The history of dresses has shaped the clothing we wear today. Dresses have been around for 170,000. 170,000 years ago man started to migrate out of Africa. They have found this out by looking at the DNA of lice. Humans started wearing cloths and that is when clothing lice came upon. Animal hide and plants were used as cloths. People may have stated to wear cloths when temperatures of being unclothed was not fitting.
Changes - The hemline has changed. For instance once above the knee and then below the knee is where the dress ends. Also the different type of fabrics. These has happened with increasing collective learning. When we expand other societies we can observe different types of fabrics used for clothing for instance silk, is from the Asia region.
Geography - Egyptian women wore dresses with shoulder straps. In the late 5th century Greek women started to wear a chiton dress. A chiton dress is a long linen tunic. Roman women wore a stola which is a long dress.
Economy - "Fashion is a $1.2 trillion global industry." The clothing industry employs 1.9 million people in America. One of the fashion capitals of the world is New York, it creates $15 billion in annual sales. Half a million people go to New York for fashion related events every year. The economic impact of Fashion Week in New York is close to $900 million.
My threshold is Dresses. The ingredients we need is Threshold 1 (The Big Bang), 2 (Stars Light Up), 3 (New Chemical Elements), 4 (Earth and the Solar System), and 5 (Life on Earth and then resulting into humans). The Goldilocks Conditions include collective learning, agriculture, and innovation. This new complexity is clothing.
Thresholds - Threshold 5 - Life on Earth - In order to have dresses first we need humans, in Threshold 5 life started on Earth and humans evolved. In Threshold 6 - Collective Learning - with expanding human interaction we can see other people's way of dressing. In Threshold 7 - Agriculture - with farming we can grow and make the materials used for clothing. In Threshold 8 - The Modern Revolution - with the modern revolution we can expand the amount of dresses being produced and sold.
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