1920 Fashion


    1920 Fashion


We can define 1920 fashion as a new social reconstruction period with the end of World War I in 1918. During this period, the first fashion fairs and stands were established, and the first boutiques and mini fashion shows were held.

According to many fashion historians, women's fashion became modern in the 1920s: Elements such as oversized Oxford bags, full fur coats, and flared hats were reflected in fashion.

In this period, the style named “ala waiter” with masculine lines was adopted. With this style, the hair is shortened, the chest and back areas are closed, and the arms and legs are exposed.

Coco Chanel was the pioneer of the short hair fashion that became widespread in 1923. At the same time, the skirt length below the knee has become fashionable and has come as "Chanel boy" until today.

In the evening dresses, fabrics such as satin and velvet, gold and silver embroidery, tassels, bows, drapes, and fur borders were used; Low back and fishnet stockings are widely preferred.

Elegant shoe models with pointed ends and straps became fashionable in this period.

The fashion trend that left its mark on the period was charleston. The entertainment industry, which emerged as a reaction to the war, reflected jazz and charleston dance to fashion. Dresses worn without corsets, tassels and beads became fashionable in this period.
Flapper girls of the 1920s - teenage girls with messy hair; She left her mark on a period with her short hair, comfortable clothes, short skirts, make-up and indifferent attitudes.

Black jackets and gray vests together with striped trousers became prominent in men's clothing. This team is named after the German Stresemann who uses him the most.

The media was on the rise during this period, and Hollywood movies made an impact, and the costumes worn in black and white movies greatly influenced fashion.
With the discovery of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamen in 1922, Egyptian motifs and colors became popular in fashion. Women washed in tincture iodine baths to give their skin a reddish color, and dark eyes in Egyptian art provided inspiration for eyeliner.

With the movie star fashion, elegant lip shape came to the fore with a smooth natural skin in make-up. Women used lipstick, mascara and eyebrow pencil along with powder. Thinner and curved eyebrows are also used extensively.

The most common in face powder colors have been cream, pink, deep pink, and sandy orange.

Eyelash curler was invented by Kurlash in 1923.

During this period, with the influence of art movements such as Cubism, Bauhaus and Art Deco, there were developments in clothing and shoe designs.

Dresses in minimalist and geometric styles are designed with rectangular forms. In 1922, Sonia Delaunay designed geometric patterns, colorful dresses and fabrics in her studio.