid 1990s music again inspired a new fashion and way of clothing: Britpop. Britpop was part of the movement of Cool Britannia which gave new strength (forza) to optimism and faith (fiducia) in the British future. Britpop bands were influenced by British guitar music of the past – Beatles, glam rock, and punk rock. Even if there were…

preppy look – lo stile dell’università americana

The new fashion of  the late 1980s and early 1990s was the preppy look. The word preppy derives from the American adjective  used in relation to expensive private university of  Northeastern America -preparatory schools (università private molto care). The fashion with this name is  denotes a person who has the characteristic of  an attendee (frequentatore) of these schools. As a…

grunge – non è un dispregiativo

 Grunge – or the Seattle sound –  is a musical genre, a subgenre of alternative rock . It emerged during the mid-1980s in Seattle, in the American state of Washington,  and was inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock. the genre is generally characterized by very distorted electric guitars,  and lyrics which sound full of anxiety (angoscia) or…

il gotico nei vestiti

Gothic is not only a literary genre…..in the late 1980s Gothic fashion started being a new trend and still (ancora) is  a clothing style (stile di vestirsi) . The main fans of this way of living and dressing are members of the Goth subculture who love a dark, gloomy (scura, triste) fashion. People following this trend are usually with a  pale complexion…

i primi anni ’90 – fashion and icons

In the early 1990s fashion still followed the trends dictated by the late 1980s. People preferred a minimalist way of clothing, simpler than the old and elaborated trends of the early and mid 1980s.  Women liked wearing denim shirts (camice in stoffa dei jeans), neon colours, oversized sweaters (maglie di taglie più grandi),  T-shirts, baby doll dresses, trench-coats (impermeabili con cintura),…

tutti paracadutisti, giorno e notte

 In the late 1980s another trend (tendenza) began – still fashionable (in voga) nowadays: the parachute pants (pantaloni da paracadutista). These pants are made of  nylon. At first they were quite tight- fitting (stretti): they were used by break dancers who needed pants that did not suffer from the  mistreatment (maltrattamenti) of break dancing. They had also many zippers (cerniere) . Then…

le donne di “fascino” di Azzedine Alaia

It was the last decade of the 1970s when the  Tunisian born Azzadine Alaïafirst opened his own (personale) Parisian atelier. His seductive dresses which followed curves (curve) attracted immediately the attention of Parisian women. He started his carrier (carriera) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tunisia, and, after graduation (laurea), worked  as a dressmaker’s assistant (assistente sarto). In 1957, he…

i capelli negli anni ’80

During  the 1980s the hairstyles varied a lot and the period became famous for its experimentations. Here are the main trends used by men: –          mullet : short hair at the front and sides (lati), and long in the back (dietro). –          tall Mohican:  both sides (entrambi i lati) of the head are shaven (tagliati), leaving a strip (lasciando una…