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E-Commerce Comes to Small Time Boutiques

Photo From: http://ribandrhein.com/wordpress/?page_id=42 “Gilt Group may have redefined the discount shopping experience for shoppers seeking high-fashion labels such as Marni and Prada, but Olga Vidisheva, the 26-year-old founder of Shoptiques, thinks her start-up can disrupt the $20 billion boutique shopping industry. The … Continue reading

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Fashion Show Covers the Gamut from Dapper Dykes to Muscle Men

Queerture: Queer + Couture was the theme of the queer studies fashion conference held at UCLA October 14-15 where the fashion was just as awe-inspiring as the ideas and papers presented in the classrooms of Royce Hall on the gorgeous … Continue reading

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Provenance

My friend, Mary Jean Gladfelter Hogg, keeps her grandmother’s wedding dress hung on a tiny dress form in her bedroom. Mary Agnes Yost Gladfelter, 20 years old, was married April 29, 1898. Her dress is a fine deep brown wool, it’s … Continue reading

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What is Fashion Research?

I’m not sure I can add to what has already been written. For me, Fashion Research is about understanding how fashion – as in industry, a particular history, an ideology, an institution – enables the production of subjects, creates and … Continue reading

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What is Fashion Research?

Fashion Research is investigating fashion as a social, economic, political and ideological system that teaches us about the culture that creates, and is created by, this system. We examine clothing and other adornments as cultural artifacts that speak (often ambiguous) … Continue reading

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Fashioning Theory

I prefer to think of fashion as a verb. For me, fashioning is an act of manipulation, and the art of “making do.” To study fashion is to study the intersection of materiality and subjectivity. It is the making of … Continue reading

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What is Fashion Theory?

The funny thing about fashion theory is that everyone has their own take on what it is, what it means to study and research it, and what words to use to describe it . As a matter of fact, even … Continue reading

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