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Dressing up, dressing down: A spectacle of otherness, and the ordinariness of the civilian alter-ego

Barbara Brownie

Barbara Brownie is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Transforming Type (Bloomsbury, 2014), co-author of The Superhero Costume (Bloomsbury, 2015), and has contributed to edited collections including Writing Design (Berg, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Graydon

Danny Graydon is a journalist, critic and author specializing in film and comics. He is a Contextual Studies Lecturer at The School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, teaching model special effects and interactive media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Superhero Costume : Identity and disguise in fact and fiction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Superman: Peace on Earth depicts Superman slumped in his armchair (see Figure 5.1). His shirt has fallen open to reveal his bold insignia, but the glasses of Clark Kent remain on his face. He wears the weary expression of a man who is tired...

Design Research and Inspiration

John Hopkins

John Hopkins is programme leader for Textile, Fashion and Fibre at the Winchester School of Art. He studied Fashion and Textiles at St Martin’s School of Art and has worked internationally as a fashion designer for well-known labels such as Jaeger and Burberry. He is currently engaged in research into sustainable design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...London Fashion Week Men’s. Burberry Prorsum's S/S14 collection.This chapter considers the meaning and variety of approaches that are open to menswear designers in identifying, selecting, and developing their ideas toward a variety of design...

Sportswear Chic: Tweed in Womenswear, 1919–1952

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The explicitly modern and more emancipated, female appearances of the inter-war era often incorporated tweed. In particular, these textiles were integrally linked to new conceptions of sportswear for women, which emerged from the 1920s...

Tweed, Femininity, and Fashion, 1851–1918

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The design characteristics of tweeds worn by women, and how these fabrics were made and sold by British manufacturers, are examined in this chapter. It explores why from the 1860s upper-, upper-middle, and middle-class women began to wear...