Style Through the Years

This video, created to announce the Grand Opening of a Westfield mall in East London back in 2011, runs through some of the most influential fashion styles we have seen in the past 100 years, all in 100 seconds. Starting in 1911 with the classic Edwardian era look and the Waltz dance, we traverse the decades into Charleston dancing age and the Belle Epoque. After the men had returned from the ferocious fighting of World War II, we go into the Swing and 1950s era, filled with the age of baby boomers and new beginnings. As you watch further through the video, you'll notice the fashion shifting away from the daily suit and tie, to the more relaxed jeans and chinos of today.

One might say it's a shame to lose that sense of formal and gentlemanly style that defined the pre-second world war era. Others might argue that they prefer the rebellious nature of the jeans and sneakers rather than conform to the strict guidelines of tradition. In either case, this video is a joy to watch, and I hope to find more of these as I huddle up inside while the polar vortex consumes New York.