The fifties are clearly a decade widely considered to be one of the most pivotal in the history of fashion. After the austerity of war years, women could finally feel beautiful and could take care of themselves and their desires. Fashion became the rhythm of the world’s heartbeat. Drunk on newly acquired freedom, designers started making spectacular collections taking advantage of all that suddenly became available…
We have a task for you: close your eyes and imagine a flamenco dancer... We can bet in your mind's eye most of you will get the image of a dark-haired beauty in a blood-coloured dress with layers upon layers of ruffles. For most people red is the colour intrinsically linked with the flamenco. And even though dancers use a wide variety of colours when dressing for performances, there is no escaping the classic due - red and black. That's why we want to dive into the history of this beautiful colour.
The idea of prêt-à-porter was popularised by Robert Altman’s film from 1994. Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger, Marcelo Mastroianni, Tim Robbins or Julia Roberts to name just a few - this truly star-studded production revealed the ins and outs going on backstage during an exceptional fashion show…
While describing flamenco dance, numerous researchers emphasise the impact other cultures (which at some point in history inhabited the Iberian Peninsula) had on this marvellous art. Most often, they highlight the importance of oriental dances (Arab, Jewish, Indian). However, we are not speaking here about borrowings or ‘quotes’ from other cultures. More than anything - these are influences and inspirations.