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Twenty-First-Century Moroccan Women’s Dress

Elizabeth Kutesko

Elizabeth Kutesko is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...In Morocco in the twenty-first century, traditional forms of women’s clothing exist side by side with Western consumer fashions, allowing Moroccan women to express their economic, social, cultural, political, and religious identities...

Libya

Doran H. Ross

Doran H. Ross is a past president of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and is the Editor of African Arts and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...As part of North Africa, Libya has shared a long dress history with its neighbors Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia. Most of what is now coastal Libya was ruled by successive foreign powers, initially the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans...

Azzedine Alaïa (c. 1935–2017)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Alaïa developed a cut that tenderly emphasised and enhanced all the female erogenous zones.Life for fashion editors trying to pin down a handful of consistent trends to guide their readers became pretty tough in the early 1980s. The round...

Moroccan Lifestyle Media

M. Angela Jansen

obtained her PhD in 2010 from Leiden University, the Netherlands, for a dissertation on the Moroccan fashion industry. Her monograph, Moroccan Fashion: Design, Tradition and Modernity, was published in 2014 by Bloomsbury. She is currently an independent scholar based in Brussels, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and an Associate Researcher at the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat, Morocco. Her research interests are fashion anthropology, Eurocentricity in academic practice, globalization, and modernity. In 2012, she initiated the NWFashionConference (NWFC), which is in its fourth edition (Rabat 2012, London 2013, Hong Kong 2014). In addition to publishing and lecturing on the Moroccan fashion industry, she is involved in fashion events and museum exhibitions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Moroccan Fashion : Design, tradition and modernity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...French lifestyle and fashion magazines have been available on the Moroccan market since the second half of the twentieth century. However, they have been overshadowed in the mid-1990s by national magazines because not only were the products...

Mesopotamian Civilization, c. 3500–600 BCE

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:• Identify textile materials and relate textile characteristics to their use in garments from Mesopotamia and Egypt• Summarize similarities and differences between the dress...

Awakening The Senses: The Aesthetics of Moroccan Berber Dress

Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Styles of dress in Morocco during life-cycle transitions, such as childbirth, circumcision, first menstruation, and marriage, can be described as multisensory. For example, before a young boy is circumcised, women apply cool wet henna...

Beldi Sells: The Commodification of Moroccan Fashion

M. Angela Jansen

obtained her PhD in 2010 from Leiden University, the Netherlands, for a dissertation on the Moroccan fashion industry. Her monograph, Moroccan Fashion: Design, Tradition and Modernity, was published in 2014 by Bloomsbury. She is currently an independent scholar based in Brussels, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and an Associate Researcher at the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat, Morocco. Her research interests are fashion anthropology, Eurocentricity in academic practice, globalization, and modernity. In 2012, she initiated the NWFashionConference (NWFC), which is in its fourth edition (Rabat 2012, London 2013, Hong Kong 2014). In addition to publishing and lecturing on the Moroccan fashion industry, she is involved in fashion events and museum exhibitions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter was presented as a conference paper for the 16th IFFTI Annual Conference held on January 27–31, 2014 at Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan.Angela Jansen offers an analysis of contemporary Moroccan fashion known as beldi...

Mauritania and Western Sahara

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Mauritania and Western Sahara/Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic occupy a large region in northwest Africa on the edge of the Sahara Desert, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahel. For centuries, trade, migration, slavery...

Algeria

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Algeria, situated at the crossroads of several civilizations and large intercontinental trade routes, has participated in all the major cultural developments of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Since the early twentieth century, its...

Christian Secular, Monastic, and Liturgical Dress in the Eastern Mediterranean

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The first Christian communities were established around the Mediterranean in the first century c.e. At that time there was not yet a unifying structure. By the second century, most communities observed three ranks in the local hierarchy...