Category: Fashion

19. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Review

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Yves Saint Laurent as ambassador for Lyon silk

by Hibou Pèlerin

Soie ou saucisson – in the traditional Lyonnaise families, you belonged to either the silk camp or the sausage camp. Both have left their mark on the city’s economic development. Visitors to the Musée des tissus in Lyon can now discover what links the silk camp with the renowned fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

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21. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Fashion

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African fashion

by Hibou Pèlerin

African fashion design is flourishing, and has been making waves on the world’s catwalks in recent years. ‘Connecting Afro Futures – Fashion x Hair x Design’ at Berlin’s Museum of Decorative Arts, the Kunstgewerbemuseum, provides current insights and examines the background to this upswing.

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12. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Lovely, lovelier, loveliest

by Andrej Abplanalp

Ideals of beauty are also a barometer of what is important to a given society. As a result, they’ve changed constantly over the past few centuries.

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12. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Fighting tradition with rock ’n’ roll

by Andrej Abplanalp

In the 1950s, young people started rebelling against the traditional middle-class values of the time. With dancing and rock ’n’ roll, they aspired to the American lifestyle.

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18. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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The great liberalisation

by David Eugster

In the late 1960s, Swiss citizens were talking about hair length, education or voting rights for women In a matter of just a few years, society underwent a profound change.

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