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The Object of Fashion: methodological approaches to the history of fashion

Fashion Studies Essays That Say So Much Speaking of objects of fashion, The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, an anthology of fashion studies and history of dress, published an essay by Giorgio Riello entitled “The object of fashion: methodological approaches to the history of fashion.” In it, Riello discusses three different approaches to the study of fashion … Continue reading

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Paulina Olowska’s “Applied Fantastic” series of fashion-inspired paintings

Polish artist Paulina Olowska has created a series last year called “Applied Fantastic.” The paintings are based on knitting pattern cards, “which keep a distinct flavour of the eastern bloc while looking towards western fashion trends.” Read Frieze’s article from November-December 2006 about the artist here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/43D5Uz/www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/apr/06/poland-artist-week-pictures Continue reading

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Q and A: Tim Gunn

Q and A: Tim Gunn * By Megan Gambino * Smithsonian magazine, December 2010 The co-host of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway talks about what makes good design and more. Especially interesting is the question regarding whether designers should visit museums and Gunn’s statement that clothes are a form of semiotics. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Q-and-A-Tim-Gunn.html#ixzz16jAtW8KA Continue reading