Monday, December 03, 2012

Costume Inspiration - World of Steam Age

Fashion and textile designers can browse a colourful selection of bourgeoisie, period dress at the Pinterest site 'Costume Inspiration.' The social, photo-sharing site allows you to browse the pinboard for inspiration,'re-pin' images to your own collection, or 'like' photographs. The array of costume on show reveals fashions trends and social traditions from the late eighteenth century through to the turn of the twentieth century. Photographs, drawings and magazine cuttings decorate the site which not only shows the corseted, heavy-skirted fashions of the day, but also has an interesting collection of accessories. Aristocratic Russian and Japanese fashions features prominently as does British dress from the 1800s.