Different Believes and Faiths

Traditions, Customs and Beliefs


In post-Tanzimat period, attire change initiated around Pera, Beyoğlu in Istanbul  pioneered by non-Muslims and levantines entered a new phase after the hat revolutions after the republic.

English style started to be dominant in male attire after the first world war. Mostly practical fabrics suitable for daily life were made and clothes made out of them were being worn. Lownecked shirts did not require any tie, while braces became history. Berets, shorts and pajamas involved in male fashion were signs of modernism.

Change in woman fashion was more rapid and radical than the male’s. Girls’ artistic institutes raised republican women. Women fighting to have a place in male’s world first appeared in man-like clothes. Hairs were cut short, skirts were becoming shorter and shorter. Women were also saved from corsets. Huts on short hair used to complement the clothes.

Despite the harsh conditions of the World War II, fashion did not die, but on the contrary it was strengthened. The winds of fashion were blowing on the USA in 1950-1960 and everyone was attempting to dress like US movie artists and actresses. In 1960-1970 winds of comfort once more started to blow in fashion. While emancipation movements became widespread in 1970-1980, images became dominant after 1980s.


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