Even if the notion “timeless fashion” might seems a contradiction in terms, people are still searching in stores, pieces which fashion considers them atemporale.
Things like a well-cut black Givenchy tuxedo, the perfect Celine trouser, the animalistic Tabi boots or a Pearl necklace, are still bestsellers because they are not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion.

Jika-tabi boots emerged in Japan at the turn of the 20th century, worn by construction and road workers, farmers, and painters. During Japan’s Edo period, the tabi’s colors denoted various class affiliations for men. For women, they signaled modesty at a time when footwear and sexuality were intertwined. While respectable women wore tabi to conceal their feet, those who worked in licensed brothels were prohibited from wearing them so that their feet would be available for male delectation in their open-toed shoes.

Tabi boots Martin Margiela

Inspired by the jika-tabi, fashion designer Martin Margiela popularized this footwear within the western fashion paradigm in 1988. For Martin, the shoe is a kind of an invention of the person, the wearer of the shoe, his gestures and the way of walking. It was a kind of platform where the whole silhouette came to life.

La perla silk suit, natural pearls necklace, Chanel sling-back shoes

Pearls have long been treasured as natural wonders. For thousands of years, pearl fishing was centered in the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, Southern India, and Sri Lanka.
The pearl’s formation and beauty has inspired many meanings throughout time. In medieval Europe, pearls represented the power and authority of churches and sovereigns. Pearl necklaces also denote maternity and death, symbolism that persists today. The Jazz Age infused pearl necklaces with new dynamism and seduction, as embodied by the era’s flappers. Coco Chanel popularized fake pearl necklaces in defiance of conventional definitions of wealth and class, wearing long, layered strings draped alternately down her front or back. Here the pearl necklace came to mark a different kind of female empowerment: one of freedom, caprice, and independence.


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