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Fashion, Race and Representation

Rikki Byrd

Adjunct Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction What is this unit about? The conversation on fashion and race is a complicated one as people who study race and representation in academia are discovering new ways to locate fashion within their respective courses and research...

Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation

Celia Stall-Meadows

Celia Stall-Meadows is assistant professor of Fashion Marketing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...A fictional fashion accessories business, Reflections, has expanded its line of fashion jewelry into an uncharted area of Native American-inspired designs. The new jewelry collection, Tribal, is inspired by beautiful Native American culture...

Industrial chic

Staging Fashion : The Fashion Show and Its Spaces

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Models present creations by Dutch designer Olcay Gulsen during the SuperTrash show at the Amsterdam Fashion Week in Halfweg near Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014. Photo by Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP via Getty Images. Courtesy of Getty Images...

Cultures and Subcultures in a Global Context

Therèsa M. Winge

Therèsa M. Winge is Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Theory in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University. In recent years, Winge’s research has focused on the socio-cultural aspects and non-verbal communication of subcultural dress. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? Drawing on Dress Studies theories and methods of analysis, this unit explores the ways that cultures and subcultures impact dress and fashion systems, and in turn the interplay between dress and human...

Inspiration, Theme, and Mood

Lorynn R. Divita

Lorynn R. Divita is an associate professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor University, USA. She is a 2013-2014 recipient of the Baylor Fellows award for innovative teaching. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Forecasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...There are only a handful of designers that influence other designers, and I have to keep one step ahead of the game. As a designer, you’ve always got to push yourself forward; you’ve always got to keep up with the trends or make your own...

Taking Offense: A Discussion of Fashion, Appropriation, and Cultural Insensitivity

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Fashion has a long history of exoticizing “the other,” which is part of a complex and pervasive phenomena known as cultural appropriation. Other phrases, such as “cultural borrowing,” “cultural appreciation,” “cultural inspiration...

Exotic Narratives in Fashion: The Impact of Motifs of Exotica on Fashion Design and Fashionable Identities

Jennifer Craik

Jennifer Craik is Professor and Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fashion and dress. She has also researched aspects of cultural studies, cultural policy, and arts funding. Her publications include: The Face of Fashion (Routledge, 1993), Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression (Berg Publishers, 2005), and Fashion: The Key Concepts (Berg Publishers, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...A version of this chapter was presented at the 3rd Fashion in Fiction Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 12–14, 2014.In the context of exploring the prevalence of exotica in fashion, Jennifer Craik investigates...

Being Fashionable in the Globalization Era in India: Holy Writing on Garments

Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I am thankful to Dr. Vijayalakshmi Shankar, Dr. Anamika Pathak, Dr. Lotika Varadarajan for fruitful discussions during the course of this independent research project. Finally, I am deeply grateful to Professor T. Desiraju, who motivated me...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Review the arguments put forward by the Australian manufacturers of sheepskin Ugg boots and Deckers Outdoor Corp (parent company of UGG® Australia). Using...

The 2010s: The Modern Age

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...List two social movements of the 2010s and how these have influenced fashionDescribe how changing demographics have impacted the fashion industryDetail the differences between slow and fast fashionDiscuss why the history of fashion...