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Fashion and the Built Environment

Bradley Quinn

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Techno Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2002

Book chapter

...You see them in streets, subways, airports and highways – but surroundings like these are not the places you once thought they were. Anonymous figures conceal their faces inside hooded parkas, or gaze vacantly from behind tinted visors...

Chalayan, Hussein

Bradley Quinn

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Hussein Chalayan’s fascination with architecture, spatial dynamics, urban identity, and aerodynamics is expressed in garments based on concepts, technological systems, historical dress, and theories of the body. His clothes are minimal...

Twenty-first-century Bodies

Bradley Quinn

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Techno Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2002

Book chapter

...Not only is the technological revolution changing the world of fashion, it is transforming the fashioned body. The growing symbiosis between body and machine now extends beyond the heroes of science fiction, bringing with it a new body...
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...Hussein Chalayan's Autumn/Winter 1996 show was presented at London Fashion Week. Models such as Kristen McMenamy and Kirsten Owen walked a rotating runway accompanied on heavy metal music, wearing classic tailored pieces with experimental...
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...Hussein Chalayan’s Autumn/Winter 1997 show was presented at London Fashion Week. The show began with a series of tailored pieces in black, beginning with mini dresses, and expanding to coats and suits, evidencing Chalayan’s distinctive...

Islamic Style

Magdalena Crăciun

Magdalena Crăciun obtained her PhD in Anthropology at University College London in 2010, working under Daniel Miller. She carried out fieldwork in Romania and Turkey, and her research interests include dress, fashion, Islamic fashion, materiality, authenticity, brands, fakes, markets, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...History and Significance of Islamic Style in Clothing Islamic style refers to a variety of forms of covered dress that in past and present Muslim societies materialize distinct interpretations of the Islamic notion of female modesty...
...Footage Referenced Hussein Chalayan, Spring/Summer 1998 Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2000Introduction Hussein Chalayan’s spring/summer 1998 “Between” show (otherwise known as “Arab Nudes”) was a defining show for the Turkish-Cypriot...
...Footage Referenced Hussein Chalayan, Autumn/Winter 1998 Hussein Chalayan, Spring/Summer 1998Introduction Hussein Chalayan’s autumn/winter 1998 show “Panoramic” was inspired by philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote “Whereof we cannot speak...
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...Hussein Chalayan’s Autumn/Winter 1999 show ‘Echoform’ was presented at London Fashion Week. With the 21st century closing in Chalayan looked to the idea of speed, using interiors of cars and planes as a basis for dresses that could move...
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...Hussein Chalayan's Autumn/Winter 1995 show, 'Along False Equator' was presented at London Fashion Week. Displaying Chalayan’s experimentation with unconventional materials such as paper and synthetics, it was based on the journey of victims...