Poncho is an iconic item for the dusty, wild and adventurous folk style. Poncho is also an effective warm-keeping garment in winter. That’s why, instead of a thick, repetitive coat, try it with a poncho!
Style’s Guide Glamorous Poncho from FW21
According to crfashionbook.com, the earliest recorded instance of a cloak dates back to 1066 illustrating a soldier or shepherd with a cloak over his shoulders. Early robes were simply round pieces of fabric that were attached to a collar. Over time, they evolved into designs that required more intricate cutting and stitching. They can also be used to denote rank or occupation. For example, monks often wore hooded, waist-length robes, while royalty preferred clothing made of fur, decorated with velvet, silk or satin.
Cloaks made of waterproof fabric were also used by the military as rainwear in Europe until and throughout the 1900s. In the Victorian era, more women than men wore capes – in particular, the coats. Red robes are a sign of good husbandry and high status in society.
In the 1920s, they were shaped like cocoons, which made them especially suitable over jackets to wear over full-body evening dresses. In the ’30s, cape/jacket hybrids were introduced, providing a more tailored silhouette, collar and buttons, slits instead of sleeves for the arms. By the 1950s, abbreviated bust-length gowns, fully closed at the front, were worn over matching dresses.
For comparison, ponchos are made of square or rectangular fabric, with a hole in the middle for the wearer’s head to protrude. It is worn parallel (forming a rectangle) or diagonally (forming a rhombus). Some have hoods to keep out wind or rain and may also have lanyards on the sides.
Born from the need to keep warm and protect the body from extreme weather conditions, while still being able to move freely to continue working comfortably, the poncho was adopted by the Native American peoples of the Andes and Patagonia use dates back to pre-Hispanic times, and is therefore considered a typical garment of South America.
Traditional ponchos are woven from vicuña’s hair, cotton, wool or silk, often incorporating stripes or more intricate motifs. The colors and designs of traditional ponchos serve more than an aesthetic purpose – they are a way of signifying power and seniority in the indigenous South American Mapuche community, and are therefore usually worn only by those Elderly men, leaders and heads of lineage in families. During the 1970s, the poncho became a must-have style item for American women in the hippie movement.
Later, like capes, ponchos largely disappeared from the fashion market, although handy waterproof versions – often in army green – have been used by campers as makeshift tents, sheets, and tents. yard covers and emergency wipes. But in 2004, this item somehow made a comeback in the fashion arena.
According to Britain’s The Guardian that year, “somehow, ponchos are becoming so popular that there’s no doubt they’ve become this fall’s biggest trend.” On the US website Slate.com, titled “Is that a real Poncho shirt?” Is there anything you like about the poncho? Apparently it’s the ‘comfort and comfort’ that this item brings to wearing.
“Some writers have said that we are in a post-crop top and low-rise jeans era, in which women wearing ponchos become more polite than exposing their bodies. The poncho ‘covers all the right areas’, concealing the most disturbing body flaws. Easy to wear. It goes with everything. One size fits all.
Every few years, however, designers favor the return of capes and ponchos. In 2014, at the end of the Burberry FW2014 show, the models all debuted with their own personalized Burberry quilted ponchos, leading to a months-long waiting list and ultimately a set designs have been sold out. It not only sparked the monogram movement; It also aroused interest in gowns.
What’s wrong with choosing comfortable and pleasant clothes? Is it more sustainable to share clothes (and donate or resell) when you’re tired of them? Who cares if people think you look fat or chubby, when it’s all about body positivity and fat acceptance, not your looks. of men, these days post-Covid-19?
So to get back to the main point: if you’re only buying one thing this FW2021 season, opt for a cape or a poncho. It’s an easy wardrobe update, assuming you’ll be moving to some temperate climate as soon as travel restrictions are lifted. And just in case we can’t travel abroad (because, you know, the travel bubble can and will burst), your new gown or gown won’t be left unattended and abandoned. in the back of your closet too.
You can cover it with an armchair and admire it every day. Immerse yourself in it while watching Netflix, should you face another lockdown. And you can even use it as a picnic blanket in case restaurant dinners are banned.
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