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Helen Storey

Elizabeth Glendinning

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

John Rocha

Elizabeth Glendinning

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Denmark

Marie Riegels Melchior

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

Encyclopedia entry

In terms of dress and fashion, Denmark is an example of a peripheral West European country within the international fashion system. Since the Middle Ages, new fashions have found their way to Denmark through the internationally oriented royal family, the purchases of well-traveled citizens, various international and national fashion reports, and international purchases by local retailers. With varying speed, new cuts, colors, and styles have impressed themselves upon both the everyday and festive

The Production of Belief: Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods

Pierre Bourdieu

Source: Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion 2nd Edition 2009

Book chapter

[…] Thus the various publishing houses can be characterized according to the distribution of their commitments between risky, long-term investments (Godot) and safe, short-term investments,Among the guaranteed short-term investments, we must also include all the publishing strategies designed to exploit a backlist: new editions, naturally, but also paperback editions (for Gallimard, this is the Folio series). and, by the same token, according to the proportion of their authors, who are long-term

Dressing for Success: The Re-Suiting of Corporate America in the 1970s

Patricia A. Cunningham

Source: Twentieth-Century American Fashion 2008

Book chapter

During the twentieth century until just after the Second World War menswear included formal traditional suits (single or double-breasted, the former usually worn with a vest), and casual dress for a variety of informal activities and school. Casual dressing for non-work occasions had increased during the pre-war years especially during the 1930s, when casual trousers worn with sweaters, tweed jackets and blazers became the prescribed look for many (Craik 1994: 190–5). Despite an increased desire

‘The Lady’s Economical Assistant’ of 1808

Janet Arnold

Source: The Culture of Sewing. Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking 1999

Book chapter

No one who has not been a frequent visitor in the homes of the poor, is aware of the extravagance and waste usual among women of a humble dress, arising from their total ignorance in matters of cutting out and needlework, nor how much instruction they want on these points even to the making of a petticoat and a pinafore. The same ignorance and unskilfulness, and the same consequent waste of laborious and scanty earnings is common among our female household servants; who by putting out their cloth

The earliest tailor’s patterns appeared in Juan de Alcega’s works dating from 1580. Diderot’s L’Encyclopédie Diderot et D’Alembert: Arts de l’habillement played a crucial role during the Enlightenment to disseminate practical knowledge. Published in 1776, the pattern drafts were the first which were generally available to the public. Manuals with full-size patterns and pattern drafts written for charitable ladies sewing for the poor included Instructions for Cutting out Apparel for the Poor,Full

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