From "Patriots Against Fashion" by Alexander Maxwell. Palgrave, 2014. Although a pile of books have been published on fashion and revolution, they have often focused on one or two countries (or nations), providing an in-depth study. Patriots Against Fashion offers instead a broad...

Another trademark of Japanese fashion seems to be a conceptual approach (as evidenced by obscure textile inspiration), and a questioning of the Western fashion system. Miyake broke boundaries of season-driven conventional fashion and the cult of the young, using older and non-professional...

I was instead expecting a sort of glorified, academized street style book (possibly "misled" by the cover image), an understanding of how "Viennese" or "Vienna" can be expressed through clothing, fashion, and style. In this volume, clothing/dress/style are not given primacy in the authors'...

, most significantly Lagos and Nigerian Fashion. The Business of Fashion ran an article on November 5 about Morocco outpacing its neighboring countries in the fashion race (or...in attracting fashion chains, at least). Suzy Menkes chaired the "Promise of Africa" conference last year, on Worn...

The book and exhibition reviews that close the volume are also on-theme: coverage of the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition, "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" has consistently remarked on his interest in "diverse" models and non-traditional aesthetics, and the books reviewed have explicitly...

As I mentioned in my first book review for Worn Through, I believe the recreation of historical garments is a useful way to get closer to the study of dress, especially as museums tighten their research policies. Both the making and the wearing are direct and physical interactions with the...

such technologies to research, photograph, and self-publish glorious combinations of words, written and audible; images, moving and still; and to disseminate our particular brand of fashion critique. Armed with these tools, and our own diverse backgrounds, we can build on the...

With the recent focus on fashion and aging this year at Worn Through, from suggested readings to documentaries available on Netflixthat explore the lives of women and men who remain engaged with fashion and style well into their later years, I thought it might be a good moment to review a book...

While reading through Fashion and Jazz, be prepared to have a laptop nearby to look up album covers, or attempt to find images of, say, Dinah Washington at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 or Billie Holiday exiting jail following narcotics charges in 1956. I will have a full review of...

Three dress historians and curators who are intimately familiar with the context and particular histories of these extraordinary objects–Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, and Lou Taylor– guide us through this absorbing case study. This foundational fashion collection remains highly...

 

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