Ethnic style in fashion history

In the modern fashion ethnic style is incredibly popular. None fashion collection, none fashion show can not do without things or ethnic accessories. And what place is occupied by an ethnic style in fashion history where it all began, as is the case now? 

What generally constitutes an ethnic identity? History of fashion knows no more original, colorful and strange style. Appeared due to the style hippie subculture. All of their existence, ideology, lifestyle became contrary to generally accepted rules and norms of behavior. In the sixties of last century hippies turned away from European values, and appealed to the ancient history of Africa, East and Central America. In life embodied not only the outlook, behavior, and traditional ethnic motifs in clothing, footwear and accessories.

Fashion history has striking new developments, uncharacteristic of traditional European civilization.

The second half of the sixties was marked by a scandalous appearance of mini-skirts. High boots in combination with a super mini, the use of synthetic, man-made materials took over the world. It seemed that the future awaits us only "space" fashion, that the return to the classics will not be. But well, it all happened differently.

Hippies did not change myself. Craze for mini-skirts they protivostvavili long skirts made of natural materials and jeans. At a time when everyone was addicted geometric shapes of clothing, informal youth chose flowing lines, ethnic motifs.

Taking as a role model for peoples of the Ancient East, hippies osili clothes that are not shackled movement. Among them are the blouses and dresses made of translucent tissue, "flying" tunics and scarves, Indian saris and robes of monks in Tibet. The main value in life was a harmony with nature. And this is manifested in everything, even in clothes. It is made exclusively from natural materials, ideally - with their hands.

Flower children imitated not only the Eastern peoples. Their vdohnavlyala same story marrokantsev, American Indians, gypsies. That hippie rediscovered fashion Indian moccasins, mexican poncho, moroccan tunics, colorful gypsy skirts, beaded accessories, Baubles and more.

How did react to the hippie craze high fashion? How did the ethnic style in fashion history? The Sixties were a difficult decade in fashion history. Feature of this period Truce in that fashion trends shifted from the streets of the fashion stage, and not vice versa. Modelry from around the world inspired by the updates to street fashion. These new items were developed and refined, becoming a work of art.

One of the first to ethno style, Yves Saint Laurent. In 1960 he went to the podium "rocker bride." Black turtlenecks, leather shirts. This collection has caused serious criticism from the highest society, other designers and the press. Yves Saint Laurent was forced to leave the fashion house of Dior, although at the time he and his head. But leaving only gave freedom and independence. And after some time his collection with elements of ethnic identity has been praised.

While the hippie clothes evoked disgust, many considered her unkempt, dilapidated. After the ethnic style of a hand, Yves Saint Laurent, she gained the noble, the salon look. Romantic dress of silk and organza for aristocrats qualitatively different from the patchwork clothes with mixed patterns of street hippies. Couturier in his works using traditional motifs Africa, Peru, ancient China, Morocco. Clothing of the wizard has become popular among people who had multimillion-states.

Ethnic style in the history of fashion - haute couture from Yves Saint Laurent sigral a pivotal role. The African collection olichalas bright colors and unusual materials deshiviznoy. Used linen, wood, straw and glass. The Chinese collection is rife with unusual colors: pink, orange, yellow and purple. Unusual ostentatious luxury theater. Indian collections have brought unusual lightness. But in the words of the most beautiful couture was a Russian collection. Russian revolution in fashion has not happened, but woke up the interest of Europeans to the whole russkmu. This mode does not lose its relevance to the present day.

On ethnic identity and the history of fashionis largely influenced by Japanese fashion designer Kenzo. His style was different ethnic cheerful variegated. Interestingly a combination of a simple cut kimono and Scandinavian, South American, eastern elements. Japanese fabric flower side by side with the Scottish cell, a Chinese jacket with a collar stand is complemented with white cotton ruffled country style. Kenzo makes extensive use of Spanish boleros, Indian fringe, Russian blouse and fur hats, Indian paydzhamu. Moodelera experiments led to a combination of sports and classical style with elements of ethno.

Fashion history is not without mention of Jean Paul Gaultier. Ethnic style accompanies all of his collection. As soon as the ethno entered his work in 1976 and never left him. Sama loved reception Gaultier - using elements of the national costumes of various nations together, and mixing different styles. Designer draws inspiration from the streets. For example, see Hasidic rabbis, Jean-Paul created a collection of "Rabbi-chic." Base - jackets, long-skirted black dress, shirts and caps worn outside "pile." But culture of Southeast Asia was inspired to create a collection "Tattoo, which became fashionable operdelyayuschey for youth fashion for a decade. "Chips" collection - piercings, graffiti, imitation tattoos. Absolutely Africa were present in the collections of "Big Trip", "Mongolians," "The African saga.