Linda Welters is Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. Former editor-in-chief of Dress, the scholarly journal of the Costume Society of America, she has authored and edited numerous works. Abby Lillethun is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University.
The Fashion Reader: Second Editionby Linda Welters
Fashion today is produced and consumed globally. It is dependent on a rapidly changing infrastructure influenced by art, popular culture, technological innovation, politics, and trade regulations. Moreover, fashion constantly references ideas and cultures from around the world, both past and present. The Fashion Reader is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in contemporary fashion. The book brings together the key writings on the subject, covering the history, culture, and business of fashion.
The extracts are drawn from a wide range of sources - books, professional and academic journals, magazines, interviews, and exhibition catalogs. Each section is specially introduced and concludes with guides to further reading. 1. A Brief History of Modern Fashion, 2. Fashion Theory, 3. Fashion and Identity, 4. The Geography of Dress, 5. Politics of Fashion, 6. Fashion and the Body, 7. Fashion and Art, 8. Fashion in the Media, 9. From Haute Couture to the Street, 10. The Fashion Business, 11. Future of Fashion.
- Bloomsbury Academic
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- Second Edition, Revised and Updated
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- 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.60(d)
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