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It has become increasingly common for competing dress codes to exist side by side in contemporary Tanzania, where more than one hundred and twenty ethnic groups can be identified, and which borders on eight other African countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.
Image © Lyle Owerko
The Berg Fashion Library Bibliographic Guides have been created to provide teachers, students and researchers with a concise overview of all the key readings and schools of thought within a particular disciplinary perspective.
The first guide, The Social Psychology of Dress, is now live and available to non-subscribers for free:
The high heel shoe
"Mount on French heels
When you go to a ball
'Tis the fashion to totter
and show you can fall!"
Go to article to read more about the story behind the ultimate fashion symbol.
(Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art)
"The Sun Never Sets on the Runway"
Although the fashion calendar coalesces around Paris, London and New York, fashion-related trade fairs are held somewhere in the world in practically every single week of the year. Find out more about the origin and development of the extraordinary show that is Fashion Week.
(Image © Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive)
The Fashion Museum, Bath
Bloomsbury has partnered with the Fashion Museum, Bath, to make 1,000 images of their outstanding collection available through the Berg Fashion Library. The first 500 (batch 1 of 2) are now live on the site.
(Image © Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council)
Designing a New Type of Hospital Gown
In a life-critical environment such as a hospital, the total environment impacts both the patient experience and the efficacy of healthcare professionals’ work. This article examines a UK case study of the redesign of hospital clothing from a user-centered design perspective.