Monday, August 1, 2011

Costume industry. Thanya

This usually refers to a style of dress, distinctive to a period, theme, class, performer theatre, dance ; actually it is an outfit worn as one will dress in general. It can include alot of things, some people dress in costume every day as their own morning ritual.

Theatrical costume; National costume; Holidays and Festivals; mascots; children, Everyone really does look forward to some form of dress ups, especially fancy dress party's. It gives a chance of letting lose and pretending of some other time or character, (acting.)

Costume will usually enhance or help communicate a story or dance/themed era of history or life, it will also help portrey a scene setting.

Was one of the most influential , significant companies to combine visual arts to the public in the 20th century. Reinvigorating the art of performing dance. It was groundbreaking in combining artistic collaboration among choreographers, composers artists and dancers. The company has had a reputation to invite the collaboration of rising contemporary fine artists in the designs of sets and costumes. some are "BakstBraqueGontcharovaLarionovPicassoChanel,MatisseDerainMiróde ChiricoDalíBilibinTchelitchevUtrilloNicholas Roerich, and Rouault. Their designs contributed to the groundbreaking excitement of the company's productions. The scandal caused by the premiere performance in Paris of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring has been partly attributed to the provocative aesthetic of the costumes of the Ballets Russes."

Leon Bakst, one of the most important designers for the Ballet Russe, was born in Grodno on May 10, 1866. Aiding Diaghilev with the formation of Ballet Russe, Bakst assumed the role of artistic director. His sets and costumes brought him wide recognition. He is most noted for the sets and costumes for Scheherazade (1910), Firebird (1910), Le Spectre de la Rose (1911). He designed for Ballet Russe from 1909-1921.

fashion couture Thanya

fashion couture is an amazing time of high sewing; unique quality dressmaking.
Hauteur couture is a made to order specific clothing garment, usually of the best quality fabrics and extreme attention to detail. In French the term "Hauteur Couture" is now protected by law and defined the "Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris based in ParisFrance Their rules state that only "those companies mentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministry for Industry are entitled to avail themselves" of the label haute couture. The criteria for haute couture were established in 1945 and updated in 1992.

To earn the right to call itself a couture house and to use the term hauteur couture in its advertising and any other way, members of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture must follow these rules:
  • Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.
  • Have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least fifteen people full-time.
  • Each season (i.e., twice a year), present a collection to the Paris press, comprising at least thirty-five runs/exits with outfits for both daytime wear and evening wear.

                                                                            Charles Frederick Worth 1825/1895.

Dresses designed by Charles F Worth.

CHARLES FREDERICK WORTH, Is considered the fore fathers of Hauteur Couture as we know it today. Born in England and working in France, he revolutionised the high fashion culture, with showing a portfolio of his designs on live models.
He began his carer as a draper in London then moving to Paris and continuing on there.  HE was to marry one of the young models "Marie Vernet", she would model simple shawls and bonnets and eventually some simple dresses designed and made by Charles, which prospective customers enquired about and requested copies.
Still working at the drapery and now a junior partner in the firm, he urged to expand into dressmaking. Charles decided to branch out and found a Swedish man to help him bankroll his new venture and in 1858 opened "Worth and Bobergh".

Clothing designed by Charles f Worth.