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Fashionable Personae: Self-identity and Enactments of Fashion

This article scrutinizes the practices and strategies mobilized by fashion bloggers in the construction of a subject position which is embedded in established fashion narratives and based on references to the self and self-representation. Fashion blogs are discussed as cultural artifacts which revolve around reflexive identity ...


FUKAI, Akiko, “Japonism in Fashion,”

Japonism in Fashion. Akiko Fukai. Chief Curator. Kyoto Costume Institute. Unless we strengthen ourselves by a transfusion of fresh blood, how can we maintain our energy? And where is the civilized country―ancient or modern, far or near― that has not borrowed even a small bit its artistic culture?1. In every period, fashion ...


Parsing Clothing in Fashion Photographs

In this paper we demonstrate an effective method for parsing clothing in fashion photographs, an extremely chal- lenging problem due to the large number of possible gar- ment items, variations in configuration, garment appear- ance, layering, and occlusion. In addition, we provide a large novel dataset and tools for ...


Intel® Artificial Intelligence in Fashion Industry Gives Competitive

Read the report about how Intel® Artificial Intelligence in Fashion brings High Tech and Insights to this competitive industry.


requirements for minor in fashion merchandising & product

Select three courses (3 credits each) from the following menu: 9 cr. FASH 200 Textiles: Studies & Applications. FASH 245 Fashion Digital Design I (or CMPT103). FASH 266 Writing for Fashion. FASH 235 Trend Forecasting & Analysis. FASH 295 Fashion Show Production. FASH 306 Sustainability. FASH 315 Fashionology ...


Neuroaesthetics in Fashion: Modeling the Perception of Fashionability

In this paper, we analyze the fashion of clothing of a large social website. Our goal is to learn and predict how fashionable a person looks on a photograph and suggest subtle improvements the user could make to improve her/his appeal. We propose a Conditional Random Field model that jointly reasons about several ...


Key Aspects of Sustainability in Fashion Retail

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explain the key aspects and growing relevance of sustainability in fashion retail and to evaluate the possibilities of fashion retailers to act sustainable in supply chain management as well as carving out the challenges they have to deal with. The research methodology applied for.


Markets in Fashion: A Phenomenological Approach

Interest in contemporary cultural industries has continued to grow in the past decade as they have taken on a greater significance within an increasingly consumer-led society. Markets in Fashion focuses on the world of fashion photography in addition to identifying and examining the complex relationship it has with other ...



WOMEN IN FASHION MEDIA: A CONTEMPORARY. CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. NAMATA SHERINAH. Equality between women and men can never be achieved by legal change alone. How our society, our culture, our media, communities and individu- als, view women and women's equality will make a huge difference.


Redefining Fashion Business Models

it is no news that being a fashion retailer or fashion brand these days is not a bed of roses. in fact, it may sometimes appear to be a constant and exhausting struggle. The marketplace is characterised by ever growing complexity and dynamic change. new markets are on the rise, fashion trends come and go at enormous ...

WP 2014_02_Business Operating Model_final.pdf

The Body in Fashion The Body in Fashion - Psychology Tomorrow

Our ideas about our bodies are a construction and a reflection of the social culture to which we are exposed. The search for a stereotypical body image implies the manipulation of the body as an object, shaped, displayed, and exhibited, following physical parameters driven by the economics of the fashion, advertising and ...


Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture - London

In 2000 Somerset House Trust began a long-term project to open its historic building to the public and create a cultural programme unrivalled in London. The opening of. Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture marks the next major step in this project: the launch of the Embankment Galleries.


tHe ProcessIng of tHIn Ideals In fasHIon MagazInes: a source of

In fasHIon MagazInes: a source of socIal coMParIson or fantasy? mariKa tiggemaNN. Flinders University. JaNet PoliVy aND DuaNe HargreaVeS. University of Toronto the present study aimed to investigate the role of processing in women's responses to thin idealized images of beauty. a sample of 144 women viewed ...

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Gender and Hegemony in Fashion Magazines: Women's

GENDER AND HEGEMONY IN FASHION MAGAZINES: Women's Interpretations of Fashion Photographs. Diana Crane. University of Pennsylvania. Women's responses in the context of focus groups to fashion photographs and clothing advertisements in Vogue magazine and to a brief questionnaire eliciting their attitudes.


Fast Fashion, Sustainability, and the Ethical Appeal of Luxury Brands

The phrase “fast fashion” refers to low-cost clothing collections that mimic current luxury fashion trends. Fast fashion helps sate deeply held desires among young consumers in the industrialized world for luxury fashion, even as it embodies unsustainability. Trends run their course with lightning speed, with today's latest ...


Transition to Transformation in Fashion Education for Sustainability

in Fashion Education for Sustainability. Dilys Williams. Abstract. Contemporary practices in many educational and business establishments in. Europe, the US, and elsewhere are built on an industrialized context set in motion in the mid 19th century, and further the accelerating digital and technological discoveries of the ...


The New Economy of Fashion

Feb 12, 2016 ... THE NEW ECONOMY OF FASHION. February 2016. Fashion is a multi-trillion dollar global industry, encompassing everything from textile and apparel brands to wholesalers, importers and retailers. Over a trillion dollars is spent annually on apparel and footwear around the globe, with nearly $370 billion ...


Conceptions of Authenticity in Fashion Blogging.

Conceptions of Authenticity in Fashion Blogging. Alice E. Marwick. Department of Communication & Media Studies. Fordham University. Bronx, New York, USA [email protected] Abstract. Fashion blogging is an international subculture comprised primarily of young women who post photographs of themselves and ...


Encouraging Resilience and Adaptability in Fashion Design Students

We know that engagement with social media and our cell phones releases a chemical called Dopamine, that's why when you get a text it feels good... It's why we count the likes. It's why we go back ten times, then ask “is Instagram going slower, did I do something wrong? Don't they like me anymore?….is it me?” The trauma ...


The Megaphone Effect: Taste and Audience in Fashion Blogging

Dec 6, 2012 ... The megaphone effect refers to the fact that the web makes a mass audience potentially available to ordinary consumers. The article focuses on fashion bloggers who acquire an audience by iterated displays of aesthetic discrimination applied to the selection and combination of clothing. The authors offer a ...