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Quant, Mary

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Mary Quant was born in London on 11 February 1934. A self-taught designer, she cut up bedspreads to make clothes when she was only six; as a teenager, she restyled and shortened her gingham school dresses. She recalled admiring...

Mary Quant (1930–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Mary Quant hotpants, 1966. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.A generation of women did not wish to look like their mothers in the bourgeois uniforms dictated by couturiers in Paris.Caught in the middle of the contest...

Trends

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

Berg, 2010

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...One of the defining features of fashion can be said to be the constant change in its visual expression. The term trend is often employed to describe the motor that drives fashion; it can refer to both fashion change (innovation) and fashion...

Boutique

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Synonymous with the youth movement and counterculture fashions of the “Swinging Sixties,” the boutique radically changed ways of making, marketing, displaying, and buying clothing. Names and places such as Mary Quant, Biba, Paraphernalia...

French-Fried Curls

Nadine Stewart

Nadine Stewart is a Professor of Fashion History at Montclair State University, USA, and a visiting lecturer at The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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American Milliners and Their World : Women’s Work from Revolution to Rock and Roll

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...In 1960 actress Jane Fonda appeared on the cover of Vogue hatless, her hair long and loose. It was just one sign of the many changes that would take place in the world in the upcoming decade. A new generation was coming of age—the “baby...

Icons of Modernity: Sixties Fashion and Youth Culture

Heike Jenss

Heike Jenss is Associate Professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Memory : Vintage Style and Youth Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As Fred Davis notes, “time is not a ding an sich [a thing as such] but rather something we are constantly arranging, defining, structuring, modulating” (Davis 1984: 16). Decade labels are one of the things we use to do this. When we speak...

Youthquake Fashions

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...A tag, a slogan, and a rallying cry, “Youthquake” exemplifies the slickness as well as the conviction, the spontaneous ebullience as well as the commercial aggression that during the 1960s marked the triumph of London ready-to-wear. Powered...

England

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...In 1800, the people of England dressed in the general West European clothing style that was worn by all fashionable people. Wealth determined what a person could afford to wear but not the style. There was no folk dress, so the general...

London as a Fashion City

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...London is part of a global fashion system, known in international circles for its fashion heritage and diversity, its hybrid sense of style, its vibrant consumer culture, and the creativity of its fashion graduates. It is equated...

Gender

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The basic distinction between female and male dress in the Western world is between women’s skirts and men’s bifurcated trousers. Only in the twentieth century was this abandoned—but in one direction, since, even today, men do not wear...