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Asia-Chic in 1970s Australian Fashion: The Case of Clarence Chai

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In 1974, Singapore born Chinese-Australian designer Clarence Chai opened his niche, youth-oriented fashion business, Chai Clothing and Accessories, in central Melbourne close to the city’s Chinatown. The year before, the White Australia...

Wrap Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, 1974

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Object in Detail A wrap dress closes in the front by wrapping one panel over the other and fastening at the waist. The original wrap dress by Diane von Furstenberg (originally von Fürstenberg) had long sleeves, a fold-over collar...