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Contemporary Indonesian fashion : through the looking glass

Title
Contemporary Indonesian fashion : through the looking glass / Alessandra Lopez y Royo.
Author
Lopez y Royo, Alessandra,
Publication
  • London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.
  • ©2020

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Description
xxxiii, 216 pages : illustrations (black and white); 24 cm.
Series Statement
Dress and fashion research
Uniform Title
Dress and fashion research.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-203) and index.
Contents
1. A brief history of fashion in Indonesia -- 2. Performing fashion: fashion weeks, fashion events, fashion-as-art -- 3. "Made in Indonesia" for the global stage -- 4. Fashion in print and online: digitalizing beauty and style -- 5. Visiting malls and buying online: shopping for style -- 6. Wearing clothes, styling the self: Indonesian women and fashion.
Call Number
JFE 20-3012
ISBN
  • 9781350061309
  • 1350061301
Author
Lopez y Royo, Alessandra, author.
Title
Contemporary Indonesian fashion : through the looking glass / Alessandra Lopez y Royo.
Publisher
London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.
Copyright Date
©2020
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Dress and fashion research
Dress and fashion research.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-203) and index.
Summary
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.
Research Call Number
JFE 20-3012
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