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Fashioning The Frame

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The body has been the focus of much recent critical attention, but the clothed body less so. In answering the need to theorize dress, this book provides an overview of recent scholarship and presents an original theory of what dress means in relation to the body.

Identity relies on boundaries to individuate the self. Dress challenges boundaries: it frames the body and serves both to distinguish and connect self and ‘Other’. The authors argue that clothing is, then, both a boundary and not a boundary, that it is ambiguous and produces a complex relation between self and ‘not self’. In examining the role of dress in social structures, the authors argue that clothing can be seen as both restricting and liberating individual and collective identity.

In proposing that dress represents ‘a deep surface,’ a manifestation of the unconscious at work through apparently superficial phenomena, the book also questions the relationship between surface and depth and counters the notion of dress as disguise or concealment. The concept of the gaze and the role of gender are approached through a discussion of masks and veils. The authors argue that masks and veils paradoxically combine concealment and revelation, ‘truth’ and ‘deception’. Here the body and dress are both seen as forms of absence, with dress concealing not the body, but the absence of the physical body.

This provocative book is certain to become a landmark text for anyone interested in the intersection of dress, the body and critical theory.


Changing Fashion

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Changing trends in fashion have always reflected large-scale social and cultural changes. Changing Fashion presents for the first time a multi-disciplinary approach to examining fashion change, bringing together theory from fashion studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and art history, amongst others. Ideal for the undergraduate student of fashion and cultural studies, the book has a wide range of contemporary and historical case material which provides practical examples of trend analysis and change, from the art deco textile designs of Sonia Delaunay to the chameleonic shifts in Bob Dylan's appearance over time. Key issues in fashion and identity, such as race, gender and consumption are examined from different disciplinary angles to provide a critical overview of the field. Changing Fashion provides a concise guide to the main theories across disciplines that explain how and why media, clothing styles, and cultural practices fall in and out of fashion.


Drawing Fashion

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This stylish full-color book is the ultimate introduction to fashion drawing. Learn how to draw eighteen stunning outfits, including gorgeous party clothes, beautiful beachwear and glamorous red carpet dresses. Further develop your artistic skill by sketching fashion figures and poses.

Get ready to put pencil to paper and immerse yourself in the famulous world of fashion! Designer Hilary Lovell will teach you how to draw beautiful outfits, taking inspiration from the catwalk and from classic design icons. You'll learn useful tips such as techniques for inking and coloring and the best drawing tools to use. A special feature at the end of each chapter gives advice on how to put together a collection, and ways to accessorize your model.

This book is a wonderful addition to any art classroom, and a must-have gift for any budding designers. Bring your own designs to life with Drawing Fashion, a step-by-step guide to drawing fashion figures, clothes and fabrics.




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