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...The Collection in Context London’s fall/winter 1995 fashion week featured the collections of thirty-seven different designers, all with wildly diverse aesthetics and design philosophies. The breadth of variance prompted Iain Webb...

Why Does the United Kingdom Not Have National Dress?

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The United Kingdom (UK) is multinational, comprising Wales, Scotland, England (with these three forming Great Britain), and Northern Ireland. This alliance is a product of various constitutional reforms and Acts of Union, carried out...


The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The kilt has come to signify a natural and unmistakable masculinity, but it has a long history of outside intervention and deliberate reinvention. From its origins as the basic garb of the Highlander, Scotsmen and non-Scotsmen alike have...

Tilda Swinton

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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...Fashion and Style Scottish actor, model, and muse Tilda Swinton was born in London in 1960. After graduating from Cambridge, she began a career acting on stage, and later in film. Swinton declares that she has “an intimate relationship...
...The Object in Detail The super-elevated ghillie shoes were designed by the British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and conceived in Great Britain in 1993. Made in bright blue “mock crocodile” leather, the shoes were laced by blue silk...

Materials and Graphics Used in Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Martin M. Pegler

Martin M. Pegler has been in the field of visual merchandising and store design for over fifty years and has authored and edited more than seventy books. He is an international lecturer on Display, Visual Merchandising and Store Design and an editor of the quarterly publication, Retail Design International. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne Kong

Visual Merchandising and Display

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Giant Ribbons, Louis Vuitton, New York. Copyright WindowsWear PRO 1.646.827.2288After you have read this chapter, you will be able to discussTypes of materials used to produce displaysTypes...

Fashioning the Contemporary Artist: The Spatial Biography of Sue Tompkins

Fashioning Professionals : Identity and Representation at Work in the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the formation of ‘spatialized’ artistic biographies. Where contemporary artists work and live and who they are connected to, personally and professionally, has a huge impact on shaping both their identities...

‘Ladies from Hell’

Thomas S. Abler

Thomas Abler, University of Waterloo Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress : European Empires and Exotic Uniforms

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...The Scots Military Tradition Britain recruited its first exotic warriors from its northern frontier. Scotland had long been a source of fighting men for the continent, both before and after union with the English Crown. Scottish archers...
...The Collection in Context When the British designer Vivienne Westwood presented her fall/winter 1993–1994 collection, she had already wowed the fashion crowd with her subversive takes on traditional craftsmanship and historical costumes...

‘Freezing the Frame’: Dress and Ethnicity in Brittany and Gaelic Scotland

Dress and Ethnicity : Change Across Space and Time

Berg, 1995

Book chapter

...The problem addressed in this chapter can be simply stated: in Scotland, Scottish Highland “traditional dress”, as it is popularly understood, was developed in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries. In Brittany, Breton...