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May 14, 2013


Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 12:06 am

our presentation is about fashion.
fashion can be devided into famous designers, accessories, styles, brands etc

the frist thing, we walk about styles.
for example bohemian style, see through style and vintage style,

first. we will introduce bohemian style.
[1]a bohemian is an individualistic, romantic, and free spirited artist without rules.
bohemian style is bohemian’s costume that enjoys a free spirited life like gypsy style.
it layers two or three sloppy clothes in exotic patterns.
a person who suitable for bohemian style is tall and thin.
for example, siena miller, kate moss, mary kate olsen, are stars who are suitable for this style.

second. we will introduce see through style.


see through look uses thin clothes and an exposes skin.
this fashion expresses beautiful figures and women’s charm.
a proper way to style this look is by wearing underwear above layered thin clothes and seeing that underwear.
a person who is suitable for see through style is a fascinating person.
for example emma watson, gong hyo jin, shin min a.

third. we will introduce vintage syle.
[3]vintage originates from vintage wine.
it is trend that not loses their sparkle as time goes by.
vintage style is styling old but splendid clothes.
antique brand or authentic clothes is suitable for styling vantage fashion.
vintage style is easy to styling all other people.

the next thing, we give a account about brand ‘prada, chanel and yves saint laurent’ and their designers.

[4]frist, Mario Prada and Martino Prada made Fratelli Prada first. and Miuccia Prada, Mario Prada’s grand daughter, made Prada more popular. There is the logo prada on the inverted triangle. Her classic Prada handbag caught great popularity which put Prada on the name of masterpiece. Prada designed the phone called Prada phone with LG.

[5]prada designer is Miuccia prada. Miuccia prada was born in Milano 1949. After world war 2, Prada got under the threat of bankruptcy. It was Miuccia who rebuilt the brand. She made the exclusive style of Prada which is based on the basic color, plain line and elegant textile. and fashion brand, Miu Miu derived from Miuccia 1992.

[6]second, Chanel is a fashion brand in France and that was founded by Coco Chanel in 1910. that is manufacturing and selling clothing, perfume, jewelry, and fashion goods.


chanel logo was design by chanel used her nickname coco. chanel logo placed symmetrically to each other by the two C logo. that is revealed of Chanel fashion philosophy.
first, it was consisted of the most simple and pure color, black and white.
And two C is in a perfect symmetry. Chanel fashion philosophy was to liberate women from the complicated and uncomfortable clothes.

[7]’Coco Chanel’ was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand.
she is widely known as a Coco Chanel, but she’s real name is Gabrielle Chanel.
1910 to the 1920s, the corset was used for the women’s wear.
at the time, Coco Chanel is applied to women to menswear in the UK, so she created a simple design, sporty and contemporary Chanel suits.
for the first time, Chanel handbags used the shoulder strap. so the women freed from the discomfort about hold the bag by hand.
The sporty suits and short skirts was given a new freedom to women who movement was uncomfortable of the early 20th century.
She didn’t like the clothes itself with a lot of decoration. that style was meant liberation from a kind of custom to women at the time.
so Coco chanel unveiled a unique signature look, Chanel style.

[8]third, yves saint laurent said
“I don’t like the word ‘elegance”. I think it is old-fashioned word of haute couture. I think that attractive women dressed to entertain men. the word ‘glamor’ has replaced the word ‘elegance’. everything has changed. the way of life is important than the way clothing. 1957 at the age of 21, yves saint laurent, christian dior’s chief designer, was featured in the fashion world. to retire at the age of 65 in 2002, he led the fashion in the late 20th century. he is called a revolutionary because he proposed a new fashion in the flow of social. he was interested in exotic culture, literature, art.
this interest has been a source of inspiration. he was evaluated the most prominent designers with the sense of color of the 20th century. his creativity and amazing eyes to read the era of a lifetime has had a legendary impact.

the last thing, we talk about accessory.

[9]first sunglass.
sunglasses are one of glasses to protect your eyes from the intense sunlight.
sunglasses are used a lot in the summer, and good fashion item in the summer.
nowadays, sunglasses can be the role of glasses. people with low vision has become more convenient there are many brands of sunglasses.
hessed, ton ford, ray ban, police are brands of sunglasses. these brand’s sunglasses are too expensive. the range of price is two hundred thousand won or more

[10]second necklace.


necklace started boasting wealth and authority. and it made bone, horn and shell first
it became popular after world war 2. nowadays necklace makes universally gold. but expensive necklace makes jewel like ruby, sapphire and diamond etc.
Debeers, Damiani, Vancleef-Arpels and Chaumet are brands of necklace. Debeers especially exist expensive necklace. price is about four billion won.

glossary (vocabulary)

1. inspiration
someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something
2. manufacturing
the business of producing goods in large numbers
3. symmetry
the quality of having parts that match each other, especially in a way that is attractive, or similarity of shape or contents
4. philosophy
a particular system of beliefs, values, and principles
5. prominent
very well known and important


discussion questions
1. Are you interested in fashion? why or why not?
2. what’s your favorite fashion item? why?
3. Why do you think people like the luxury item?

Kim min joo, La hyun pil and kim hyeoung cheol


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