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Fashion and Politics

Maureen Brewster

Adjunct Instructor, Parsons School of Design, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction What is this unit about? From sumptuary laws and punk safety pins to sports uniforms and garment supply chains, fashion is uniquely political. This four-lesson unit explores key concepts regarding fashion history and theory...

Introduction: From Subculture to High Culture

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Fashion Practice : From Westwood to van Beirendonck

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Shortly after Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood met in 1971, they set up shop at 430 King’s Road, calling their business “Let it Rock.” It would shortly evolve into the now legendary punk boutique with the unambiguously provocative name...

Western Subcultural Dress

Monica Sklar

Monica Sklar obtained her PhD in Design-Apparel Studies from the University of Minnesota. She has taught several college-level courses in dress and retailing, and has published widely on the subject of punk fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? The goal of this course is to promote a greater understanding of the social relevance of subcultural dress by examining its aesthetics, cultural impact, personal interpretations, and continued...

Queer Style

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? “Queer Style” can be taken as a portmanteau term for all signifiers of body and dress related to LGBTQIA communities, but also to mark out a form of identity signification that diverges from...

Dress, Culture, and Society

Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Humans engage in the act of dressing every day, with a wide range of supplements and modifications to the body. Dress is an assemblage of those supplements and modifications, and it is also an act or a behavior. How we dress...

Pop, Hip-Hop, Techno, and Indie Music and Fashion of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s

Kathryn Reiley

Dr. Kathryn Reiley is a Lecturer in Apparel Design and Retail Merchandising in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? This lesson plan explores the relationship between music and fashion, looking specifically at the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The focus is the study of subcultural dress explored through the variety...

Barbadian Culture and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Barbadian dress patterns, like those of so many other Caribbean island nations, are formed from the mixing of multiple cultural configurations to produce something unlike the originals: a system of communication that reflects the island...

Walter van Beirendonck’s Hybrid Science Fictions

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Fashion Practice : From Westwood to van Beirendonck

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Walter Van Beirendonck first came to the attention of the fashion industry in 1982 with his collection “Sado,” named after his white bull terrier, at the Vestirama trends show in Brussels. Rhyming with “Salò,” the birthplace of Mussolini...

Nineteenth-Century Western Silhouettes and Color

Lydia Edwards

Edith Cowan University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction This semester-long course provides students with an introduction to the key silhouettes and style changes that made up fashionable European and American clothing during the nineteenth century. This will be achieved through...

Fashion and Gender

Morna Laing

Associate Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction This unit explores the role played by fashion in the construction of gendered identities. It introduces different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of gender through a range of fashion-related case...