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Colors in Fashion

Colors in Fashion
A Book

by Jonathan Faiers,Mary Westerman Bulgarella

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-11-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1474273696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Color speaks a powerful cultural language, conveying political, sexual, and economic messages that, throughout history, have revealed how we relate to ourselves and our world. This ground-breaking compilation is the first to investigate how color in fashionable and ceremonial dress has played a significant social role, indicating acceptance and exclusion, convention and subversion. From the use of white in pioneering feminism to the penchant for black in post-war France, and from mystical scarlet broadcloth to the horrors of arsenic-laden green fashion, this publication demonstrates that color in dress is as mutable, nuanced, and varied as color itself. Divided into four thematic parts – solidarity, power, innovation, and desire – each section highlights the often violent, emotional histories of color in dress across geographical, temporal and cultural boundaries. Underlying today's relaxed attitude to color lies a chromatic complexity that speaks of wars, migrations and economics. While acknowledging the importance that technology has played in the development of new dyes, the chapters explore color as a catalyst for technical innovation that continues to inspire designers, artists, and performers. Bringing together cutting-edge contributions from leading scholars, it is essential reading for academics of fashion, textiles, design, cultural studies and art history.

Reforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920

Reforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920
Politics, Health, and Art

by Patricia Anne Cunningham,Patricia A Cunningham, PH.

  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780873387422
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome the challenges posed by fashionable dress. It considers the many advocates for reform and examines their motives, their arguments for change, and how they promoted improvements in women's fashion. Though there was no single overarching dress reform movement, it reveals similarities among the arguments posed by diverse groups of reformers, including especially the equation of reform with an ideal image of improved health. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the USA and Europe - including the popular press, advice books for women, allopathic and alternative medical literature, and books on aesthetics, art, health, and physical education - the text makes a significant contribution to costume studies, social history, and women's studies.

Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Fashion and Its Social Agendas
Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing

by Diana Crane

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-06-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0226924831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

Fashion: A Very Short Introduction

Fashion: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Rebecca Arnold

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2009-10-22
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0199547904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fashion is a global industry, and plays a role in our economic, political, cultural, and social lives. However, fashion is often denigrated as trivial and superficial, a sign of vanity and narcissism. This Very Short Introduction will give a clear understanding of how fashion has developed while addressing these divergent views.

Fashion, Culture, and Identity

Fashion, Culture, and Identity
A Book

by Fred Davis

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1994-09
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780226138091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on interviews with designers and fashion editors, Davis shows, in this provocative look at what we do with our clothes, how our ambivalent world reveals itself through fashion. He sets out to answer questions such as 'what do our clothes say about who we are or who we think we are?', and 'how does the way we dress communicate messages about our identities?', and demonstrates that much of what we assume to be individual preference really reflects deeper social and cultural forces, characterised by tensions over gender roles, social status and the expression of sexuality.

Orderly Fashion

Orderly Fashion
A Sociology of Markets

by Patrik Aspers

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2010-07-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781400835188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For any market to work properly, certain key elements are necessary: competition, pricing, rules, clearly defined offers, and easy access to information. Without these components, there would be chaos. Orderly Fashion examines how order is maintained in the different interconnected consumer, producer, and credit markets of the global fashion industry. From retailers in Sweden and the United Kingdom to producers in India and Turkey, Patrik Aspers focuses on branded garment retailers--chains such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Topshop, and Zara. Aspers investigates these retailers' interactions and competition in the consumer market for fashion garments, traces connections between producer and consumer markets, and demonstrates why market order is best understood through an analysis of its different forms of social construction. Emphasizing consumption rather than production, Aspers considers the larger retailers' roles as buyers in the production market of garments, and as potential objects of investment in financial markets. He shows how markets overlap and intertwine and he defines two types of markets--status markets and standard markets. In status markets, market order is related to the identities of the participating actors more than the quality of the goods, whereas in standard markets the opposite holds true. Looking at how identities, products, and values create the ordered economic markets of the global fashion business, Orderly Fashion has wide implications for all modern markets, regardless of industry.

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion
Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 0486402940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fascinating, fact-filled compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, individual terms are assembled alphabetically in groups according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style categories. Enhanced with over 750 clearly detailed illustrations, this comprehensive guide will be welcomed by writers, designers, and historians.

The Anatomy of Fashion

The Anatomy of Fashion
Why We Dress the Way We Do

by Colin McDowell

  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Release : 2013-09-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780714849478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do we dress the way we do? How has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? In The Anatomy of Fashion, respected fashion commentator Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer these questions and many more. The book's unique structure takes the reader from head to toe in sections such as `The Body Unclothed,? `Materials and Texture,? `Head to Waist,? `Hips to Feet,? `Looks and Themes in Dress,? and more. Visually rich, with over 500 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and film stills, the book includes work by designers and labels such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Carhartt, Diesel and more. The book's dynamic structure and layout are equally suited for browsing and for serious reference, but The Anatomy of Fashion is not simply a picture book. It is a sourcebook by one of the world's leading fashion scholars that seeks nothing less than a thorough analysis of the roots of every aspect of fashion today.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
Design Journeys

by Kate Fletcher

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-05-04
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1136555668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.

The World of fashion and continental feuilletons [afterw.] The Ladies' monthly magazine, The World of fashion [afterw.] Le Monde élégant; or The World of fashion

The World of fashion and continental feuilletons [afterw.] The Ladies' monthly magazine, The World of fashion [afterw.] Le Monde élégant; or The World of fashion
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paris Fashion

Paris Fashion
A Cultural History

by Valerie Steele

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1635570891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paris has been the international capital of style for 300 years. This fascinating book shows that the strength of the French fashion industry rests on the depth and sophistication of its fashion culture.

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince
A Study of the Years 1340-1365

by Stella Mary Newton

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780851157672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.

Fashion Design

Fashion Design
The Art of Style

by Jen Jones

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780736878814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Focuses on fashion design from idea to the retail store"--Provided by publisher.

The Force of Fashion in Politics and Society

The Force of Fashion in Politics and Society
Global Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times

by Beverly Lemire

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781409404927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout history, fashion has emerged as one of the most powerful driving forces determining the political, economic and social ramifications of the production, distribution and circulation of goods. Using fashion as the lens through which to analyse and understand cultural, economic and political shifts within a broad spectrum of societies from the seventeenth to twenty-first centuries, this volume represents an important shift in scholarship towards a more indepth understanding of the force of fashion.

Fashion Theory

Fashion Theory
An Introduction

by Malcolm Barnard

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-26
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1135190003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and explain the nature, production and consumption of fashion in terms of one theory or another abound. But what are the theories that run through all of these analyses, and how can they help us to understand fashion and clothing? Fashion Theory: an introduction explains some of the most influential and important theories on fashion: it brings to light the presuppositions involved in the things we think and say about fashion every day and shows how they depend on those theories. This clear, accessible introduction contextualises and critiques the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used different theoretical approaches to explain – and sometimes to explain away – the astonishing variety, complexity and beauty of fashion. Through engaging examples and case studies, this book explores: fashion and clothing in history fashion and clothing as communication fashion as identity fashion, clothing and the body production and consumption fashion, globalization and colonialism fashion, fetish and the erotic. This book will be an invaluable resource for students of cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, fashion design, textiles or the advertising, marketing and manufacturing of clothes.

Luxury Fashion Branding

Luxury Fashion Branding
Trends, Tactics, Techniques

by U. Okonkwo

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-01-18
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0230590888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This groundbreaking fashion branding and management text brings an analytical business dimension to the marketing and corporate techniques of the luxury fashion goods industry. It will make engaging reading for anyone who wishes to learn about the captivating business of turning functional products into objects of desire.

Getting into fashion

Getting into fashion
a career guide

by Melissa Sones

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984-06-01
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9780345307569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical guide to careers in the fashion industry details a wide range of potential job opportunities and discusses the retail, apparel, and textile industries, job interviews and training

The Face of Fashion

The Face of Fashion
Cultural Studies in Fashion

by Jennifer Craik

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 0415052629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Maurice Ravel: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and theorist.

How to Set Up & Run a Fashion Label

How to Set Up & Run a Fashion Label
Third Edition

by Toby Meadows

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-05-20
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781786274847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To run a successful fashion label you need to know about business as well as design. Packed with tips, case studies and tasks to help you analyse yourself, your market and your product, this book is for anyone wanting to start their own fashion business. Thoroughly revised for the social media age, with updated images throughout. With eight new case studies: AwaytoMars (Brazil/UK), FFM Dubai (UAE), Picture Organic (France), Vetta Capsule (US), ADAY, Farm, Olivia Burton (UK), and The Goods Department (Indonesia).

Fashion Marketing

Fashion Marketing
A Book

by Mike Easey

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-03-16
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781444309560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘Clothing that is not purchased or worn is not fashion’ (to paraphrase Armani) Knowledge of marketing is essential to help ensure success and reduce the risk of failure in fashion. For the designer starting up in business, this book offers a guide to the major decisions that will enable you to fulfil your creative potential and be a financial success: What are the major trends we should be monitoring?; How should we set our prices?; What is the most effective way to get our message across about the new product range?; Which colour-wash will be the most popular with buyers? Marketing is now a firmly established element of most fashion and clothing courses. Fashion Marketing is written to meet students’ requirements and has many features making it essential reading for anyone involved in the fashion and clothing business: · deals with contemporary issues in fashion marketing · up-to-date examples of global good practice · exclusively about fashion marketing · a unique contribution on range planning with a practical blend of sound design sense and commercial realism · a balance of theory and practice, with examples to illustrate key concepts · clear worked numerical examples to ensure that the ideas are easily understood and retained · over 50 diagrams · a glossary of the main fashion marketing terms and a guide to further reading · a systematic approach to fashion marketing, not hyperbole or speculation. The new edition has been updated throughout with new material on different promotional media, visual marketing and international marketing research; and new coverage of internal marketing, supply chain management, international marketing communications as well as the role of the internet. See www.blackwellpublishing.com/easey for supporting pack for tutors, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter plus ideas and exercises for seminars.