• Item of the week: the beret

    7 days ago - By Fashion United

    Image: Helen Kaminski, Helen Kaminski, Karl
    Lagerfeld What it is:
    The beret is a staple piece of headwear that originated in France, where the commercial production of the design began in the 17th century. The style became a common fashion accessory among women in the region around the 1920s, but later entered into the mass fashion world thanks to Coco
    Chanel, who was cited as the first designer to use the beret on the catwalk. Her influence saw the hat design gain popularity in other countries, including the US where it was adopted quickly. Now the style has a global appeal, cemented into...
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