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

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

Yuniya Kawamura


This ebook offers a concise and much-needed advent to the sociology of favor. so much reports of favor are not making a transparent contrast among garments and model. Kawamura argues that garments is a tangible fabric product while model is a symbolic cultural product. She debunks the parable of the genius fashion designer and explains, provocatively, that style isn't approximately outfits yet is a trust. there's an institutional constitution, overlooked by way of many type theorists, that has formed and produced the style phenomenon. Kawamura extra indicates how the structural nature of the style method works to legitimize designers' creativity and will lead them to profitable. more moderen model towns, corresponding to Milan and ny, are the made of the style approach that originated in Paris. with out that systemic constitution, type tradition wouldn't exist. Fashion-ology presents an immense photograph process that specializes in the social procedure in the back of model and its perpetuation.

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