Welcome to the official website of Edīte Parute, fashion and art historian!
Edīte Parute. Lady Silver aka Edwardian Fashion Silhouette (inspired by illustrations of Mats Gustafson). tempera, ink, mixed media. 2018.
"It is a journey through time designed by imagination and knowledge. It is a story of fashion which is not expected to start or end. It is a neverending process of introspection and research... And every time it confirms that everything once invented and borrowed from the past has been updated and adapted in today's fashion world. It makes this whole process so fascinating." -- Edīte Parute
My beautiful wallpaper image is a detail from "La Primavera" (ca. 1477 - 82) by Sandro Boticelli in the collections at the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
About The Content Of The Website
I created this site in March 2017, because I really like the time travelling and exploring more or less well-known stories from the past times. It is my pleasure to share my discoveries and tell you these stories. While I am a professional fashion historian, building up this webpage is more like a hobby which allows me to learn a lot of new things during the story building process. And do you know what's most important here? This site was created for educational purposes or purely for entertainment. And just for such purposes it should be used.
The main content of this website is the compendium of fashion stories & mini essays that combine my special interest in the greatest secrets of historical fashion and costume legends. Since I have always liked to write stories and to find out the historical origins and development of the components of the costume, I have created content that shows the interaction between literary aspects and the work of fashion detective. Stories that are written in the Costume History & Fashion Legends [Essays in English] section are not yet categorized. I plan to do this in 2018.
This page is still in the process of continuous improvement. In 2018, it is expected to create 90% of the content of the page in English language. Part of the content created in Latvian language during 2017, is intended to be translated into English by adapting it for readers in the whole world. Thus, Fashionologia Historiana intends to reach a wider international audience. Such a decision has been made by analyzing the current traffic and taking into account the expectations of readers worldwide.
I really hope you will continue to enjoy reading & exploring the stories of fashion history!
Since FashionologiaHistoriana website contains several sections of various fashion blogs, here is the index of content for anyone who wants to find a topic of interest. Please note that new articles are being added at least once a week and are subjects of serious research. Sometimes it takes a little bit longer to make everything done and ready to enjoy. :)
1st blog featured in menu bar as COSTUME HISTORY & FASHION LEGENDS [essays in ENGLISH] is a compilation of the best fashion history essays that are adapted for English language speakers all around the world.
2nd blog featured in menu bar as JOURNAL is simply miscellany of everything fashion & art history related [ all articles are written in Latvian language ] 3rd blog featured in menu bar as FASHION HISTORIAN's BLOG is a compilation of small essays on dress, textile, footwear, jewelry and accessory design. BUT mainly as a story of one notable dress [ all articles are written in Latvian language]
4th blog featured in menu bar as COSTUME HISTORY LEGENDS [in Latvian language] is a compilation of fashion & costume stories from antiquity til 17th Century.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING MULTILINGUAL CONTENT:
Originally part of the content on this site has been written in two languages - Latvian and English. Now, with the help of Google Translate, you can explore all the site's content in 100+ languages worldwide.
SLIDESHOWS AT THE FOOTER OF THIS PAGE: 1st one is telling you what are the latest entries... 2nd one is showing you featured articles and the shortcuts to them
By popular demand now there is also available brand new blog page COSTUME HISTORY & FASHION LEGENDS [ESSAYS IN ENGLISH]. Be welcome!
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