Classicism

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Classicism refers to the period of history in 1600-1800. In terms of fashion, the term refers to an aesthetic of fashion derived from Ancient Greek and Roman art, using clean, simple lines to create a timeless look. Classicism can also refer to the use of Greek and Roman motifs in fashion. Designers tend to interpret classicism in two different ways; in a literal way, by directly replicating items of clothing used in art such as togas or Greek tunics, or in a more creative way, taking the underlying attributes of the artwork (clean proportions and smooth lines) and working them into their own personal aesthetic.


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Jacob Hall

Written by Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall is a modern languages student currently working freelance as a fashion journalist. Can generally be found lurking around the Givenchy menswear section of the Birmingham Bullring!


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