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Luxury Clothing on a Budget: Yes, It’s Possible

Luxury Clothing on a Budget: Yes, It’s Possible

As of 2019, the luxury apparel industry in the U.S. values at $18.75 Million and has massive growth room based on the market study conducted by Statista. The term “luxury clothing” tends to intimidate a lot of consumers as they automatically think of expensive designer brands that easily cost several thousands of dollars. In truth, luxury clothing is more of a feeling the item gives off with its textures and overall effect. So if you’re on a budget, is it possible to obtain pieces of luxury clothing? It Starts With Your Funds Money always factors into fashion even when you’re the one creating the pieces yourself. A good rule of thumb is to limit clothes budget to around 5% of after-tax income according to Pete Dunn, a financial planner. To see what fashion pieces are practical, it’s good to establish your funding, and in some cases you may want to make use of…

Fashion revolution #1: The Delphos dress

Fashion revolution #1: The Delphos dress

Every month, LuxuryActivist will highlight one special focus on fashion. We call it Fashion revolutions, a great way to talk about fashion history. This month, the highlight goes to the famous Delphos dress by Mariano Fortuny. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was born in 1871 in Granada – Spain. He opened a Fashion house in 1906 and continued until 1946. After a career as Lighting engineer for theaters, he and his wife, Henrietta, started a fashion business. Influenced by different ballets and dramas played at the Theater, Mariano Fortuny had a specific taste for classical aesthetics although he believed that artists and designers should always look ahead and innovate. For many years, Mariano and his wife lived in a Palazzo in Venice, a place which brought a great inspiration for his fashion. And in a perpetual engagement towards the future and a certain idea of avant-gardism, Mariano Fortuny completely refused the…