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Possessed: evocative objects, meaning, and materiality

Louise Crewe

Louise Crewe is Reader in Economic Geography, University of Nottingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Geographies of Fashion : Consumption, Space, and Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I hate when people say they don’t care about clothes, because it’s a lie … We are always asking for something when we get dressed. Asking to be loved, to be fucked, to be admired, to be left alone, to make people laugh, to look wealthy...

Dolce & Gabbana: Deep South

Barbara Vinken

Barbara Vinken is Professor of French Literature, University of Zurich. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Zeitgeist : Trends and Cycles in the Fashion System

Berg, 2005

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...Dolce & Gabbana have followed the classic Italian trek, from the south to the north, the same way taken by the impoverished farm-workers from Sicily who became industrial proletariat in Turin and Milan. This path has left its mark...

Brands and Labels

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Brands developed as a means of commercial distinction within the marketplace in the mid-to late-nineteenth century. The process of branding begins with the attachment of a name to a business, product, or a family of products, and involves...

Fabricating Desire: Press and Advertising

Giulia Mensitieri

Giulia Mensitieri has a doctorate in social anthropology and ethnology from the École des Hautes Étudesen Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Her research focuses on globalisation, the transformations of work, and the coveted imaginary worlds produced by contemporary capitalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Natasha Lehrer

Natasha Lehrer is an award-winning writer and translator. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and The Nation, and elsewhere. She has translated books by Nathalie Léger, Chantal Thomas, Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, and the Dalai Lama, among others. She won a Rockower award for journalism in 2016, and in 2017 her co-translation (with Cécile Menon) of Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Léger, won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Most Beautiful Job in the World : Lifting the Veil on the Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Heidi shoot During one of our many Skype conversations, Mia told me that she was doing a fashion shoot the following week with a couple of supermodels.The term ‘supermodel’ is generally used to refer to a highly paid model...

The Peruvian Connection: A Retail Company

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...The Peruvian Connection is a global business with a humble beginning. Although the brand began with sweaters made from high-quality natural fibers, the Peruvian Connection currently designs, manufactures, and markets seasonal lines...

Prognosis for the Future

International Retailing

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Macy’s, the largest department store group in the United States, may be bought by another company or restructured—stay tuned.After studying this chapter, you should be able to:Describe possible changes in retail in the future.Name leading...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Explain the difference between gray goods and counterfeit goods. Describe the characteristics of trademarked goods. Analyze the relationships between retailers...

The business of fashion

Susan Dillon

Susan Dillon is Principal Lecturer and Subject Group Leader for Fashion and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fundamentals of Fashion Management

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...© George Rose via Getty imagesThe following chapter provides an overview and looks at the evolution of the fashion industry within the context of fashion design and management. It explains the impact of technology and sustainability...

Import and Customs Issues in Fashion

Fashion Law : A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys

Fairchild Publications, 2014

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...Introduction The majority of apparel goods sold in the United States today are manufactured abroad. By law, even before the apparel arrives at the U.S. border, the importer must provide formalized information to the U.S. government about...

Designing for different markets

Elinor Renfrew

Elinor Renfrew is Associate Head of the Design School and Director for Fashion at Kingston University, UK. Elinor graduated from the renowned MA Fashion course at Central St Martin's, UK and worked in the fashion industry for 10 years before going into education when she moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she taught at RMIT. She has also taught at Manchester Metropolitan University, Edinburgh College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, UK. Elinor has recently been awarded an associate Professorship and is a member of the Graduate Fashion Week and British Fashion Council Steering Committees. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colin Renfrew

Colin Renfrew is Pro Vice Chancellor Dean at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He graduated in Printed Textiles from Glasgow School of Art and went on to complete an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Colin has over 30 years' experience in fashion education in the UK, Australia, Sri Lanka and Russia. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and the China Academy of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Developing a Fashion Collection

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Dior, S/S 2014.Within the global fashion industry, collections are designed for various market levels. At each level it is important to understand who the target customer is and how the collections will be presented and sold. To define...