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Malaysia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Malaysian population includes native inhabitants, as well as people originating from China, India, Portugal, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, all contributing to the variety of traditional Malaysian garments. During the first century c.e...

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...

Fashionability in Colonial and Postcolonial Togo

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Lomé’s buzzing semicircular boulevard portrays a decaying cityscape of dilapidated hotels, restaurants, government offices, and vacant buildings alongside street eateries, cybercafés, and stalls with pirated DVDs. Large-scale billboard...

The Fashion World of Southeast Asia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Each nation of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) since independence has been asserting its identity through dress. Many of these nations are multicultural, creating interesting blends, including Western styles...

The Sarong Kebaya of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The epical images on bas-reliefs of Javanese classical monuments such as Prambanan and Borobudur suggest that the courts of central Java preserved many facets of ancient society. Dress was one of them. Outside the ritual-bound context...