These lace and linen undergarments date back to hundreds of years before women’s underwear was thought to exist. They had lain hidden in a vault beneath the floorboards of an Austrian castle since the 15th century. Despite their state of decay, the knickers bear more than a passing resemblance to the string bikini briefs popular today, while the bra has the fitted cups and delicate straps of its modern-day counterparts. While it was known that medieval men wore undergarments like modern-day shorts, it was thought that their womenfolk simply wore a smock or chemise, and that knickers didn’t make an appearance until the late 18th century. Bras were thought to be an even more modern invention, not appearing until around 100 years ago. However, Hilary Davidson, fashion curator at the Museum of London, said the discovery ‘totally rewrites’ fashion history, adding: ‘Nothing like this has ever come up before.’
Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal
This wildly entertaining series comes courtesy of Yago Partal who dresses up zoo animals in snazzy attire. The entire series is really well done and a lot of the outfits match the critters characteristics perfectly. You can order prints of your favourite fashionable animal over at his tumblr page which is linked below.
Hussein Chalayan Fall 2013, Rise.
Devon Aoki wearing Alexander McQueen S/S 97 shot by Nick Knight for Visionaire: Comme des Garçons issue 1997 (#20)
”Nick Knight’s iconic image of Japanese/American model Devon Aoki in Alexander McQueen is an exemplary photograph shot for the cover of the influential style magazine Visionaire in 1997. Here, the celebrated British fashion photographer who has continued to push the boundaries of photographic process and aesthetics, deftly enhances the signature contradiction between the past and the future that is particular to another British icon, Alexander McQueen. This striking photograph is at once directly confrontational and thought-provoking, and captures Aoki with a dark, futuristic aura that infuses her glamour. The image also serves as the cover photo for Knight’s self-titled monograph released in 2009.”
Because Style knows no frontiers, and isn’t limited to any one city.
Matteo Gioli (Super Duper Hats) - Florence, Italy, Sam Lambert (Art Comes First) U.K., London, Shaka Maidoh (Art Comes First) U.K, London, Kalaf Angelo (Poet & Musician) Lisbon, Portugal