WESTERN/BRITISH FASHION HISTORY The history of Western fashion is basically a long story of the changing fashions in clothing for men and women in Europe and other countries under its influence (that is the Western world) from the 12th century to the present. From trailing skirts, to conservative dresses, to cowboy looks then skinny jeans and mini dresses.
ARAB FASHION HISTORY British Arabs are Arab people living or born in the United Kingdom. Most Arabs live in Greater London area and many of them are business people, recent immigrants or students. Headscarves are scarves covering most or entire top of woman’s hair and her head. Headscarves may be worn for a variety of purposes for Arabian women such as warmth, sanitation, fashion or social distinction; with religious significance etc.
AFRICAN FASHION HISTORY Black British is a term used to describe British people of Black African or African-Caribbean descent. The term has been used from the 1950s onwards to describe those of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, some of whom are from certain former British colonies in Africa or from the British West Indies who are residents of the United Kingdom and consider themselves British. Traditional African women wear colourful scarves on their head in a stylish way. They usually wear a matching maxi-dress which is long and up to their feet.
CHINESE FASHION HISTORY British Chinese including British-born Chinese are people of Chinese ancestry who were born in, or have migrated to the United kingdom. Chinese clothing is the clothing ancient and modern, worn by the Chinese people. It has varied by region and time and is recorded by the artefacts and arts if Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese clothing is broadly referred to as hanfu with many variations such as traditional academic dress. Japanese clothes and Chinese clothes are very similar. Women would wear bright silk coated Lotus shoes under their bound feet. In China non-western modern clothing e.g. Mao suit are usually hand-made by grandmothers who are very experienced in tailoring and sewing.
INDIAN FASHION HISTORY British Indians are citizens of the united kingdom whose ancestral roots lie in India. This includes people born in the UK who are of Indian descent or Indian born people who have migrated to the UK. Women clothing in India varies widely and is closely related to local culture, religion and climate. Traditional Indian clothing for women is the sari. Sarees are the graceful elegant clothing made out of silk. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay is one if Indians fashion capitals. In some villages in India, traditional clothing is worn e.g. Sari which is a long sheet of colourful cloth with patterns. The traditional style of clothing in India varies with male or female distinctions and this is why women wear full sarees.