Thursday, January 30, 2014

If you are wondering what is the picture about, it is from a video that was made during the year 2011 for the opening and launching of a retail shopping mecca Westfield Stratford City, East London in United Kingdom, the grandest one to date. This short film shows how fashion evolved and portrayed the different iconic styles of each decade that passed. A 100-second video of 100 years of style. Let's look and go back shall we? Just read more to watch the amazing video.

As the couple moves to the different dances of the era, the clothing changes from flapper dresses, cloche hats, pageboy caps, fitted suits, army outfits, "Mad Men" era frocks, '60s tie-dye and the skinny jeans of 2011. Personally, I live for the flapper era- the 20s. And what else is more beautiful than the sight of a Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly moving gracefully in their gorgeous made-up head to toe ensemble from the era? Which ones were your favorites?

What's good in looking back at these styles, aside from the fashion side of it, is that we also get to re-live and recall the statement made by these people from the different decades through the art that transpired from it and in this case, that transpired through the clothes worn and we continue to wear to this day. It is unbelievable how events can inspire creation, and vise-versa, is it not? 

Now, I wonder what the year 2012 and the year 2013 style would be showcased if this film be updated? Both years gave to life numerous fashion trends and styles (reinvention and past style upgrades mostly) but deciding what stood out as the most iconic clothing of the decade would be a neck to neck battle. It has to be the one where the future generation can look back and say, "yes, that really defined that decade!" 

What do you think should it be? 

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