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...Born in 1957 in Dublin, Lainey Keogh began work as a lab technician before deciding to pursue a career in fashion design. Specializing in knitwear, Keogh opened her first boutique in Dublin in 1984.After she built up a reputation...

John Rocha

Designer biography

...Born in Hong Kong in 1953 to Chinese and Portuguese parents, Dublin-based designer John Rocha studied fashion at Croydon School of Art, London, where the Irish textiles used in his graduate collection inspired him to move to Ireland...

Wilde, Oscar

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was one of the most prominent and influential figures of the fin de siècle. Playwright, author, journalist, dandy-aesthete, wit, and homosexual social critic, his life and work fore-shadowed many of the features...
...Born in the village of Ahascragh in western Ireland in 1967, Philip Treacy learned to sew at age five and made hats for his sister’s dolls from feathers shed by his mother’s chickens and ducks. Treacy’s formal training began in 1985 when he...

Bizarre Dandyism and Decadence: Oscar Wilde

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Libertine Fashion : Sexual Freedom, Rebellion, and Style

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Any extended discussion of Oscar Wilde will eventually strike some mournful note. “Flamboyant” is a common euphemism for homosexual, and in his time there were few who rivalled him in his time for flamboyance (see Figure 5.1...

Gloves ‘of the Very Thin Sort’: Gifting Limerick Gloves in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Made from the aborted skins of unborn calves, lamb or kid, Limerick gloves were a distinctive style of glove celebrated across Ireland and England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Originally produced in Limerick...

Parcels from America: American Clothes in Ireland c.1930–1980

Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Through much of the twentieth century people in Ireland talked about magical parcels arriving from America. Sent by emigrant Irish women, these parcels of unfamiliar clothes, represented a system of materially assisting rural Irish...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Visual appearance lies at the basis of the expression of cultural identity,“The World in Dress: Anthropological Perspective on Clothing, Fashion, and Culture,” Annual Review of Anthropology 33 (2004): 370; A. Cannon, “The Cultural...

Literary Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Medieval authors, influenced by Classical rhetorical practices, created highly structured literature and economical narratives in European vernacular languages, combining Classical formulas and tropes with contemporary themes, motifs...

Tweed: Terms, Descriptions, and Characteristics

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The origins of the word tweed are of historical and commercial significance today because of the importance of authenticity and place to the past and present identities of these textiles.A recent promotional leaflet for the Lovat Mill...