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Aprons

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Apron” means an over-garment covering the front of the body (from the French naperon, a small tablecloth). For centuries, people worldwide have worn them as protective garments, as ceremonial indicators of marital and parental status, rank...

Armor

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Accommodating and enclosing the human form, body armor has a direct connection with costume. Over the centuries, and in cultures worldwide, armor has been made from virtually all natural and many man-made media. During the Middle Ages...
...The Collection in Context Karl Lagerfeld was a prominent figure in fashion in the mid-1990s: his name was closely linked to the luxury brand Chanel but, defining himself as a freelance designer, he also acted as a creative director...

Body Armor

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Although the term body armor has traditionally described apparel providing physical protection for combatants, the term might apply equally well to protective garments for any situation in which humans face danger from impact. Sports...

Bulgaria: Ethnic Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Over many centuries, Bulgaria’s complicated history brought peoples of various ethnicities into the region. In the seventh century c.e., the Bulgars, originally a Turkic-Tartar tribe, united with the Slavonic tribes who had settled...

Dress for Recreational Sports and Professional Sports

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Sport is any athletic activity that requires physical skill, rules, or customs and specific dress and environment in order to participate. Recreational sport is any athletic activity that a person may participate in to occupy one’s spare...

Levi Strauss & Co.

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The name Levi Strauss is indelibly linked with a quintessential American fashion—blue jeans. The original riveted work pants, called “waist overalls,” were patented by Levi Strauss in 1873 and became staples of quality, durable workingmen’s...

On the Antiquity of East European Bridal Clothing

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...In much of Russia and Ukraine well into this century, there came a time in each girl’s life when she was finally offered a panjóva to wear. Up to this point, like her mother, she had worn a long white chemise, a belt or sash, and in cold...
...The Object in Detail For his fall/winter 1982–1983 menswear collection, Gianni Versace showed leather jackets inspired by medieval armor, incorporating inserts of metal mesh at the shoulder. This mesh, evoking chainmail, was made from...

Threads of Life: Red Fringes in Macedonian Dressemphasis

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...During the summer of 1996 while I was searching for folk dresses in the republic of Macedonia,1. Currently admitted by the UN under the temporary name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM); (Macedonian Republika Makedonija...