Belgrade fashion between the two world wars
If something is a decade of color, then it’s fashion. Fashion boom captured the capital of the 1920s and 1930s. The capital then began to take on the appearance of the world’s metropolis, and Belgrade’s fashion changed revolutionary in the period between the two wars and became less traditional.
Fashion trends were mostly influenced by the new position of women and consequently there were drastic changes in the way they were dressed. This fact is the reason why men’s fashion is less mentioned in this period. A member of the “gentle pole” left the lines of a characteristic female fashion in the form of solid corsets and long dresses, the moment she had to leave her home and work until then.
The Belgrade fashion between the two world wars was, in accordance with time and in its own way, very authentic. A large number of craft and trade shops were opened, which were used for clothing, footwear and chitlacks of Belgraders.
In the interwar period, elegant suits were tailor-made, mostly worn by engineers and banking officials. Most tailorly trained were tailors, trade assistants and students, and the least attention was paid to their clothes by professors.
Apart from the tailors who followed French models, there were salons in Belgrade exclusively in English models.
Between two wars, fur was an inevitable fashion detail, even worn in the summer months. It was considered that the attribute of the true ladies. The bundles were made of precious fur, such as persian, chinchilla, vizon, astragana, hermelina and were a real treasure.
Fashion theoreticians believe that fashion between the two wars has contributed much to the democratization of society. It is precisely at this time that the tailor of the craftsman becomes an artist.