Saturday, 21 January 2012

Blast from the Past

Big J and I spent the evening watching Sevillanas, a documentary by Carlos Saura, and then we hopped around youtube looking for videos on flamenco and sevillanas.

As you probably know, I'm a fan of fashion from a by-gone era, and it struck me while watching the videos that some of our current fashion is inspired by traditional Spanish flamenco garb.

See any familiar themes?

Carmen Amaya Ruffle
Ruffles
La Paquera de Jerez, polka-dots
Polka Dots
- the lady facing these 2 wore polka dots too!


Feria
Spanish Shawl


and finally all 3 in one outfit:
Feria de Sevilla
Now this is a look especially for Spain's April Fair, but you can see how the same elements are all still quite popular today.

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2 comments:

  1. Love Sevillanas... sure miss dancing them...

    xoxox

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    1. I'm gonna learn one of these days!

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