The fourteenth century is very important for the world of
clothing: it is the century in which ‘fashion’ was born, that is the need for
constant change that will mark the following centuries. A clear distinction is
made between male and female clothing, and many types of dresses become wholly
or partly adherent. And therefore their sartorial structure is renewed, becoming
much more complex.
Through the analysis of the painting and literature of that time, mainly the
short stories, the book follows this evolution, reconstructing the development
of fashion throughout the century.