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19th Century Dresses from France and England.


I’ve been exploring the impact of the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th century on the world of fashion, especially women’s printed fashion textiles. With the invention of the Spinning Jenny, the Sewing Machine, the Cotton Gin the Industrial Revolution made possible all modern clothing design. The discovery of synthetic dyes and advancements in textile printing technology created endless possibilities for innovation in print imagery design and execution. Combining print methods with new vibrant colors like mauve and turquoise resulted in exciting new geometric forms and color combinations on women’s fashion garments.