Fashion. Whether you say you care about it or not, you still have to put on some clothes every day. It may help you to learn a bit about the different fashion styles that have been popular over time. As an attribute to our unıversity’s fashion department, an overview of six contrasts in style. With original illustrations by Yaren Eren.
The Bohemian style was inspired by the Gypsy look and the fashion of the hippie movement of the late 1960’s and 1970’s. The style originated with artists and nomads who did not have enough money to spend on clothing. Freedom of motion is a major element of the bohemian style. Ethnic patterns, a variety of colors and romantic touches like flower patterns are the most common features. Bohemian fashion more recently developed the names “boho” or “boho chic”. Different from bohemian, boho chic can combine folk-inspired pieces with simple, modern pieces.
The Classic style may express comfort, but actually it focuses more on quality and popular styles such as white button-down blouses, ballet flats, a wide-legged trouser and leather boots. It focuses on clean uncluttered lines and formal balance, which expresses a sense of stability. If you like this type of fashion, you are showing simple elegance in your wardrobe.
Until the 1920’s, women clothes included uncomfortable pieces, showy dresses and big fancy hats. Also it was uncommon to wear casual clothes or use black . In the 1920’s, one of the most famous fashion designers “Coco Chanel” created quite a different woman, the “masculine woman” who could wear comfortable clothes like men. That’s how the masculine style took shape. Year after year, the masculine look became more popular. The main items of this style are dark colors, pants, over-sized jackets, plain patterns and shoes which are inspired by men’s shoes like chealse boots or loafers. The masculine fashion for women is full of amazing ideas that will make you look fabulous!
Western fashion style features cowboy themes of the American Southwest and West. The western fashion is great for those who work or live on a ranch, participate in a rodeo or those who wish they were living that kind of life. The people with this style typically have active, sunny and straight-talking characteristics. Western wear can be very informal, such as blue jeans, t-shirt, denim jacket, fringe jacket, cowboy hat, leather belt, and cowboy boots.
The Glamorous style shows a dazzling look accompanied with refined drama. But it also has a subtle allure, which can vary between dramatic and sexy. The clothes often get everyone’s attention. Most of the apparels are deep to bright, however, not really intense. A glamorous style is never complete without diamonds, silk and satin.
One of the popular types of fashion styles is the chic style. “Chic” is often synonymous with “trendy” or “fashionable”. People who favor this style prefer classic and stylish designs that are striking and smart. For example, the garments are always well tailored and the accessories are well chosen. Chic style means having clothes that have strong colors but do not look garish.