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...The Collection in Context For the fall/winter 1993 season, designers were rejecting the overt consumerist trend of the 1980s and embracing the thrifty vintage approach, where secondhand materials and outfits were sourced for a less than...

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...
...The Collection in Context Bill Blass’s spring/summer 1993 show took place in his showroom on 2 November 1992, a marked departure from the hotel ballrooms used in the past. Blass had come to believe that the extravagant fashion show...

The Role of Dress in Sexual Objectification

Sharron J. Lennon

Sharron J. Lennon, Ohio State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kim K. P. Johnson

Kim K. P. Johnson is a Professor in the Retail Merchandising Program at the University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bibliographic guide

...Since 2010 there has been a huge increase in published research focusing on sexual objectification. Using OneSearch, a search engine that searches a library’s journals and databases, 179 refereed research articles focused on sexual...
...The Collection in Context As suggested by its title, the French Revolution is the starting point of James Laver’s pioneering study of fashion history, Taste and Fashion: From the French Revolution to Today (1937). In its early pages, Laver...

Designing With Fabric

Evelyn L. Brannon

Evelyn L. Brannon is Professor Emeritus at Auburn University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designer’s Guide to Fashion Apparel

Fairchild Publications, 2011

Book chapter

...“Many a dress of mine is born of fabric alone.”Recognize the role of industry trade shows as resources for designers.Understand differences in design workflow in terms of fabric selection depending on the design category.Realize...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...A carefully dressed woman is indeed a being “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Consider the labor she has performed, the time spent and the material—its quantity, variety, and shape—that is centred upon her. Reflect how many bones clasp her...
...The Collection in Context De la Renta focused the collection on rich blocks of color that seemed to have been lifted from desert landscapes: warm crimsons, oranges, and golds, and cool greens and creams. Print was featured in selected...
...The Collection in Context With canary yellow, red, lime green, lilac, and cotton candy pink, along with ivory and black, the collection was a visual feast of color. Trench coats were a prominent feature, some in shiny pastel pink and reds...