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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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CFP: Symposium: Uniform – State – Power. Uniforms as signs of change in state power?

Uniformity as an expression of material culture is a phenomenon which pervades many areas of our life. It appears, for instance, in corporate workwear, sportswear or the common style among certain youth subcultures. In the academic discourse on uniforms as a means of social communication, those civil forms have recently gained much attention. State uniforms, … Continue reading

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Civil War fashion from Bentonville Battlefield re-enactors

FOUR OAKS, N.C. – Even as soldiers battled in wool flannel uniforms all year, Civil War-era ladies wore wool all year, too. At this weekend’s re-enactment of the Battle of Bentonville (http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi), Hilda Mariquez and other female re-enactors will be decked out in boots, hoops, corsets and petticoats that may be topped with nets or … Continue reading