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Costume Jewelry

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The earliest costume jewelry was simply an imitation of precious jewelry and had little intrinsic value or original style of its own. However, once the French couturiers put their names to costume jewelry it became desirable, acceptable...

Anatomy of an accessory

John Lau

John Lau graduated with a first class honours in womenswear design at London College of Fashion and has a masters in enterprise. John has worked in various roles within the fashion industry and has experience as a fashion stylist and writer for the international magazines Loaded and the Chinese edition of Vogue. He has helped new brands develop their creative and business direction both in the UK, Hong Kong and China, and continues to have an active role in fashion as a consultant for retail, branding, production and distribution. John is currently a Senior Lecturer in International Fashion Business at Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching on the Fashion Buying and Clothing Design and Technology programmes. Along with his teaching, John is working towards his PhD and has research interests in international fashion branding and is currently co-authoring and editing two textbooks on fashion buying and fashion merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories : Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery

Fairchild Books, 2012

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...Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creates a delicate headpiece with web-like lace that echoes the exquisite dresses on the catwalk. What is an accessory? An accessory is an object that is worn on the body or carried by a person, yet...

Pins and Rings as Head Ornaments in Early Iron Age Southwest Germany

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

Berg, 2010

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...Iron Age populations in west-central Europe used various types of personal ornament to communicate membership in a range of social categories, including gender, age, and social status. Adult women in particular made use of elaborate...

To Ward Off Evil: Metal on Norwegian Folk Dress

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

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...In eighteenth-century rural Norway, metal played important functional and spiritual roles in folk dress. Metal was used for lace, woven ribbon, fasteners and jewelry. A brooch, called a sølje, was the most commonly worn piece of jewelry...

Zoomorphic Brooches in Roman Britain: Decoration or Religious Ideology?

Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Evidence for the appearance of the people who lived in Roman Britain between the first and fifth centuries ce comes from sculptural representations, fragments of textiles, and accessories found in excavations, as well as tantalizing...

Political Candidates and Dress

Susan B. Kaiser

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Janet Hethorn

Janet Hethorn is Professor of Art and Design and Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts, Central Michigan University, US. 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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...In electoral politics, candidates face delicate balancing acts in matters of dress. They must represent (and therefore fit in with) the people they seek to serve; yet they also need to establish themselves as leaders who stand out/above....

Distinctive Dress of the Nazi Party

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

Berg, 2010

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...This article addresses the significance and distinct aspects of uniform and dress in Nazi Germany (1933–1945), specifically related to the organization and membership of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, the NSDAP or Nazi...

Early History of Dress and Fashion in Great Britain and Ireland

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

Berg, 2010

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...Little is known about clothing in the British islands before the Roman invasion in 43 c.e.. What survives are cloth fragments and amazing jewelry such as brooches and torcs. Pre-Christian graves suggest that women wore tunics. The advent...

Jewelry

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

Berg, 2010

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...Jewelry, an anglicized version of the old French word jouel, means, in its broadest sense, body adornment. This definition is also valid for clothing, and both make the human body culturally visible. Like dress, jewelry belongs...

Jewelry of Malaysia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Beads were one of the earliest forms of manufactured body ornaments worn by indigenous groups in Malaysia. Some beads found in Borneo can be dated to the Metal Age. Earlier glass and stone beads that came from as far away as Egypt...