💕 In addition, we are also adding a ribbon this week, so you can tie your dirndl with a touch of color that suits you. If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that all the outfits we’ve reviewed so far seem to be designed for warm weather. Thin cotton shirts, leather shorts and frilly hats may not be the optimal choice for the colder parts of the year. A particularly interesting and lively hat was, and sometimes still is, worn by Protestant women in the Villages of Kirnbach, Gutach and Hornberg-Reichenbach in the Black Forest. Known as Bollenhut, it is a wide-brimmed formal straw hat covered with 14 woolen pompoms, weighing up to a total of two kilograms.
The best examples of these styles are native clothing and popular style clothing. A dirndl is a type of traditional clothing worn in Germany, especially Bavaria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and South Tyrol, Moser Trachtenwelt based on the historical costumes of Alpine farmers. The dirndl originated as a more resistant form of the suit worn today; the uniform of Austrian servants in the 19th century (Dirndlgewand means “maid’s dress”).
The men completed their outfits with a typical alpine hat, usually made of warm felt or wool, with a rim that turned around to provide protection from the sun. Although this fashion can be found everywhere in Germany, there are subtle differences from region to region. Traditional German clothing in that region originated in the 18th century and combines traditional and popular elements of the time. Wedding dresses for women are particularly elaborate and include traditional hats decorated with many small flowers. The state of Hesse has some of the oldest Trachten in Germany, although they are often no longer used. The women wore traditional black clothing with colorful appliqués.
Instead, factory-made fabrics came to life and conquered the clothing market because of their reasonable price. At the end of the 19th century, indigenous clothing came back to life with a new wave of popularity and national consciousness. Indigenous dress was the main symbol of ethnic identity, and movements of popular tradition became their goal to revive national dress and save it from total disappearance. For this purpose, “Volkstrachtenvereine” – “Indigenous clothing associations” were quickly established and disseminated. As a result, thousands of different costumes have been preserved or saved from oblivion. Food is one thing, but we’ve just started scratching the surface of the eccentricities that German culture has to offer.
The traditional Dirndl consists of a dress with a tight bodice and a deep round or rectangular neckline. An apron is worn over a wide skirt with a high waist and different lengths. There are local and generic variations, as well as simple, beautiful and expensive designs.
The previous study on the state of German fashion already referred to the industry’s often untapped potential in terms of technologies and innovations. Germany, for example, is a leader in the production of smart textiles; It must continue to invest heavily to maintain this leadership. The study looks at greenhouse gas emissions, energy needs, water consumption, air pollution and the required agricultural land that results from this. The German fashion industry emits 38 million tons of greenhouse gases worldwide every year, 90% of which are emitted abroad. It is estimated that 535,000 terajoules are consumed annually and 83% of that still comes from fossil fuels.
If you walk through the streets there, you will see most German men in casual and comfortable clothes. The figures show that changes are urgently needed on many levels. Some of them have already been launched; However, they certainly need state aid, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, according to the report’s conclusion. Sustainability and resource consumption have not only been much discussed lately, but also in fashion.