New Look, New Silhouette

Starting the week off, I have a new post over on Raincoast Creative Salon! This time I’m looking at Christian Dior’s New Look and how it changed fashion. Dior’s debut collection in 1947, not only changed the fashionable silhouette but also cemented Paris as the center of the fashion world and revitalized the haute couture industry.

Head over to Raincoast Creative Salon to read all about the New Look’s impact!

How Shoulder Pads Changed Fashion History

Today I’m back on Raincoast Creative Salon with the third installment of Fashion One-Oh-One. Today’s column focuses on how shoulder pads changed women’s clothing in the 1930s. Introduced into womenswear by designer Elsa Schiaparelli, they were very popular throughout the 1930s and 1940s and are reoccurring design details that regularly reappear on the runway.

Head over to Raincoast Creative Salon to learn their full history.