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Jonathan Faiers

Jonathan Faiers is Professor of Fashion Thinking at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, publishes internationally on fashion and textiles, and is editor of the journal Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...History and Significance of Tartan in Clothing How tartan reached its current status of global fashionable popularity is in many respects the history of tartan itself. From its origins as a textile traditionally worn and woven...

‘Savage Beauties’

Staging Fashion : The Fashion Show and Its Spaces

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Introduction This paper explores reconfigurations of the body to argue that posthuman fashion designs can alter the boundaries between matter and its ideation. To illustrate these processes, the paper examines Alexander McQueen...
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...Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1994 show ‘Banshee’ was presented at London Fashion Week, on the 26th of February 1994, at Cafe de Paris. The collection was inspired by Gaelic mythology, featuring maxi tulle dresses, printed cut-out...
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...Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1995 collection ‘Highland Rape’ was shown at London Fashion Week, in the Natural History museum on 13th March 1995. Referencing McQueen’s ancestry and subverting the romanticism about Scotland’s past...
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...Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1998 show for Givenchy was presented at Paris Fashion Week. It featured intricately tailored and beaded, fringed, rhinestone or snakeskin embellished evening wear with strong cowboy influences...
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...Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1998 show ‘Joan’ was presented at London Fashion Week. Inspired by Joan of Arc’s martyrdom, the murders of the Romanov children, and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, McQueen shot his collection through...
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...Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2001 show ‘Voss’ was presented on 26th September 2000 at Gatliff Road Warehouse during London fashion week. A mirrored glass box formed the runway, with a padded ceiling and white tiled floors trapping...
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...Alexander McQueen's Autumn/Winter 2003 show 'Scanners' was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The show took place in a large warehouse that was transformed into a snowy, wind-swept, desolate tundra, with a glass wind tunnel looming over...
...History and Significance of French Fashion in Clothing Paris has long been considered the capital of fashion. Fashionable dress, informed by the clothing of the elite in France, was translated from the runway through fashion plates, which...
...Footage Referenced Alexander McQueen, autumn/winter 1998 Alexander McQueen, spring/summer 1998Introduction Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 1998 collection was titled Joan, for Joan of Arc, one of the designer’s compelling, tragic figures...