Thursday, 24 April 2014

Clothing and Fashion

Text : Nor Azua Ruslan

[ Dressing Architecture : Colour, Style & Fashion ]
In Relation With Architects and Clothing

Original works submitted to the Manchester School of Architecture for the Bachelor of Architecture dated April 2009. Received a commendation in Summer 2010.


2.4] Clothing and Fashion
·       Fashion Era: Fashion in clothing evolves from time to time or period, such as Regency, Romantic, Victorian, Edwardian, Flapper,1940's Utility Rationing, Dior's New Look, 1960's Mini dress, 1970's Disco, 1980's New Romantics, Power Dressing, Haute Couture, Royal Robes, Fashion Semiotics, Body Adornment, Retro, etc.

·       Fashion in Climate: There is several different fashion of clothing in different climate. For example, in cold climate, designers tend to design fashionable clothes for four-season’s weather (i.e., Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter) which are yet fashionable but still practical to keep the body warm by using a wool material for example. In cold weather, people used to wear thermal insulated clothes as well. This is done by wearing a few layers of garments in order to keep warm. Incomparable for hot climate, different materials such as cotton are used in order to keep your body cool as you will get sweat easily. People in hot climate are not wearing many layers of garments as it is not suitable for the weather. One layer of garments is necessary to keep your body cool. In addition, people used hats with overhang cap to protect themselves from glare and using umbrellas to avoid getting wet from rain.