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Waterproof Clothing

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...People have been using a variety of methods to waterproof fabric and clothing for centuries. Early methods included the use of oils, waxes, resins, and selected types of animal skins that were naturally water-repellent. In the nineteenth...

Fashion, Health, and Disease

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The relationship between fashion and health is a complex one, with fashion sometimes being shaped by current beliefs about health and disease and, at other times, acting as the cause of illness. Early Beliefs For many centuries, those...

Dress of Marginalized Groups

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...People marginalized within a society reside, figuratively and literally, at its periphery. The appearance of the socially ostracized can take various forms. Dress that is imposed upon marginal groups is often dehumanizing and humiliating...

Tango Dress

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...As in music and dance, the tango mode in fashion and dress history presides over and mediates oppositions between “high” and “low” culture and social classes and between the local space of the social dance and the tango spectacle...

Easton Pearson

Lydia Pearson

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Alice Payne

Alice Payne is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include the fashion design process and the problem of design for sustainability within the fashion context. Alice is also an award-winning designer, investigating design for sustainability in fashion via practice-led research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The fashion label Easton Pearson operated between 1989 and 2016 and was led by cofounders and designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, based in Brisbane, the subtropical capital of Queensland, Australia. The label was known for its highly...

Street and Youth Fashion in Seoul, South Korea

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is located in the middle of the Korean Peninsula and in northwestern South Korea. Since 1394, the foundation year of the Joseon dynasty, Seoul has been the capital city. Approximately 233.67 square...

First Ladies’ Gowns

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...For over one hundred years, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s most visited exhibitions has been a display of gowns worn by the First Ladies of the United States. An unofficial title, “first lady” has been in popular use since the 1860s...

Natural Hair

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...“Natural hair” has other names such as Afro-textured hair, black African hair, or just black hair; there are also some controversial adjectives to describe it: wooly, kinky, and nappy. The history of natural hair encompasses slavery...

Rompers and Jumpsuits

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Rompers have a variety of different names, such as onesies, jumpsuits, flight suits, boilersuits, and siren suits, among many others. Each has its own purpose and function and is worn in different contexts and for different occasions...

Violence and Western Fashion, 1914–2014

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Physical Assault: World War I Fashion has a significant relationship with its social, political, and economic context, and is able to trigger, reflect, and respond to wider changes. When such changes involve violence, horror, or trauma...