The Handbook of Fashion Studies

The Handbook of Fashion Studies identifies an innovative spectrum of thematic approaches, key strands and interdisciplinary concepts that continue to push forward the boundaries of fashion studies.

The Handbook of Fashion Studies

The Handbook of Fashion Studies identifies an innovative spectrum of thematic approaches, key strands and interdisciplinary concepts that continue to push forward the boundaries of fashion studies. The book is divided into seven sections: Fashion, Identity and Difference; Spaces of Fashion; Fashion and Materiality; Fashion, Agency and Policy; Science, Technology and New fashion; Fashion and Time and, Sustainable Fashion in a Globalised world. Each section consists of approximately four essays authored by established researchers in the field from the UK, USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and Australia. The essays are written by international subject specialists who each engage with their section's theme in the light of their own discipline and provide clear case-studies to further knowledge on fashion. This consistency provides clarity and permits comparative analysis. The handbook will be essential reading for students of fashion as well as professionals in the industry.

Fashion ology

Yuniya Kawamura provides a concise and much-needed introduction to the sociology of fashion.

Fashion ology

Yuniya Kawamura provides a concise and much-needed introduction to the sociology of fashion. She argues that clothing is a tangible material product whereas fashion is a symbolic cultural product. She also debunks the myth of 'the genius designer' explaining that fashion is not about clothes but is a belief.

Fashion Studies

the ongoing multiplication of fashion studies research in this age of increased
global interconnectedness, a new “organ” or publication outlet in the field—the
International Journal of Fashion Studies launched in 2014—has made it its
agenda ...

Fashion Studies

The study of fashion has expanded into a thriving field of inquiry, with researchers utilizing diverse methods from across subject disciplines to explore fashion and dress in wide-ranging contexts. With an emphasis on material culture and ethnographic approaches in fashion studies, this groundbreaking volume offers fascinating insights into the complex dynamics of research and fashion. Featuring unique case studies, with interdisciplinary scholars reflecting on their practical research experiences, Fashion Studies provides rich and nuanced perspectives on the use, and mixing and matching of methodological approaches – including object and image based research, the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods and the fluid bridging of theory and practice. Engaging with diverse subjects, from ethnographies of model casting and street-style blogging, wardrobe studies and a material culture analysis of global denim wearing, to Martin Margiela's design and archival methods, Fashion Studies presents complex approaches in a lively and informative manner that will appeal to students of fashion, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and related fields.

Teaching Fashion Studies

fashion studies in ways productive for them. These assignments also encourage
students to develop their creativity and to bring their distinctive perspectives and
abilities into the classroom, empowering them to more fully, richly enter into ...

Teaching Fashion Studies

Teaching Fashion Studies is the definitive resource for instructors of fashion at the undergraduate level and beyond. The first of its kind, it offers extensive, practical support for both seasoned instructors and those at the start of an academic career, in addition to interdisciplinary educators looking to integrate fashion into their classes. Informed by the latest research in the field and written by an international team of experts, Teaching Fashion Studies equips educators with a diverse collection of exercises, assignments, and pedagogical reflections on teaching fashion across disciplines. Each chapter offers an assignment, with guidance on how to effectively implement it in the classroom, as well as reflections on pedagogical strategies and student learning outcomes. Facilitating the integration of practice and theory in the classroom, topics include: the business of fashion; the media and popular culture; ethics and sustainability; globalization; history; identity; trend forecasting; and fashion design.

The Fashion Design Manual

The Fashion Design Manual is a comprehensive introduction to the world of fashion.

The Fashion Design Manual

The Fashion Design Manual is a comprehensive introduction to the world of fashion. It introduces the reader to the cycles and trends of fashion, the principles and practice of fashion design, the range of techniques and skills required to be successful in the industry, and the economic reality of the world of retail fashion. The Fashion Design Manual follows the path a garment takes from sketch to sample, through production and finally via the retail outlet to the wearer. The book is very generously illustrated with drawings, sketches, and photographs throughout.

Fashion Design

Fashion design 30 international standard for garment sizing but in recent years a
number of studies have been made in the United States , UK , Europe and China
to determine average and typical sizes and the grading between them . This is ...

Fashion Design

"Offers students a through grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit and cutting methods; and portfolio presentation. This revised edition discusses the technological developments that are changing the fashion industry and includes expanded chapters on drawing and making techniques, and careers in fashion. With updated photographs and illustrations, and extensive resource lists and glossaries, the book provides new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession."--Cover.

Fashion and Cultural Studies

... me going—many thanks! And last, but not certainly not least, I am indebted to
Mark for being the best muse, as well as cook and confidante, whom one could
ever imagine. –1–Fashion and Culture: Cultural Studies, Fashion Studies
Fashion ...

Fashion and Cultural Studies

Bridging theory and practice, this accessible text provides an introduction to fashion from both cultural studies and fashion studies perspectives, and addresses the growing interaction between the two fields. Cultural studies relies on fashion to exemplify change as well as continuity, examine identity and difference, agency and structure, and production and consumption. Fashion, meanwhile, benefits from the interpretative lens of cultural studies; its key concepts, contextual flexibility, and attention to bridging 'high' and 'popular' culture, contemporary and historical perspectives, and diverse identity issues and methodologies. Organised thematically, the book uses a wide range of cross-cultural case studies to explore ethnicity, class, gender and nation through fashion, and explains the ways in which these notions interact and overlap. Drawing on intersectionality theory in feminist theory and cultural studies, Fashion and Cultural Studies is essential reading for students and scholars.

Construction for Fashion Design

Construction for Fashion Design guides readers through the process, teaching the theory, practical skills and techniques that they need to succeed.

Construction for Fashion Design

Construction is the foundation of fashion design; it takes passion and great skill to turn a two-dimensional drawing into a successful garment. Construction for Fashion Design guides readers through the process, teaching the theory, practical skills and techniques that they need to succeed. It leads readers through the essential stages of creating a garment, from pattern cutting and draping on the mannequin to sewing techniques and haberdashery. This fully revised and expanded second edition features insightful case studies with leading creative practitioners at the cutting edge of the fashion industry today, complete with detailed, step-by-step exercises that enable readers to contextualise their knowledge and put it into practise for the creation of their own successful projects.

Fashion Design

This text is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the central concepts of fashion design and provide them with a contextual overview that considers design alongside issues of culture, economy and ethics.

Fashion Design

This text introduces undergraduate students to the central concepts of fashion design, providing a contextual overview that considers design alongside issues of culture, economy and ethics.

British Fashion Design

FASHION. 'MERELY EMPIRICAL'? It has been difficult to find a single, over-
arching, theoretical framework from within existing scholarship which would
comfortably contain this current study of work and livelihoods in fashion. Creative
labour ...

British Fashion Design

British Fashion Design explores the tensions between fashion as art form, and the demands of a ruthlessly commercial industry. Based on interviews and research conducted over a number of years, Angela McRobbie charts the flow of art school fashion graduates into the industry; their attempts to reconcile training with practice, and their precarious position between the twin supports of the education system and the commercial sector. Stressing the social context of cultural production, McRobbie focuses on British fashion and its graduate designers as products of youth street culture, and analyses how designers from diverse backgrounds have created a labour market for themselves, remodelling `enterprise culture` to suit their own careers.

Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies


Fashion Design for Living

Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the
contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to
reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that
not only enhance ...

Fashion Design for Living

Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that not only enhance and enrich our lives, but also are mindful of social and sustainable issues. This book sets out to question and challenge the dominant, conventional process of fashion design that as a practice has been under-researched. While the fashion designer in industry is primarily concerned with the creation of the new seasonal collection, designed, produced and measured by economically driven factors, society increasingly expects the designer to make a positive contribution to our social, environmental and cultural life. Consequently an emergent set of designers and research-based practitioners are beginning to explore new ways to think about fashion designing. The contributors within this book argue that fashion designing should move beyond developing garments that are just aesthetically pleasing or inexpensive, but also begin to consider and respond to the wearer's experiences, wellbeing, problems, desires and situations, and their engagement with and use of a garment. Fashion Design for Living champions new approaches to fashion practice by uncovering a rich and diverse set of views and reflective experiences which explore the changing role of the fashion designer and inspire fresh, innovative and creative responses to fashion and the world we live in.

Fashion Design and Events

These are used to develop and critique various thematic concepts linked to fashion and design events, such as identity, gender, aspirations and self-image, commodification, authenticity, destination development and marketing, business ...

Fashion  Design and Events

The importance of fashion and design in an events context remains under-researched, despite their ubiquity and significance from a societal and economic perspective. Fashion-themed events, for example, appeal to broad audiences and may tour the globe. Staging these events might help to brand destinations, boost visitor numbers and trigger popular debates about the contributions that fashion and design can make to identity. They may also tell us something about our culture and wider society. This edited volume for the first time examines fashion and design events from a social perspective, including the meanings they bestow and their potential economic, cultural and personal impacts. It explores the reasons for their popularity and influence, and provides a critique of their growth in different markets. Events examined include fashion weeks, fashion or design themed exhibitions, historical re-enactments, extreme/alternative fashion and design events, and large-scale public events such as royal weddings and horse races. International examples and case studies are drawn from countries as diverse as the USA, UK, Germany, Bhutan, New Zealand and Australia. These are used to develop and critique various thematic concepts linked to fashion and design events, such as identity, gender, aspirations and self-image, commodification, authenticity, destination development and marketing, business strategy and protection/infringement of intellectual property. Fashion, Design and Events also provides a futurist view of these types of events and sets out a future research agenda. This book has a unique focus on events associated with fashion and design and features a swathe of disciplinary backgrounds. It will appeal to a broad academic audience, such as students of art and design, cultural studies, tourism, events studies, sociology and marketing.

Fashion Illustrator

Fashion illustrators who experiment skilfully with unusual media and innovative
design are warmly welcomed . While fashion illustration continues to develop
and offer fresh interpretations , its place in the future commercial world is assured
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Fashion Illustrator

Presenting an overview of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration, this work teaches students how to draw the fashion figure as well as featuring the work of established illustrators, encouraging readers to observe and to develop their confidence and skills as an illustrator.

Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry

Two academic traditions exist in the study of fashion, although there is overlap
between them at times: Fashion Studies and Clothing and Textiles. Fashion
Studies came from established disciplines such as art, art history, humanities,
and ...

Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry

Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry is the first concise and accessible overview of fashion theories for students on any fashion course. Providing an easy understanding of the core concepts, from scarcity to conformity, this book offers clear, practical examples and accessible case studies, making complex theory easy to digest. All fashion students need a basic understanding of how a style becomes a fashion and how this spreads or declines, whether they are studying fashion design, merchandising or any other fashion course. Containing student-friendly features such as discussion questions, activities and further reading, this book is essential reading for all students studying across all areas of fashion.

Fashion Design

By following the design process, from historical and commercial industry context to final collection presentation, the book provides a clear guide for students as they discover what designing for fashion entails.

Fashion Design

This introduction to fashion is aimed at students of fashion design across the world. By following the design process, from historical and commercial industry context to final collection presentation, the book provides a clear guide for students as they discover what designing for fashion entails. Along the way they will explore a wide variety of hands-on, creative methodologies of design ideation, development, and presentation. Supported by inspirational visual content--fashion photography, fashion illustration, sketchbook artwork, technical drawings, and infographics--and case studies, the book offers a unique overview of the fashion industry.

Moroccan Fashion

Design, Culture and Tradition M. Angela Jansen. fashion because of its history,
Marrakech played an important role in the processes of hybridization in
Moroccan fashion through its high concentration of artistic, famous and/or
fashionable ...

Moroccan Fashion

Moroccan garment design and consumption have experienced major shifts in recent history, transforming from a traditional craft-based enterprise to a thriving fashion industry. Influenced by western fashion, dress has become commoditized and has expanded from tailoring to designer labels. This book presents the first detailed ethnographic study of Moroccan fashion. Drawing on interviews with three generations of designers and the lifestyle press, the author provides an in-depth analysis of the development of urban dress, which reveals how traditional dress has not been threatened but rather produced and consumed in different ways. With chapters examining themes such as dress and politics, gender, faith, modernity, and exploring topics from craft to e-fashion, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, material culture, sociology, cultural studies, gender studies and related fields.

Introducing Fashion Theory

This second edition, re-titled from Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry, includes expanded coverage on cultural appropriation, corporate greenwashing, and the criminal world of counterfeit goods.

Introducing Fashion Theory

How does a style become a fashion? Why do trends spread and decline? Introducing Fashion Theory explores these questions and more to help you quickly get up-to-speed with fashion theories, from scarcity to conformity, through clear practical examples and fascinating case studies. This second edition, re-titled from Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry, includes expanded coverage on cultural appropriation, corporate greenwashing, and the criminal world of counterfeit goods. - Illustrated examples, from Apple's post-postmodernist iWatch to Savage X Fenty's body image message on diversity - Covers core fashion theories, from trickle-down to trickle-up, to political dress and conspicuous consumption - Filled with learning activities, key terms, chapter summaries, and discussion questions to inspire and inform