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Stylish CollectionFashion as we know it, is all about styling up and looking dapper, but did you know, the lesser known facts about fashion? With its inception centuries ago, fashion has always been a trending talk of the town. Be it in the 16th Century where women wore 6-24 inches of platform heels calling it “chopine” or in the 18th century when women used beef fat as a form of hair gel to hold their hair in place. Everything done back than was termed fashionable.

Fashion has evolved time and again; furthermore, here is a list of far-fetched fashion facts, which you haven’t heard before.

  • The origin of sneaker dates back to the 1800’s, these were shoes with soft rubber soles, which got its name from the fact that they made no sound when they touched the ground.
  • Did you know skirts make for the second oldest garment in history? Also the acclaimed French designer Christian Dior can be single handedly credited for designing A-line and Pencil skirts in the 1950’s
  • The term “Valentino red” made waves in the fashion industry soon after Valentino Garavani became known for his famous red dresses that were much in trend.
  • Coco Chanel’s launch of Chanel No. 5 perfume paved way for an era of fragranced perfumes in the 1920’s, while the tradition of scented perfumes dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, who  placed scented grease cones above their head, which by the day would melt and leave traces of oily fragrance on them.
  • The major fashion weeks that take place every year, go in an arranged order starting with New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and then Paris Fashion Week.
  • For a short period of time the famous Christian Louboutin shoes known for its trademark red sole, were available with light blue soles. The collection was called “ something blue” made especially for the brides. The special shoes were available only through special order, but its production was discontinued soon after the company faced trademark issues.
  • In Germany in the year 1586, the first fashion magazine was published.
  • In the ancient times in Rome and parts of Alexandria and Egypt, women took on natural colorants of berries to color their lips. In the olden days, these natural ingredients acted as a lipstick for women.
  •  Did you know the fashion industry generates an average of $ 20 Billion each year?
  • In ancient Rome the regal shade of purple was aloof for the royalties alone.
  • The first set of false eyelashes were made out of human hair and was invented in particular for Hollywood producer D.W. Griffith in 1916, as he wanted to enhance actress Seena Owen’s eyes.

Having listed the lesser known fashion facts, here is your chance to brush up on your fashion information. While we have mentioned about fashion, there is no missing on the fashionable range of clothing Banana Republic has to offer.

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