How much do you really know about fashion? Test your IQ with the first edition of InSepia Flash Fashion Cards, a set of playing cards featuring 50 fashion terms—including blazer, bloomer, macaroni suit, and lesser-known words such as gigot sleeve, mantua, and jerkin. Each card explains the origin of the term, along with illustrations created by Sophie Young, the creative mind behind the project.
The cards are not only perfect for enriching your stylish mind, but they're a covetable collection that gives back, with 10% of proceeds benefitting museum fashion preservation and exhibitions. As for Young's favorite factoid she learned from the cards, she admitted she couldn't pick just one! "I’m constantly learning," Young told InStyle.com. "There are so many fascinating layers to fashion." Brush up on your fashion knowledge below with these five terms Young suggests you know for 2014. You can scoop up your own set of InSepia's Flash Fashion Cards for $25 on amazon.com.
1. CrinolineThe Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be showcasing the work of Charles James this May. James was most-likely influenced by the crinoline-supported silhouette of the 1860s, shown in his famous “Four-Leaf Clover” gown, 1953, which will be in the exhibit and with more voluminous dresses. Today, James' influence is already seen in Zac Posen Pre-fall 2014 collection
2. Denim JeansJeans are ubiquitous and with Chanel’s recent Texas-based Métiers d’Art collection show, expect to see even more of this cowboy favorite.
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