Category: Fashion

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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4. June 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Ornaments divided opinion

by Barbara Vinken

In the nineteenth century, a heated debate broke out about ornaments and their production. The issue dominated the world of art and culture and was a turning point in the aesthetics of modernity.

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11. May 2018

Modern Age | Fashion

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Fashion statement and status symbol: the Brämikappe fur hat

by Murielle Schlup

In the 17th century, very few women went without a Brämikappe. At least that is the impression we have from countless portraits of women from that time.

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20. March 2018

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The watch of Presidents

by Gabriel Heim

In 1947, watch brand VULCAIN launched the world’s first wristwatch with built-in alarm that could be mass-produced. The “Cricket” became a symbol of the post-war period and has gone down in watchmaking history as the “President’s Watch”.

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