Hi everyone! Welcome to our third virtual YLF Book Club meet-up.
We are talking about 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion by Harriet Worsley.
The book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that, between 1900 and 2010, forever changed the world of fashion. As the author herself puts it: "... each idea had to be something that rerouted the course of fashion and without which womenswear would not be what it is today."
In fact, some of the concepts, movements and events in the book helped change women's lives on more than just a fashion level. E.g. the practicality of pants for work and leisure activities, the freedom of movement knitwear has brought us. Durable and affordable wash-and-dry fabrics...
Personally, I'm also very grateful for the invention of the zipper. Just imagine how much time it would take to get a pair of 20 eyelet Dr. Martens boots on and off without the zip (the original version only had the laces by the way). And that's just one example.
So, what did you think of the book? Which of the concepts do you find truly revolutionary? Which are the ones you feel really changed the world of fashion? Did you feel anything essential was left out?
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Hope you enjoyed the book!