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Skinny Boys and Parisian Runways: The Commodification of Indie Authenticity

Rachel Lifter

Rachel Lifter is Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, USA. Her writing appears in Fashion Cultures Revisited (2013), Fashioning Professionals (Bloomsbury 2018), and Fashion Stylists (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2020). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Indie : Popular Fashion, Music and Gender

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...In the mid-2000s, at the helm of Dior Homme, Hedi Slimane placed the indie musician at the center of popular fashion. His intervention would upend the menswear industry and establish a new ideal of fashionable masculinity based...

Hedi Slimane (1968–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...To his admirers, Slimane is the iconoclastic creator of real clothes for real young people.In 2000, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld famously went on a crash diet, losing 94 lbs in double-quick time. The reason had nothing to do with his...

Fashion as a Dynamic Process

Andrew Reilly

Andrew Reilly, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at University of Hawaii, Manoa, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Meanings of Dress

Fairchild Books, 2019

Book chapter

...After you have read this chapter, you will understand: Why fashion is a social process that continually changes and evolves The complex interaction of cultural, industrial, group, and individual...

Disciplinary Discourses

Jay McCauley Bowstead

Jay McCauley Bowstead lectures in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and writes on design, gender and material culture. With a background in fashion he has worked for brands including Burberry and Les Chiffoniers, and for Anglo-Korean label Design Workers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear Revolution : The Transformation of Contemporary Men’s Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...In the context of an increasingly dynamic market in men’s fashion, this chapter critiques the notion of menswear as an inherently conservative form and of masculinity as a unitary, coherent, immutable identity. McCauley Bowstead explores...

David Bowie’s Influence on Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...British musician and actor David Bowie (1947–2016) had a notable impact on the world of fashion. His artistic accomplishments are closely associated with his stage costumes, which played a pivotal role in the construction of his image...

Millennial Men

Jay McCauley Bowstead

Jay McCauley Bowstead lectures in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and writes on design, gender and material culture. With a background in fashion he has worked for brands including Burberry and Les Chiffoniers, and for Anglo-Korean label Design Workers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear Revolution : The Transformation of Contemporary Men’s Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Reprising the discussion of men’s fashion at the turn of the millennium outlined in Chapters 1 and 3, McCauley Bowstead situates these developments in a broader cultural and historical context. He analyzes the influential aesthetics...

Body Language: Toward a Phenomenology of Masculinity

Jay McCauley Bowstead

Jay McCauley Bowstead lectures in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and writes on design, gender and material culture. With a background in fashion he has worked for brands including Burberry and Les Chiffoniers, and for Anglo-Korean label Design Workers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear Revolution : The Transformation of Contemporary Men’s Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter addresses lacunae in the theorization of masculinity and men’s fashion by investigating the ways in which shifting ideologies of gender have inscribed themselves onto men’s bodies. In addition to analyzing the commodification...