Asian Street Fashion

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Author: James Bent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544402

Category: Design

Page: 272

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An inspiring visual journey through the fashions to be found on the streets of Asia, where young fashionistas are pushing the boundaries to make bold statements that scream individuality and yet are born out of assured traditions. In 280 carefully selected photographs, the culmination of several years of travelling throughout Asia in pursuit of the most innovative styles, James Bent gives a rare insight into this underexposed fashion scene.

Contemporary Indonesian Fashion

Through the Looking Glass

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Author: Alessandra Lopez y Royo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135006131X

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Indonesian fashion has undergone a period of rapid growth over the last three decades. This book explores how through years of social, political, and cultural upheaval, the country's fashion has moved away from “colonial fashion” and “national dress” to claim its own distinct identity as contemporary fashion in a global world. With specific reference to women's wear, Contemporary Indonesian Fashion explores the diversity and complexity of the country's sartorial offerings, which weave together local textile traditions like batik and ikat-making with contemporary narratives. The book questions concepts of “tradition” and “modernity” in the developing world, taking stock of the elite consumption of luxury brands and the large-scale manufacturing of fast fashion, and introduces us to the rise of new trends such as busana muslim (or “modest wear”), creating a portrait of a vibrant and growing national and, increasingly, international, industry. Exploring clothing in shopping malls, on the catwalk, in magazines, and online, the book examines how Indonesian fashion is made, presented, and consumed, combining research in Indonesia with analysis and personal reflection. Contemporary Indonesian Fashion ultimately questions the deeply entrenched eurocentrism of "global fashion", simultaneously interrogating current homogenizing beauty and body image discourses posited as universal, by pointing to absences, silences, and erasures as reflected by contemporary Indonesian fashion- hence the "looking glass" of the title. Aptly illustrated, the book offers a new perspective on a rapidly developing new fashion capital, Jakarta.

Street Style

An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging

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Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474262902

Category: Design

Page: 336

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Street style blogging has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the last decade. Amateur photographers, often with no formal training in fashion, have become critical arbiters of taste and trends, influencing the representations that appear in magazines and on runways, and putting new cities on the fashion world map. This cutting-edge book documents the evolution of street style photography, from the fieldwork photos of early anthropology to the glamorized snapshots that appear on blogs today, and explores the structural shifts in the global fashion industry that street style has helped bring about. Chronicling author and anthropologist Brent Luvaas' experience over three years of blogging through vivid street imagery and rich ethnographic detail, this book turns the lens of street style photography back onto anthropology itself, arguing that the phenomenon is a powerful mode of amateur ethnography. Bloggers blur the distinction between professional and amateur, insider and outsider, self and brand. This book documents that blur from the ground level-from the streets of Philadelphia to the sidewalks of New York Fashion Week. Street Style is an essential read for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, sociology, media and cultural studies, and fans of street style photography alike.

Styling South Asian Youth Cultures

Fashion, Media and Society

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Author: Lipi Begum,Rohit K. Dasgupta,Reina Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838609180

Category: Design

Page: 248

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For South Asia, fashion and consumption have come to play an increasingly important role in the lives of young people and in the formation of youth cultures. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have all, in related and distinctive ways, been producing confident young fashion consumers, who are proving to be an important market for fashion.This book explores South Asian youth cultures and fashion across the countries of this region and their diasporas from a transnational perspective. Through visual and textual analysis of film, photography and digital cultures, as well as ethnographic fieldwork, the expert contributors look at how gender, sexuality, class, the media and faith intersect with and style youth cultures. By establishing the heterogeneous nature of South Asia and its youth cultures, they also dismantle grand western narratives that tend to understand the region's diverse cultural modernity through the lens of homogeneity.

Waggish Coquetry in South Asian Street Communication

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Author: Ali R. Fatihi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498554725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Waggish Coquetry in South Asian Street Communication critically examines the role of coquettish remarks in urban life of South Asia, in the context of the sociology and linguistics of South Asian street communication. Ali R. Fatihi explores the design and structure of coquetry, and in so doing sheds light on the role of gendered street communication as a type of sexual harassment. Fatihi takes up the semiology of the street, focusing on the street as the locus of communication and its meaning in the community. The book also describes the role of metaphors in coquettish remarks, placing them in the context of the anthropology and sociology of streets, and male behavior therein.

Fashion Illustrator

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Author: Bethan Morris

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694476

Category: Fashion designers

Page: 208

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Presenting an overview of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration, this work teaches students how to draw the fashion figure as well as featuring the work of established illustrators, encouraging readers to observe and to develop their confidence and skills as an illustrator.

British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles/Past and Present

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Author: Christopher Breward,Philip Crang,Rosemary Crill

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851776191

Category: Art

Page: 208

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South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries. 'British Asian Style' looks at the ongoing importance of South Asian textiles to British fashion and culture.

Dangerous Designs

Asian Women Fashion the Diaspora Economies

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Author: Parminder Bhachu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908644

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In late-1990s Britain, the salwaar-kameez or 'Punjabi suit' emerged as a high-fashion garment. Popular both on the catwalk and on the street, it made front-page news when worn by Diana, Princess of Wales and by Cherie Booth, the wife of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. In her ethnography of the local and global design economies established by Asian women fashion entrepreneurs, Parminder Bhachu focuses on the transformation of the salwaar-kameez from negatively coded 'ethnic clothing' to a global garment fashionable both on the margins and in the mainstream. Exploring the design and sewing businesses, shops and street fashions in which this revolution has taken place, she shows how the salwaar-kameez is today at the heart of new economic micro-markets which themselves represent complex, powerfully coded means of cultural dialogue and racial politics. The innovative designs of second-generation British Asian women are drawn from characteristically improvisational migrant cultural codes. Through their hybrid designs and creation of new aesthetics, these women cross cultural boundaries, battling with racism and redefining both Asian and British identities. At the same time, their border-crossing commercial entrepreneurship produces new diaspora economies which give them control over many economic, aesthetic, cultural and technological resources. In this way, the processes of global capitalism are gendered, racialized and localized through the interventions of diasporic women from the margins.

Fashion Design

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Author: Sue Jenkyn Jones

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694360

Category: Costume design

Page: 240

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"Offers students a through grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit and cutting methods; and portfolio presentation. This revised edition discusses the technological developments that are changing the fashion industry and includes expanded chapters on drawing and making techniques, and careers in fashion. With updated photographs and illustrations, and extensive resource lists and glossaries, the book provides new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession."--Cover.

Textile Asia

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Textile fabrics

Page: N.A

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