This style includes expensive
designer's reproduction, but should
not be misunderstood as "haute" or high fashion.
the different categories of styles is a skill that demands
up-to-date knowledge and motivation.
fashion) This category
includes the very chic, one-of-a-kind, the custom-made
and designer's collection.
layered, fitted to suit, very specific individual taste.
and rare materials.
leader, very unique, tres chic
originals, very expensive.
matching and custom made pieces.
Notice the unusual layers, unique and one-of-a-kind designs.
muted solid colors (gray, black and white)
uncomplicated and well fitted (Chanel type)
fabrics, usually expensive materials.
refined, status and executive-looking.
custom-made or altered to fit.
and matching real gold and diamond accessories.
Notice the emphasis on the uncomplicated, well fitted status look.
opposite of conservative. Clothes are reduced from the feminine
This style creates a glamorous and glitzy impact.
vivid, and contrasting (black is a favorite color).
Severe, sharp and usually
asymmetrical. Bold and often overwhelmingly fitted with open
Confident, chic, sexy and
or altered to fit.
Accessory Bold statement
usually metallic (gold, silver, bronzes, etc).
Notice the fit, its impact and
its open slits. Sometimes open back design or see-through
materials are used. You'll when you see one.
CLASSIC This style
includes Town & Country or the emphasis of business and
navy, red, blue and black.
Simple and traditional
Durable and natural fibers.
Typical leader, practical,
Clothes that has a timeless
appeal year after year, expensive.
and conservative shapes.
the a timeless appeal of the design. A very good example are
the collection of Chanel.
(feminine/demure) This category includes traditional
old fashioned, but should not be misunderstood as a classic
because of its girlish features.
Pastel, soft blends, muted
Simple flows, rounded curves
and semi- fitted.
flowing, lace, usually old-fashioned small print.
soft, charming, innocent and very feminine.
Gentle, very delicate --
price not an issue.
Accessory Very simple
real gold and diamond accessories.
Notice the simple accessories, its color and angular lines.
Earth tones are favorites.
simple, easy and comfortable.
fibers, basic denim, thick and old-fashioned.
Tough, strong, sometimes western.
mobility and price not an issue.
water-resistant watch, leather boots and thick belt.
Notice the emphasis of earth tone colors.
This category includes denim, feeling at-home, sometimes
color is not an issue (brights, pastels, earth tones)
Unstructured, simple, and
Popular (natural, blend
or synthetic fibers).
Easy-going, athletic, unpretentious
Easy care, home atmosphere
Accessory Cloth bag,
basic, simple accessories, including disposables.
Notice the easy-going features and simple lines.
GRUNGE Category which
was made popular during the early 90s. It creates an emphasis
of younger generations, exaggerated constructions, separates,
Could be anything
exaggerated and unusual.
Popular (natural, blend
or synthetic fibers), knits.
confident but sometimes impractical. Most designs die quickly.
Easy pieces, but sometimes
wild and usually inexpensive.
Accessory All kinds,
real or fakes, inexpensive accessories including disposables.
Notice the exaggerated lines, sometimes out-of-this-world.
Different styles were popularized by Madonna and Cindy Lauper
in the 80s. Very artistic and sometimes unexplainable designs.
category did not really make it outside Star Trek epoch and
may have gone during the dot-com era. The category emphasizes
the look of the electronic and the computer age. The design
concept is based on galactic or extra-terrestrial inspired
metallic (gold, silver, etc.), vivid, and contrasting.
sharp and usually asymmetrical.
Hard, unusually bold and
often overwhelmingly round or square
to our present times, unique accessories or trim.
statement, extra-ordinary accessories, usually expensive
geometric accessories (rings, earrings, including bags)
Notice the unique accessories,
its sharp and angular lines. Shoes with
red lights are examples of this style.