The Berg Companion to Fashion

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1847885632

Category: Art

Page: 782

View: 9585

Derided by some as frivolous, even dangerous, and celebrated by others as art, fashion is anything but a neutral topic. Behind the hype and the glamour is an industry that affects all cultures of the world. A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even among those who may feel impervious. This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion -- its meaning, history and theory. From avedon to codpiece, dandyism to the G-string, Japanese fashion to subcultures, trickle down to Zoot suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come. This volume contains over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles.

Mode Design Theorie

Author: Barbara Schmelzer-Ziringer

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825244032

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 4027

Mit ihrer radikalen Entwicklung vom gestalterischen Phänomen zur wissenschaftlichen Disziplin wird an Universitäten die Frage gestellt: Was ist Mode? Dieser Band bietet durch die Zusammenfassung von Theorien, interdisziplinäre Perspektiven, Klärung von Begriffen und die Analyse der "Modesprache" essentielle Information für alle im Bereich Mode Studierenden oder praktisch Tätigen.

Die Musik der Laufstege

Merkmale der Modenschaumusik

Author: Christina Zenk

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364312807X

Category: Fashion

Page: 303

View: 6490

American Life and Fashion from Jeans to Jeggings

Author: Karen Frankel

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1608709256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7593

Jeans are a type of trouser developed in 1873 and have been appropriated from work pants, typically worn by men, to the high fashion influence jeans have today. Jeggings are highly influenced by jeans, but what influenced the development from jeans to jeggings? How did the culture, political, and fashion influence decisions the designers made to develop their point of view? In this book, middle school readers will learn the answers to these questions and will be excited to understand how fashion designers use cultural and historical influences in their work. This book examines, decade by decade, how what was happening in the United Sates in culture, politics, and economics influenced fashion, specifically jeans, and vice versa throughout the post-World War II era. This high-interest book includes the history, current status and future of the art form and features rich illustrations, primary sources, and the historical and cultural context.

Die Bibliothek des Monsieur Proust

Author: Anka Muhlstein

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458733620

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 4993

In Prousts Werk lesen alle: Bedienstete und ihre Herrschaft, Kinder und Eltern, Künstler, Ärzte, Gesellschaftsmenschen. Aber auch Proust selbst war ein großer Leser, stand im Ruf, alles gelesen und nichts davon vergessen zu haben. In seiner »Suche auf der verlorenen Zeit« werden Schriftsteller und Literatur auf vielfältige Weise Teil dieses großen Romans, wird die Literatur gewissermaßen zu einem Hauptprotagonisten. Proust definiert seine Figuren über ihre Lektüren und ihren literarischen Geschmack: »Um seine Figuren zu charakterisieren, drückt Proust ihnen ein Buch in die Hand«, schreibt Anka Muhlstein. Anka Muhlstein zeigt in ihrem kleinen Proust-Buch die zentrale Bedeutung von Literatur für Leben und Werk von Marcel Proust auf und entschlüsselt auf unterhaltsame Art Anspielungen, Motive, Zitate, Handlungs- und Charakterzüge. Entstanden ist so eine fundierte Einführung in Prousts großen Roman und zugleich ein amüsantes Vademecum für jeden, der Bücher liebt.

Ist Mode queer?

Neue Perspektiven der Modeforschung

Author: Gertrud Lehnert,Maria Weilandt

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839434904

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 3674

Kann Mode queer sein? Das Kombinieren von Kleidern, Accessoires und Stilen ist längst zur modischen Norm geworden und Unisex zum Trend urbanen Mode-Designs. Lässt sich das Konzept von Queerness angesichts der unentwegten Normierungen des Modesystems also überhaupt auf Mode beziehen? Wenn das Handeln mit Artefakten und Stilen ständig Bedeutungen verschiebt und neu konstituiert, hat es dann vielleicht auch das Potential, Gender- und andere Codes uneindeutig zu machen und in Bewegung zu bringen? Erstmals im deutschen Sprachraum präsentiert der Band systematische Reflexionen und exemplarische Analysen zum Verhältnis von Queerness und Mode und eröffnet damit der Mode- sowie der Gender-/Queerforschung neue Perspektiven.

Fashion Curating

Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

Author: Annamari Vänskä,Hazel Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474287115

Category: Design

Page: 264

View: 1850

As the practice of fashion curation extends into commercial galleries, public and retail spaces, and even to the individual self, professional concepts of 'curating' are undergoing rapid change. Today, everyone is seemingly able to 'curate', but where does this leave the traditional understanding of curation as clothing collected and displayed in a museum? This thought-provoking volume explores the practice of fashion curating in the 21st century, bridging the gap between methods of display and notions of 'the curatorial' in fashion exhibitions, commercial settings, and the virtual world. From fashion's earliest forays into the museum to creative collaborations between luxury fashion brands and artists, this book challenges understandings of fashion curation by drawing on the palpably new spaces, places, and actors in today's curating scene. Exploring poetic and performative museum displays in venues such as the V&A, Somerset House, MoMu and the Royal Ontario Museum, alongside the ways that brands such as Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have made use of 'the curatorial' in their own commercial strategies, Fashion Curating asks pressing questions about controversial funding and collaboration from the commercial fashion sector, and the limitations of producing exhibitions that are at the same time critical and popular. Bringing together approaches from fashion curators, designers and world-renowned academics, curation is positioned as a critical practice that opens up new ways of conceptualizing and theorizing fashion, challenging how we think and what we already know.

alias Grace

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9484

Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

Female Chic

Thema Selection Die Geschichte eines Modelabels

Author: Gina Bucher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905929874

Category:

Page: 500

View: 2520

Gods and Kings

The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

Author: Dana Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 5836

More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

Critical Fashion Practice

From Westwood to Van Beirendonck

Author: Adam Geczy,Vicki Karaminas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474265553

Category: Design

Page: 232

View: 1141

There is a new form of design practice within the contemporary fashion industry which is active in complex forms of social commentary and critique. While fashion in the modernist era has shown signs of criticism and subversion, these were either in the form of subcultures or perversions, such as punk or BDSM styling. Today, however, these genres have been absorbed into the fashion industry itself, meaning that "critical fashion†? is now far from limited to the subcultures from which it came. This book explores this new space for criticism within the popular fashion sphere to demonstrate how designers are disrupting conventions, challenging beliefs and stirring change from within the system itself. Critical Fashion Practice considers a range of contemporary designers across the globe, from the US to Japan, whose conceptual designs embody this critical language, including case studies such as Rei Kawakubo's deconstructive silhouettes for Comme des Garçons and Walter Van Beirendonck's sadomasochistic menswear collections, amongst other key players such as Miuccia Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf. Arguing that the rise of critical fashion coincides with a noticeable decline in the criticality of art, Geczy and Karaminas go beyond slotting fashion into previously established art theories. Conceiving a new cultural role for fashion that affords insight into identity, class, race, sexuality and gender, this book shows how fashion can not only reflect and comment on, but can also be a part of social change.

The Berg companion

Author: Douglas Jarman

Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 5355

Alain Delon

Style, Stardom and Masculinity

Author: Nick Rees-Roberts,Darren Waldron

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162356445X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 336

Few European male actors have been as iconic and influential for generations of filmgoers as Alain Delon. Emblematic of a modern, European masculinity, Delon's appeal spanned cultures and continents. From his breakthrough as the first on-screen Tom Ripley in Purple Noon in 1960, through two legendary performances in Rocco and His Brothers and The Leopard in the early 1960s, to his roles in some of Jean-Pierre Melville's most celebrated films noirs, Delon came to embody the flair and stylishness of the European thriller as one of France's most recognizable film stars. This collection examines the star's career, image and persona. Not only focusing on his spectacular early performances, the book also considers less well documented aspects of Delon's long career such as his time in Hollywood, his work as director, producer and screenwriter, his musical collaborations, his TV appearances, and his enduring role as a fashion icon in the 21st century. Whether the object of reverence or ridicule, of desire or disdain, Delon remains a unique figure who continues to court controversy and fascination more than five decades after he first achieved international fame.

Shocking life

die Autobiografie von Elsa Schiaparelli

Author: Elsa Schiaparelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869640846

Category:

Page: 351

View: 1459

Die Falte

Leibniz und der Barock

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518290842

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 233

View: 3353

Mode

das Jahrhundert der Designer : 1900-1999

Author: Charlotte Seeling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829029797

Category: Mode - Geschichte 1900-1999

Page: 655

View: 1372