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The emergence of modern world is marked by dramatic changes in clothing. We will focus on some of the histories of clothing in the modern period i.e. 19th and 20th centuries.
Many changes were made possible due to introduction of new materials and technologies. Other changes came because of 2 world wars and new working conditions for women.
This difference between outer and inner worlds is still observed by some men even today.
Designing the National Dress
Mahatma Gandhi’s dream was to clothe the whole nation into khadi as a means of erasing differences between religious, classes etc. some examples of other responses were:
Changes in the styles of clothing are linked up with the shifts in cultural tastes and notions of beauty, with changes within the economy and society, and with issues of social and political conflict.