Book- ‘Costumes And Styles’

“…Contemporary fashion designers are often given the credit for creating a new mode, although this is not strictly true. For fashion is never initiated by the designers. It is a manifestation of the prevailing period style which, although sometimes difficult to define, influences costume as well as most other products of human skill. The style of a period has a life of its own and therefore its own life cycle…The particular talent of fashion designers lies in their sensitivity to what is characteristic of the style of their age. They notice variations of taste the moment they appear, keep their fingers on the pulse of the period, and express themselves in their own medium- dress…”

– From the book ‘Costumes And Styles‘ by Henny Harald Hansen, 1956