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Snapshot: Priscilla Shunmugam

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Priscilla Shunmugam launched women’s wear label Ong Shunmugam in Singapore in 2010. Her first collection, “Orientalism,” was based on the book by Edward Said and used traditional textiles and dress silhouettes from Asia as materials...

Post-Mao Chinese Fashion

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? This unit focuses on China’s fashion revival, and design, role, and identity issues in the post-Mao era. As the influx of Western brand names has continued to change fashion consumption in China...

The Evolution of the Fashion Industry: Designers and Models

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...In 2005, Wang Wei, a fashion designer from Shanghai in his early 30s, registered his fashion label, Wang Wei Gallery, in London and set up a studio in Shanghai. Dividing his time between London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, Wang set out...

Importing Fashion Icons

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Chinese fashion iconography throughout the twentieth century, from the qipao calendar girls of the 1920s and 1930s to the uniformed Red Guards of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, offered models of what new, modern, liberated Chinese...

The Spread of Fashion through Mass Media

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...When China opened up to the outside world at the end of the 1970s, economic reform brought with it the reinvigoration of the mass media. Magazines, journals, and other publications shuttered during the Cultural Revolution reopened...

From Asexual to Unisex

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...As the 1980s began, the role of women in modern China and the dress that reflected that role were once again in flux. Throughout the twentieth century, changes in women’s fashion reflected the circuitous course of women’s liberation...

Fashion in Print

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The anti-intellectual climate of the Cultural Revolution, best exemplified in Mao’s slogan “the more knowledge, the more reactionary,” brought almost all publication to a standstill. The few publications that were permitted were strictly...

One Size Does Not Fit All

Cheryl Sim

Cheryl Sim is Managing Director and Curator at Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wearing the Cheongsam : Dress and Culture in a Chinese Diaspora

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...The cheongsam is by no means a simple garment. For all its beauty and elegance, the cheongsam has a dark side of contradictions that is the site of endless fascination. Wearing the cheongsam connects me with my grandmother and my Chinese...

The Post-Mao Fashion Revival

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The transitional period from the late 1970s through the early 1980s that followed China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) was a period marked by controversy and unease. Fueled by a series of economic reforms and the easing...

Reinvented Identity: The Qipao and Tang-Style Jacket

Juanjuan Wu

Juanjuan Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design, Housing, & Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on Chinese fashion and dress. She is former editor and journalist of Dadushi (Metropolis), a fashion magazine in Shanghai. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chinese Fashion : From Mao to Now

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...In an era of globalization in which popular fashion trends and ideas are increasingly borrowed from others, China felt an urgent need for a sartorial symbol of national identity of its own. India had the sari. Japan had the kimono. Korea...