Disco and the 1970’s

Discotheques emerged in the 1960’s prompted by excessive style. In the 1970’s disco fashion had become a acceptable for day as well as evening wear.  US Designers such as Stephen Burrows, Betsey Johnson and Norma Kamali produced clothes which adapted to, or were designed specifically for disco dancing. Disco wear commonly included leotards, t shirts, shorts and stretch jeans. Danskin a popular leotard company sold wraparound skirts leotards and matching tights.  These fabrics were often made from cotton, spandex, corduroy and denim. Discos fashion ideally focused on showcasing extravagant, fun, and exotic fashions.

 

Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

Did you know…The history behind Cashmere

Cashmere is made from a Kashmir goat which is found in Inner Mongolia, the People’s republic of China, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Cashmere is the rare natural fibre combed from the fleece of the goat. Since the early 14th century Cashmere would often make up into children’s dresses and blended with other fibre’s to make women’s outer garments. In the 20th century, cashmere was used for coats, dresses, scarves and sweaters. It is expensive to produced and is commonly mixed with other fibres such as wool. This is why cashmere is often considered a luxury item.

 

Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers