“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.”—Alicia Keys
Fashion is a crucial part of this global trendy culture in which we live. The sources of fashion can be researched by looking back in time with the developing trends and marketed products changing with each generation. Style and what people were wearing goes as far back as the ancient era. Since then trend has evolved all over the world, conforming to the environment in which it has been marketed.
1970s – Jeffrey Banks
Mr. Jeffrey Banks was an ambitious person at a very young age, working with some of the great fashion designers like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein before starting his own signature firm in 1978 when he was just 25 years old. Banks brought a manly detail of charm from the '20s and '30s of Hollywood to his contemporary clothing. His name was seen on suits, neckwear and accessories, but his biggest moneymaker was the furs he designed for males of all ages.
Legendary American Editor for Vogue Magazine, André Leon-Talley was quoted to say that Mr. Bank’s furs were "so smart and tailored that some women want to wear them." Jeffrey Banks was also dedicated to the business and monetary end of his enterprise where he has remained involved throughout his career. A Japanese businessman by the name Tomio Taki invested in Banks' company in 1988, helping him out a great deal. Mr. Jeffrey Banks continues to design clothes for millions of classy men and also women around the world.
1980s- Christian Lacroix
French designer Christian Lacroix started out designing opera costumes while working as a museum curator in Paris. He later launched his haute house in Paris, France in 1987 during an economic recession. That first collection brought a revival of couture’s former glory; brightly colored baroque, almost...