Zips

Zips, first known as “hookless fasteners”, have two rows of ‘teeth’ that slide together to bind and fasten openings on bags, skirts or trousers. Zips can be inserted into a slash or seam with a closed end. Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the first designers of turning zippers into a fashion statement back in the 1930s. Nowadays, zips are also used as pure ornament or sartorial detail.