Artist, dandy and generous spirit Iké Udé spoke with Worn Through about the art of sartorial excellence, his inspiration to pursue it and the importance of costume as an index of culture. A resident of New York City, in addition to making our streets a more beautiful place to stroll, Udé...

I'm in Sweden for a little Easter holiday this week, so please enjoy this post from when I lived there and covered that stylish country for Worn Through! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Glad Påsk! As someone who is always looking out for new resources and...

Fellow Worn Through Contributor, Arianna, forwarded a link to me a few weeks ago on the latest fashion trend to hit beaches in China: the face-kini. It seems that while the beach-goers are as keen as playing in the sand and catching the waves as any other visitor to the seashore around the...

I want to take the opportunity this week to post news and resources for those readers of Worn Through who are juggling scholarship, adjunct teaching, other professions and life. I offer at the end of my post an invitation to share your thoughts with other readers and fellow adjunct fashion...

But first, I'm happy to share with you some exhibition announcements and tips that other Worn Through readers have shared with me since my last post. In Chicago, Petra reminded me that Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mileat the Chicago History Museum is entering its final...

We've written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the "priestess of depravity," dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in...

Patterns taken from extant garments are a bit different; aimed at a modern audience, both the pattern and any subsequent making of the garment aim to re-create an object that was worn by an historical figure (or effigy), personal modifications notwithstanding. The process, on the other...

Although H&M is certainly not selling counterfeits, where do we draw the line in fashion? Is the free and open use of intellectual property an inevitability, since it is already exploding through our culture, or do you think society will always resist that type of change? Do you think this...

Announcing a Call for Papers from Worn Through Founder & Editor Monica Sklar's alma mater: Fashion and ... Communication will take place May 2-3, 2014, at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. Submission Deadline: January 5, 2014. Third in a series of events entitled "Fashion...

Many thanks to Eva Fägerborg for her help with this post, and happy retirement! *You might have noticed the new heading: "Objektet och Museet". Meaning, "The Object and The Museum" in Swedish, this reflects my interest and background in Material Culture as well as my new country of...

 

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