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Dress for Success

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Dress for success” is the modern equivalent of “clothes maketh the man"—that is, it articulates the belief that what you wear matters in everyday life. However, in its modern guise, this is a discourse specifically on business dress...
...History and Significance of Shoulder Pads Even before the US entered the Second World War in December 1941, dress for working women stressed serviceability and comfort. On 24 June 1941, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), in “Costume Suggested...

Specialist collections

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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...Balenciaga, A/W 2014.Specialist collections such as childrenswear, sportswear, knitwear and accessories cater for niche markets while also supporting a designer’s larger mainstream collections. Most designers and producers who specialize...

Media in the Museum: Fashioning the Design Curator at the Boilerhouse Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter examines the fashioning of a new type of design curator during the 1980s, the so-called ‘Designer Decade’. Located in the Boilerhouse Gallery, a temporary incursion into the Victoria and Albert Museum that programmed...

Uniforming the Corporate Body in the City of London

Uniform : Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter uses qualitative research methods to explore what occupational clothing means to corporate environments, in particular to banks, trading companies and law offices. The discussion considers the uniformity of business wear...

Work and the Wardrobe: Men

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...As World War II ended, dressing for work took on a whole new meaning for men in America. The supremacy of the suit endured for decades, albeit in differing shapes and fabrics, only to be challenged by a new technocracy in the twenty-first...
...Italian designer Laura Biagiotti was born into the fashion business in 1943, the daughter of Rome couturière Delia Soldaini Biagiotti. After studying literature and archaeology at university, Laura joined the family business in 1962. Her...
...Luciano Soprani was born in Reggiolo, Italy, in 1946. He grew up in a family of farmers and started to study agriculture. After graduating, he decided on a career in fashion design instead.Soprani was first employed by Max Mara at the age...

Work and the Wardrobe: Women

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In the decades since World War II, women have moved in and out of the workforce, and championed new roles for themselves in North American society at large. At the same time, they have reshaped what “getting dressed for the office” looks...

Jil Sander

Designer biography

...Jil Sander (given name, Heidemarie Jiline Sanderborn) was born in 1943 in Wesselburen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Sander studied textile design at the Krefeld School of Textiles near Düsseldorf, Germany, graduating with a degree...