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Formal Wear, Men’s

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The quintessence of uniform elegance in men’s wear must surely be those nearly unchanging garments described as “formal.” The exact opposite of “casual" clothes, men’s formal garments are as curiously elevating and ennobling...

Ball Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Ball dress is simply defined as a gown worn to a ball or formal dance. Beyond this fundamental description, there are remarkably intricate conventions related to appropriateness of ball dress. The most extravagant within the category...

Tuxedo

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Throughout the twentieth century, the tuxedo was emblematic of occasions when men were requested to dress formally after dark, whether for drinks, dinner, or some other gathering. The garment developed at a time in the late nineteenth...
...Footage Referenced English Eccentrics, spring/summer 1999Introduction In 1999 English Eccentrics won the Glamourous Evening Wear category at the British Fashion Awards. Their spring/summer 1999 show titled “Lightness of Being” combined...

Formal Dress Designs

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Fashion Draping

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...» “Sculptured” Dress» Empire Twist Neckline Dress» Bustier Designs» One-Shoulder Bustier Dress Formal Dress Designs Evening dresses are gorgeous in fluid dress-weight fabrics that are beautifully draped and seductive with their perpetual...

Entering the Market with Professional Flair

Joanne Ciresi Barrett

Joanne Ciresi Barrett is a freelance designer specializing in active sportswear and owner of Joanne Ciresi Barrett Designs. She was an instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston for seven years, teaching fashion illustration, portfolio presentation, and accessory design courses. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, her career spans 14 years as a designer/design director for major fashion firms, such as Oleg Cassini Sport, Le Coq Sportif, Danskin, and Reebok, International. Ciresi Barrett worked closely with celebrity athletes developing high-tech performance garments, and travelled the world to report on design trends and to maintain design production standards for her clients. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Your Fashion Portfolio : From Concept to Presentation

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Focus your portfolio collection for a specific distribution within retail venue(s).Decide on a specialized market for your portfolio presentation or a generalized sportswear or eveningwear portfolio presentation.Develop an ideal vision...

Apparel Product Categories

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Apparel product or merchandise categories are used to classify products of similar function, use, and style. Some products cross men’s, women’s, and children’s categories, whereas others are specific to one gender, such as men...
...History and Significance of Ball Gowns in Clothing The term “ball gown” refers to a piece of clothing traditionally worn to a ball or formal dance. As most formal occasions take place in the evening, ball gowns are considered to be a type...

Evening Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Simply put, evening dress is the prevailing style prescribed by fashion to be worn in the evening. Though straightforward in its basic definition, there are surprisingly complex expectations related to appropriateness of fashionable dress...

Ceremonial and Religious Dress in Australia

Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...While indigenous Australians have occupied the continent of Australia for over forty thousand years, the British, including convicts, only began arriving in 1788 on the First Fleet, and Christian clergy arrived with them. Religion, customs,...