The ‘blue’ for blue jeans was first made 6,200 years ago in Peru

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Indigo dye may be older — and more American — than previously assumed. In a study published Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers report scraps of indigo-dyed fabric found in Peru that dated back to 6,200 years ago. That makes these blue jean ancestors nearly 2,000 years older than the previous oldest example of the dye, which was made in Egypt.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/09/16/the-blue-for-blue-jeans-was-first-made-6200-years-ago-in-peru/?wpisrc=nl_science&wpmm=1

The ‘blue’ for blue jeans was first made 6,200 years ago in Peru

“It’s in the Jeans”

Nicole Clinton charts the evolution of the world’s most popular trousers and their relationship to history.

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It is almost impossible to envision a wardrobe, in fact a world, without jeans, yet it is also quite shocking that they were first invented in 1873! While the denim pants are a ubiquitous symbol of modern dress, their creation by a Bavarian-born Jew, Levi Strauss, came way back in the late-nineteenth century. The opportunistic Strauss produced and sold his first pair of jeans to a Californian miner for six dollars in gold dust after the man complained of the difficulty he experienced in finding a pair of stiff, rugged pants that could withstand the rigours of digging. Fast forward over 140 years and jeans have become both a style statement and a fashion essential in the eyes of the Western world, but not without going through a series of physical and social transformations over the decades.

Via: https://fashionphilosophy.net/2016/08/28/its-in-the-jeans/

“It’s in the Jeans”

A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits

A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits

“Can a uniform be couture?” Couture connotes special orders and customization, not uniformity—and certainly not utility. But in the 1950s and 1960s, when commercial flight was becoming a booming business, airlines wanted the prestige of a big-name designer attached to their brand. And for designers, airlines promised large-scale launch campaigns that were sure to get their designs a good amount of publicity.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3062350/a-cultural-history-of-flight-attendant-uniforms-from-go-go-boots-to-power-suits

A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits

A new ERA for Vogue Paris

Who is SUZANNE KOLLER?

Rubia, suiza, segura de sí misma, estilista y siempre con un par de maxigafas allá donde va, así es Suzanne Koller. La nueva directora de moda de Vogue París -hasta ahora también directora la revista Self Service y cofundadora de Petronio Associates junto a Ezra Petronio- se une a un pequeño equipo encabezado porEmmanuelle Alt, directora de la publicación. ¿Qué os parece este nuevo nombramiento? Nosotros esperamos ansiosos el número de agosto para ver su trabajo.

¿Quién es Suzanne Koller? | itfashion.com

A new ERA for Vogue Paris