Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (Dress, Body, Culture)

Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (Dress, Body, Culture)

Yuniya Kawamura


This booklet offers a concise and much-needed creation to the sociology of favor. so much stories of style don't make a transparent contrast among garments and style. Kawamura argues that garments is a tangible fabric product while type is a symbolic cultural product. She debunks the parable of the genius dressmaker and explains, provocatively, that type isn't approximately outfits yet is a trust. there's an institutional constitution, neglected by way of many type theorists, that has formed and produced the style phenomenon. Kawamura additional exhibits how the structural nature of the style approach works to legitimize designers' creativity and will lead them to profitable. more recent model towns, corresponding to Milan and ny, are the made of the style procedure that originated in Paris. with out that systemic constitution, type tradition wouldn't exist. Fashion-ology presents a huge photograph procedure that specializes in the social strategy at the back of model and its perpetuation.

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