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The fashionable history of social distancing

Cover: Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images The fashionable history of social distancing Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Case Western Reserve University As the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, “social distancing” has become a buzzword of these …

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Read this before you go sales shopping: the environmental costs of fast fashion

Cover: Think of what your clothes are doing to the planet. Joe Giddens/PA Archive Read this before you go sales shopping: the environmental costs of fast fashion Patsy Perry, University of Manchester It’s tough to love our clothes and keep wearing them for longer when we are faced with a tempting array of newness on …

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Representations of women and brand positioning at Christian Dior

Cover: Miss Dior, 1947. Author provided Representations of women and brand positioning at Christian Dior Miss Dior, 1947. Author provided Franck Celhay, Montpellier Business School – UGEI and Lise Magnier, Delft University of Technology This year marks the 70th anniversary of Christian Dior’s first fragrance for women. It thus seems a suitable moment to examine the representations …

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How fashion adapted to climate change – in the Little Ice Age

Cover: Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Ice Scene’ (c. 1610). Wikimedia Commons How fashion adapted to climate change – in the Little Ice Age Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Ice Scene’ (c. 1610). Wikimedia Commons Lane Eagles, University of Washington One could say the consequences of the planet’s warming climate can be seen on fashion week runways and the shelves of …

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Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now

In 1899, the economist Thorstein Veblen observed that silver spoons and corsets were markers of elite social position. In Veblen’s now famous treatise The Theory of the Leisure Class, he coined the phrase ‘conspicuous consumption’ to denote the way that material objects were paraded as indicators of social position and status. More than 100 years …

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A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs. Zach Balbino/flickr, CC BY-ND

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Cover: A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs. Zach Balbino/flickr, CC BY-ND Can technology help fashion clean up its act? A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs. Zach Balbino/flickr, CC BY-ND Suzanne Mancini, …

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THE NO. 1 SAN FRANCISCO FASHION INDUSTRY EVENT: THE ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY’S GRADUATION FASHION SHOW PER BIZBASH

The School of Fashion’s annual show is listed as the No. 1 San Francisco Fashion Industry Event     Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show Named in BizBash’s First Top 100 San Francisco Event List     The Academy of Art University School of Fashion Graduation Fashion Show has been named as the No. …

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