WEB ROUNDUP: THE COLOR OF COUTURE, CHUCK TAYLOR, YSL AND FRIENDS...

From a 1950s trend forecasting publication to the concise history of Yves Saint Laurent, here are some fabulous reads we gathered from the world wide web this week.

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We closely follow Material Mode, a blog maintained by The Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives.  The FIT blog shares interesting facts and materials from its archive which include, 18th century fashion plates, illustrations, unique publications and more. Something that recently caught our eye on Material Mode was a feature about the 1950s trend forecasting publication known as L’Officiel de la Couleur des Industries de la Mode.  Read more here

 We've probably all owned a pair of Chuck Taylor's or "Converse" at some stage in our life but do you have any idea why they are so popular? Learn how this simple sneaker gained major mass appeal  here

Yves Saint Laurent has been a very hot topic lately given the recent release of the Pierre Berge endorsed biopic. The iconic French designer lived a life worthy of a movie but for those who may be confused as to why this courtier is getting so much attention, just spend a few minutes on Vogue Australia's website. The Australian fashion mag organized a clever and concise breakdown on the history of YSL. Read here