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The BRIC Countries and Trends

Jenny Lantz

Source: The Trendmakers. Behind the Scenes of the Global Fashion Industry, 2018, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

Vogue India’s Trend Report appendix for May 2012: The predominately European fashions are sorted into the categories “Loud and Proud,” “Sugar Rush” and “Citrus Punsch.” One startling article features the kurta, a typically Indian garment like a long shirt or tunic, worn by both women and men: “The Indian classic has gone global. International runways showed various versions of the kurta, a must-have for all shapes.” The pictures from Céline, Anna Sui, Junya Watanabe, Louis Vuitton and Dries van N

Travelling the Street Style Blogosphere: Amateur Anthropology from Around the Globe

Brent Luvaas

Source: Street Style. An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging, 2018, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

‘People urban cosmopolitanism of Helsinki (Finland)Karjalainen, SampoHel Looks (blog)Helsinki (Finland)urban cosmopolitanism ofHelsinki (Finland)punk rocker culture inHelsinki (Finland)watching has always been my obsession and my hobby’, Liisa Jokinen told me, as we chatted in June of 2012 via the voice-over-internet protocol of Skype. ‘I’ve always been interested in peoples’ clothes, why [they] wear certain things, and the reason behind their outfits, what kinds of stories [go into them]. So it

South America

Brenda Sternquist and Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

Source: International Retailing, 3rd Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Brazil

Silvio Abrahao Laban Neto, Jaya Halepete, Luciana de Araujo Gil, Youssef Youssef, Flavia Silveira Cardoso and Wlamir Xavier

Source: Retailing In Emerging Markets, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Brazilemerging marketsBrazilAfter reading this chapter, you will

Traje De Crioula: Representing Nineteenth-Century Afro-Brazilian Dress

Aline T. and Monteiro Damgaard

Source: Dress History. New Directions in Theory and Practice, 2015, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

This chapter examines representations of Afro-Brazilian dress from nineteenth-century Brazil with the aim of examining the traje de crioula’s origin, formation and influence. The research includes comparative analysis of a broad range of nineteenth-century visual representations and written descriptions alongside analysis of surviving garments currently held in museum collections, and their subsequent interpretation and display. To present a case study for this chapter, a sample of four images is

Carmen Miranda

Fiona Corbridge

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Carmen Miranda was born in Portugal but grew up in Rio de Janeiro and considered herself a Brazilian. Her love of singing led to a career as a musical star in Brazil, going on conquer the US in 1939. Her cheery, colorful persona wiggled through a succession of Hollywood movies in extraordinary costumes that celebrated the color and passion of Brazil and its music, accented with Carmen’s trademark headpieces. Her influence on fashion in her lifetime was strong, with ranges of clothing, jewelry, sh

Mixing Metaphors in the Fiber, Textile, and Apparel Complex: Moving Forward

Susan B. Kaiser

Source: Sustainable Fashion What’s Next?. A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities, 2nd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

SUSAN B. KAISER, PHD, is professor of textiles and clothing, as well as women and gender studies, and interim dean (humanities, arts, and cultural studies) at the University of California, Davis. She is a fellow and past president of the International Textile and Apparel Association and serves on the editorial board of Fashion Theory. Her research revolves around the interplay between fashion theory and feminist cultural studies, with a particular focus on issues of place/space, the production–co

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Elizabeth Kutesko

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Carolina Herrera

Emily M. Orr

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

’Brazilian Jeans’: Materiality, Body and Seduction at a Rio de Janeiro’s Funk Ball

Mylene Mizrahi

Source: Global Denim, 2011, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

For reasons concerning the politics of power governing the site I had chosen to do my fieldwork on, I was told by the party’s manager that I should not talk to the dancers at the events. If I wanted to do my research there I should carry it out in a discreet and silent way. Not daring to question this, I went to the top of the stand facing the dance floor and started to watch the festivities from there. My project of considering the objects through their materiality and agency had to be postponed

The Jeans that Don’t Fit: Marketing Cheap Jeans in Brazil

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

Source: Global Denim, 2011, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

In the Denim Manifesto anthropologists are challenged to study denim – something that is commonplace in our everyday lives but notably absent from ethnographic analyses. As a manifesto, the authors refute the ontological philosophical logic that an element, such as clothing, that is located on the surface of bodies is intrinsically a superficial problem. Instead they consider the philosophical implications of the use of jeans – a clothing resource that resolves the anxiety and the contradictions

Secondhand Clothing

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Secondhand clothing constitutes a global market of commerce and consumption that has a long but changing history with complex links to garment production, tailoring, and couture. In Europe and North America, secondhand clothing was an important source of clothing well into the nineteenth century, until mass production and growing prosperity enabled more and more people to purchase brand-new rather than previously worn garments. During Europe’s imperial expansion, the trade in secondhand clothing

Dress and Fashion Education: Design and Business

Jane E. Hegland

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Haute couture education can be traced back to Louis XIV’s court, where French fashions were promoted through fashion dolls. Early education was informal, mostly based on apprenticeships. In the nineteenth century, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture was formed, providing a formalized education for couturiers. By 1927, the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne emerged as a universally recognized institution. Since these beginnings, the design and business of fashion has expa

Cosmetics, Non-Western

Paula Heinonen

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Hispanic and Latino American

Josephine M. Moreno

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

The heritage of Latinos living in the United States and Canada is a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, European, Native, African, Asian, and other ancestry. Dress needs vary widely and are influenced in part by socioeconomic status, age, income, education, immigration status, faith, popular culture, and gender. Family values and faith play a significant role in Hispanic families and influence dress purchases, particularly for special occasion wear. Latinos also tend to be brand-conscious. Although a

Latin American Fashion

Regina A. Root

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Latin America

Lanie Denslow

Source: World Wise. What to Know Before You Go, 2006, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

I Wish I’d Known

Regional Dress of Latin America in a European Context

Patricia Rieff Anawalt

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

A collision of cultures occurred at the time of Spain’s sixteenth-century conquest of the two great empires of the Americas, the Mesoamerican Aztecs of central Mexico and the Andean Inka of today’s Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Latin America’s present-day traditional dress—the distinctive, non-Western-style clothing still worn by many Central American and Andean Indians—is an amalgam of New World indigenous apparel and Spanish Colonial–period peasant attire: Two contrasting concepts of clothing con

Mappin Stores: Adding an English Touch to the São Paulo Fashion Scene

Rita Andrade

Source: The Latin American Fashion Reader, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

The decision to choose São Paulo for the site of a new English department store stemmed from the fact that commercial relations had existed between Brazil and England since the eighteenth century, during the colonial period and following independence from Portugal. European influences had been prevalent since 1763, when Brazil’s capital was transferred to Rio de Janeiro in order to accommodate expanding commercial activities. This shift began the development of the southeast and, a few decades la

Dress, Body, and Culture in Brazil

Rita Andrade and Regina A. Root

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Fashion magazines in Europe and the United States often use stereotyped, exotic images when portraying Brazilian fashion. Today, Brazilian designers are responding with designs questioning the very concept of “Brazilianness,” seeking to understand and explore multicultural influences. Brazil has a rich, though not well known, sartorial history, showing dramatic regional variation. Before the sixteenth century, natives processed fibers from native plants, which were used for adornment, hammocks, a

National Brand of Colombia

Daniel Salazar Angarita

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Since its beginnings as a Spanish colony, Colombia has demonstrated a great interest in Western fashion, as compared to other styles that have persisted as part of its pre-Hispanic past. In the early years of the twenty-first century, the Colombian Identity project, promoted by several governmental organizations, has integrated fashion designers and craftsmen, with the objective of creating a fashion unique to Colombia. The production of most important items of Western apparel in Colombia has bee

Film and Fashion

Alba F. Aragón

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Attempting a full account of film and fashion in the two dozen nations of Latin America is a daunting task. The mere concept of regional and even national cinemas in Latin America is subject to debate, while the question of what Latin American fashion is has only begun to be addressed by scholars. The development of film in Latin America has been uneven and multifaceted. Often, films produced in Latin America have been purveyors of foreign fashion trends. Occasionally, they have sought to documen

Pre-Hispanic Dress in Colombia and Ecuador

Karen Olsen Bruhns

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

The northern Andean region is geographically and culturally distinct from the central Andes. The mountains are lower, and much of the land is tropical or subtropical, owing to a wide coastal plain in Ecuador and the north–south river valleys of Colombia, all warm and well-watered. The hot, semiarid plains of the Caribbean and of southern Ecuador must also be taken into account, because it was here that ceramics, agriculture, and the earliest evidence of weaving first appeared in South America. Al

The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cuzco, Peru

Nilda Callañaupa and Timothy Wells

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

In 1994 the Center for the Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC: Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco) was established to promote and enable the weaving of traditional textiles in the Cuzco region of the central Andes. In part, CTTC recognized that the weaving and use of traditional textiles would approach extinction within the present generation if something was not done to alter the situation.

South American Headwear

Beverly Chico

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Two basic factors influence clothing and headwear worn by South Americans; one derives from ancient indigenous cultures, and the other from cultural diffusion resulting from the conquest and colonization by the Spanish and Portuguese. Most South Americans today are of mixed racial heritage. The modern urban population usually wears European- or American-style manufactured clothing and headwear. In more isolated areas, characteristic head coverings are still worn, exemplified in three climate regi

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