Old Clothes, New Looks: Second-Hand Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture)

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second-Hand Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture)


fresh curiosity in 'vintage' and moment hand outfits by means of either type shoppers and architects is just the most recent manifestation of an extended and intricate cultural heritage of donning and buying and selling moment hand outfits. With its origins in necessity, the passing of garments among social and fiscal teams is now an international enterprise, yet with roots which are centuries outdated. to maneuver from one social and cultural state of affairs to a different used outfits needs to be 'transformed' to develop into of power price to a brand new social staff. How, while and why this has occurred is the topic of this booklet. previous outfits, New appears provides a three-part concentrate on the heritage, the buying and selling tradition, and the modern refashioning of moment hand garments. old views comprise stories situated in Renaissance Florence, early commercial England, colonial Australia, and mid twentieth-century eire. the worldwide nature of the second one hand exchange in garments is gifted via unique study from Zambia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan. The reuse of clothes as modern type statements is explored via experiences that come with neo-mod retro-sixties culture in Germany, the impression of 'vintage' within the united states on shoppers and architects, in addition to attention of its sartorial and cultural demanding situations, encapsulated through the paintings of dressmaker Xuly.Bet. This groundbreaking publication should be crucial analyzing for all these attracted to type and get dressed, fabric tradition, intake and anthropology, in addition to to buyers, creditors and wearers of moment hand outfits.

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