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Brassiere

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A brassiere is a garment worn next to the skin with two shaped cups or pockets to hold female breast tissue; it is supported by a chest bandeau and generally two over-the-shoulder straps. It may have elastic, wire, padding, lace trim...
...Footage Referenced Calvin Klein, Spring/Summer 1992 Vivienne Westwood, Spring/Summer 1988: “Pagan I” Jean Paul Gaultier, Spring/Summer 1988 Thierry Mugler, Spring/Summer 1992 Chanel, Spring/Summer 1993Introduction “Lingerie has busted out...

Single Object Study: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Cone Bra

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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...Footage Referenced Jean Paul Gaultier, Spring/Summer 1988 Christian Dior, Autumn/Winter 1997Introduction The cone bra, bullet bra, or, sometimes, torpedo bra, first emerged in the 1930s and throughout the next two decades symbolized...

Sexualization of Preteen Girls in Norway

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

Berg, 2010

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...Between 2000 and 2006, the ideals of teenage culture and youth influenced fashion for female children as well as grown women. The age group between nine and twelve years, the so-called tweens, has been the topic of recurrent debates...

Foundation Basics

Nancy Plummer

Nancy Plummer is an Instructor in the Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising departments at The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, USA. She also is the owner of the image consulting firm, Fine Threads, Inc. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Your Personal Style

Fairchild Books, 2009

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...“We have a stronger shoulder. We have a really fitted waist. We have a very accentuated chest . . . the bra is actually the accessory of the season. Every look has got a bra—and those bras, they’re not sort of subtle.” Chapter Objectives...

Pain from Fashion

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This chapter interrogates past and current instances of physical and psychological human pain resulting from fashion practices. Social psychological theories, feminist perspectives, and Gates Control Theory of pain situates the authors...

How to Measure a Bra

Michele Wesen Bryant

Michele Wesen Bryant is an adjunct in the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also teaches flats and specs at Parsons School of Design. Bryant has been working in the fashion industry for over 20 years, having had fashion illustrations appear in Vogue, YM, Seventeen, Brides, Women's Wear Daily, Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Diane DeMers

Diane DeMers is associate professor of fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and a design consultant for Her Majesty Intimates and Cole Girl's Swimwear. For three years she designed Haute Couture, Pret a Porter, and License collections for Carven Couture in Paris, then continued her design career in New York City with Calvin Klein Intimate Apparel, Adrienne Vittadini, and Malain Knits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spec Manual

Fairchild Publications, 2006

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...Bra Spec SheetIllustrated Measurement Points for a Bra1 FRONT NECKLINEMeasure from center front to strap insertion. Include width of underwire and width of strap insertion. Multiply this measurement by two for both sides of neckline.2...

Providing Mobility in Clothing

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy E. Dunne

Lucy E. Dunne is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute for Health Informatics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Functional Clothing Design : From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Protective clothing may be enhanced or defeated by its mobility features. Movement is critical to function in virtually every activity. Protective sports equipment that moves with the body is highly prized by athletes whose livelihoods...

Health

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In most environments on Earth, clothing provides needed protection from the elements and other hazards. Yet over the past two centuries, dress has been vilified as the source of disease and death or lauded as a device for improving health...

Underwear

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The fashionable silhouette has gone through bewildering changes during the last two hundred years, and these would not have been possible without the shapes created beneath. Underwear and outerwear progressed in tandem. Underwear designers...