Australian Fashion Unstitched: The Last 60 Years

Overview

Australian Fashion Unstitched provides a compelling and authoritative survey of the myriad influences and attributes of Australian fashion over the last sixty years. This post-war period saw Australia's fashion industry come of age. The word couturier became part of the Australian lexicon and glamorous Paris catwalk shows graced our shores, showcasing overseas styling to large audiences in our major cities. Displaying pride in our nationhood and paying tribute to our heritage, our young and emerging designers, in...

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Overview

Australian Fashion Unstitched provides a compelling and authoritative survey of the myriad influences and attributes of Australian fashion over the last sixty years. This post-war period saw Australia's fashion industry come of age. The word couturier became part of the Australian lexicon and glamorous Paris catwalk shows graced our shores, showcasing overseas styling to large audiences in our major cities. Displaying pride in our nationhood and paying tribute to our heritage, our young and emerging designers, in turn, embarked upon a long, sometimes arduous journey to offer Australian fashion to the world. Unique indigenous textile design, cutting-edge swimwear, and fresh interpretations of global trends infiltrated the international marketplace, sustaining and bolstering the trademark of Australian design. Australian Fashion Unstitched narrates this fascinating story through the eyes of the designers themselves, as well as the journalists, academics, fashion photographers and museum curators who represent this vibrant industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521756495
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2010
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie English is Associate Professor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Liliana Pomazan is a Senior Lecturer in the Fashion Program of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors

Acknowledgements

1 AUSTRALIAN FASHION UNSTITCHED 1

2 THE FABULOUS FIFTIES Bonnie English English, Bonnie 15

GLAMOUR AND STYLE Bonnie English English, Bonnie

3 BERIL JENTS Louise Mitchell Mitchell, Louise 37

AUSTRALIAN HAUTE COUTURE Louise Mitchell Mitchell, Louise

4 ENVISIONING INDEPENDENCE Liliana Pomazan Pomazan, Liliana 59

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN AUSTRALIA Liliana Pomazan Pomazan, Liliana

5 THE ART OF FASHION Kate Rhodes Rhodes, Kate 81

6 INTERLACED Bonnie English English, Bonnie 103

TEXTILES FOR FASHION Bonnie English English, Bonnie

7 THE SPECTACLE OF FASHION Liz Williamson Williamson, Liz 127

MUSEUM COLLECTION, DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION Liz Williamson Williamson, Liz

8 AGAINST THE GRAIN Craig Douglas Douglas, Craig 153

AUSTRALIA AND THE SWIMSUIT Craig Douglas Douglas, Craig

9 BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES Christine Schmidt Schmidt, Christine 175

AUSTRALIAN FASHION FROM THE 1960'S TO THE 1980'S Christine Schmidt Schmidt, Christine

10 AUSTRALIA, PARIS THEN NEW YORK Katie Somerville Somerville, Katie 191

NAVIGATING THE WORLD'S FASHION CAPITALS Katie Somerville Somerville, Katie

11 CONTEMPORARY AVANT-GARDE Danielle Whitfield Whitfield, Danielle 217

CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN Danielle Whitfield Whitfield, Danielle

12 THE BUSINESS OF FASHION Liliana Pomazan Pomazan, Liliana 241

13 FASHION FRONTIERS Jo-Anne Kellock Kellock, Jo-Anne 261

List of illustrations Liliana Pomazan Pomazan, Liliana 282

Index Liliana Pomazan Pomazan, Liliana 288

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