Hollywood Award Season // Style Exclusive

It’s seems like movies influenced fashion before designers were mega stars of their own. In the early years of the film business, costume designers were named “designers” although CoCo Chanel is one of the first well known fashion designers that has stood the test of time. Costume designers of the same time period were shaping the fashionistas and celebrities desire for the latest “in fashion.” According to a WWD article, “The clothes worn by some of moviedom’s most memorable characters have had audiences rushing to replicate the looks for the past 75 years.”

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Much like history, fashion repeats itself. Mary Pickford won the Oscar in 1930 wearing an unknown designer, this silhouette is very similar to Kate Hudson‘s dress by Versace she wore this year to the Golden Globes.

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Also wearing a dress to the Globes with nods of vintage style was Felicity Jones in Christian Dior. Her dress is reminiscent of Joanne Woodward‘s dress she wore to accept the Oscar in 1958.

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Jones wears another show stopped by Alexander McQueen to the Oscars which has a nod to the Hubert de Givenchy dress won by Audrey Hepburn when she won in 1954. Givenchy happens to be the first well known designer worn at a Hollywood award season and is still going strong at the ripe old age of 87.

The term “Bitch stole my look” has been in the making for nearly 100 years.

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In 1976 Louise Fletcher won the Oscar yet again wearing an unknown designer. This years award season, Jennifer Lopez wore a dress by Zuhair Murad that has an uncanny resembles of Fletcher’s to the Golden Globes.

 

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Gwen Stefani wore a courture jumpsuit by Versace to the 57th Grammy awards that is similar to the one Sissy Spacek wore when she won the Oscar in 1981. Showing that the 1980s trend is still relevant.

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Designer Yves Saint Laurent made his first appearance at the Oscars in 1972 when Jane Fonda won wearing one of his designs. More then 40 years later, Margot Robbie wears Saint Laurent to the Oscars in a dress very similar to the one Fonda wore.

The Hollywood award season started out as a humble affair to honor the art of the film. Many starlets of this inception wore their own clothing or possibly something from the wardrobe department of the lastest film they were working on. It wasn’t until the mid 1980s that actors started wearing designer dresses on a regular basis and naming them on the red carpet.

An article from WWD states, “It’s a different process from that of a fashion designer, who faces the pressures of the marketplace, Jacqueline Durran points out. And, My focus as a costume designer is on interpreting a script and making some kind of solution that culls the thing together,” she explains. “Whereas [if you’re] a fashion designer, you have to sell the thing you’re making.”

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Ria H. Faragova from Dressign Fashion Interview

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Dressign is a new clothing label, presenting accessible, versatile and with unique products designed by Ria H. Faragova. Every piece in their on-line store can be specially tailor-made to suit your requirements. They are focusing on the fresh outlook of streetwear in the form of easy, comfortable and casual clothes for both daytime and evening wear, which can be worn at work and during leisure time and also ethically and ecologically manufactured in Europe

We enter into the gorgeous world of Ria H. Faragova , an Slovakia Fashion Designer with a unique style with tailor- made streetwear clothings.Dressign

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– You studied Architecture. How do you start in the fashion world?

After I graduated from the university I decided I was going to blend the creativity and skills which i  learned during my studies of Architecture with the sewing and designing skills I have as my hobby. I have this hobby for a long time and make a lot of clothes for me and my friends during the high school years.

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– When did you decide to create your own brand?

After the first positive feedbacks on my first pieces which i  sold online, I kept getting more and more orders and I realised people liked my work and I was loving what I was doing. It seemed for me  the perfect combination to create an own brand.

-Do you remember the first piece that you create?

Yes I remember very good . It is our bestseller, the boat neck shrug. It was created during one evening, at first I was thinking to make a new design for a cardigan, but during the process came up this idea of the asymmetrical shrug pattern , and I liked it.

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– How do you get the inspiration?

I get my inspiration from different places. Sometimes it’s from nature and sometimes it’s from architecture and geometry.

– Your shop is also stocked three times a year with limited edition collection available only during a short time frame. How do you define the Dressing’s style ?

Dressign‘s style is an urban, streetstyle with an original pattern and  comfortable pieces which also can be tailor made to fit all the body shapes.

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– If you hadn’t been a fashion designer. what would you like to be?

If I hadn’t tried to start Dressign after graduating, I would be still a full time architect.

– Where can we buy your clothes? 

These are available online on dressign.com and in some boutiques in Europe

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Photo: Goldschnee http://goldschnee.blogspot.sk/ and Julia http://xthecoldfrontx.tumblr.com/

-And finally, A dream to be done?

We are dreaming a lot ! Soon we are going to launch a  collection of bags and accesories, and sportwear, designed all by me.

 Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/dressign.look

 Site : http://www.dressign.com/

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