Discover Fashion Week
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Discover Fashion in Music
Discover Street Fashion
Discover Brazilian Dress
"The Field of Fashion Materialized"
Although the fashion calendar coalesces around Prêt-à-Porter Paris, London Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week, fashion-related trade fairs are held somewhere in the world in practically every single week of the year.
Image © Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive
Why We Keep Clothes That Do Not Fit
A well-organized closet is the new status symbol in the home. However, depending on its contents, the wardrobe may also serve as a limiter or enabler in creative self-presentation, an archive of past selves or a hope chest for future selves.
Do we have good reasons for keeping clothes we can no longer wear?
From the chasuble and miter of Pope John Paul II to costumes for the new revue at the Moulin Rouge (1999), Lesage's exceptional embroidery pieces not only became one of the most sought-after embellishments for the twentieth-century couturier, but also a form of art of its own.
(Image © Philadelphia Museum of Art / Elsa Schiaparelli)
From Bobby-soxers to Punk and Hippies
The relationship between fashion and popular music is one of abundant and mutual creativity - reciprocal influences have resulted in some of the most dynamic apparel visualizations ever created in popular culture.
(Image © ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen / Stephen Jones)
Has cosplay affected ready-to-wear street clothing?
Especially in Japan in the early twenty-first century but globally as well, the influence of cosplay costumes has been recognizable, even in couture fashion lines like Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.
(Image © Joe Kramm)
Cloth and African Identity in Bahia
The Ilê Aiyê Carnaval of the Afro-Brazilian state of Bahia presents a dramatic fusion of drumming, dance, and song. Printed cloth plays a vital role, as a signature of Ilê Aiyê’s Afro-Brazilian aesthetics and emblematic reminder of its multi-cultural heritage. Ilê Aiyê has, in many ways, wrapped the heart and soul of Brazil in African fabric.
Image © Deborah Valoma