Category Archives: Fashion Research

Favorite Fall Fashion Links Friday!

I know I’m not the only one who thinks this is the best and the fashion-iest time of year. In Portland, there’s enough of a chill in the air to break out sweaters and boots, but still enough sunshine that … Continue reading

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Hobby Historians and the Clothes They Love

This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: Hobby Historians and the Clothes They Love

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Labor Day Edition! 10 Narrative Films About Garment Workers (and why there aren’t many more than that)

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Haunted by Prada: Meditation on an Ugly Pink Dress, Beauty, and a Missed Opportunity

This isn’t the post I was going to write next. For one thing, it returns to themes I’ve covered a lot recently. For another, the fall semester starts next week and I have two brand new classes to prep for … Continue reading

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Japanese Fashion Part Two: “Recruit Suits” and Why Boring Fashion Matters

(Editor’s Note: We are very pleased to introduce today’s guest contributor. Annamarie Sasagawa is a PhD candidate in anthropology/global studies at the University of Tokyo.) The inventive side of Japanese fashion is made much of in the West. Christina’s post … Continue reading

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Full Spandex Suits and Other Fashion Fantasies in “Weird Japan” Media Coverage

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It’s Favorite Fashion Blog Friday!

We’re quickly finding out that one of the biggest perks of running this site is discovering the smart, funny, and insightful things other people are writing about fashion. And we’re using the word in its broadest sense here, because how … Continue reading

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