FASHIONPEDIA
Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.


Full view of the city of Oporto, from the Quay of Villa Nova.

Oporto, View, Porto, Quay, Villa Nova, Portugal,
Oporto, from the Quay of Villa Nova.

OPORTO. FROM THE QUAY OF VILLA NOVA.

Leading the spectator onward, and crossing to Villa Nova on the southern bank of the Douro, we come in full view of the city of Oporto, covering the range of hills opposite, a part of which only is seen on the left in this view.

The ancient cathedral, with the bishop’s palace adjoining, form the most conspicuous objects on that side. On the right stands the eminently situated convent of the Serra, with part of Villa Nova skirting the river below it.

The scene is here, generally, one of bustle and commercial activity. In the view, the moment of high tide has been chosen, when numeros vessels are in the act of being towed up and down the river. Owing to the difficulties of the bar at the mouth, vessels of a large class seldom attempt to enter, and those of five hundred tons may be stated as the largest that can at any time pass with safety.

Some of the Brazilian ships, which trade to this port, are of somewhat larger tonnage than this, but they are obliged generally to lighten their cargoes prior to entering the river, or to wait in the offing for high tides.

Roman Clothing and Fashion by Alexandra Croom.

In this richly illustrated survey, Alexandra Croom describes the range and style of clothing worn throughout the Western Empire and shows how fashions changed between the first and the sixth centuries.

The chief article of export is wine ; and the grand depot for this commodity is in Villa Nova, where long, low buildings, called lodges, are erected for its deposit.

The quantity of (factory) wine stored for the English market may be stated at 53,000 pipes, and 25,000 pipes may be considered as the average quantity exported to England annually.

Note:  The Holy Land. Jerusalem from the road leading to Bethany.

During the last year (1828), the number of pipes sent to England amounted to 28,000; but this unusual exportation probably arose from an apprehension of the intercourse between the two countries being-interrupted.

The exportation of port wine to all other countries does not exceed from 10,000 to 15,000 pipes annually.

Source: Select views of some of the principal cities of Europe by Robert Batty. London: Moon, Boys, and Graves, 1832.

Continuing

OPORTO.

The Mouth of the Douro from Massarellos.


Oporto, from the Monte D’Arabida.

Oporto, from the Quay of Villa Nova.

Oporto, from Villa Nova.

Oporto, from the Custom-House Quay.

Oporto, from Fontainhas.


Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.


Leave a Reply


Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)


FASHIONPEDIA
Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.


Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.


Literature

Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.