Fashion Style Image

Fashion Style Image

by Angela McRobbie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415057809

ISBN-13: 9780415057806

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

British Fashion Design explores the tensions between fashion as art form, and the demands of a ruthlessly commercial industry. Based on interviews and research conducted over a number of years, Angela McRobbie charts the flow of art school fashion graduates into the industry; their attempts to reconcile training with practice, and their precarious position

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British Fashion Design explores the tensions between fashion as art form, and the demands of a ruthlessly commercial industry. Based on interviews and research conducted over a number of years, Angela McRobbie charts the flow of art school fashion graduates into the industry; their attempts to reconcile training with practice, and their precarious position between the twin supports of the education system and the commercial sector. Stressing the social context of cultural production, McRobbie focuses on British fashion and its graduate designers as products of youth street culture, and analyses how designers from diverse backgrounds have created a labour market for themselves, remodelling 'enterprise culturè to suit their own careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415057806
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Fashion design and cultural production1
2Great debates in art and design education17
3The fashion girls and the painting boys33
4Fashion education, trade and industry53
5What kind of industry? From getting started to going bust68
6A mixed economy of fashion design89
7The art and craft of fashion design102
8Manufacture, money and markets in fashion design117
9A new kind of rag trade?139
10Fashion and the image industries151
11Livelihoods in fashion175
Notes190
References193
Index199

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