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Critical fashion practice : from Westwood to van Beirendonck

Title
Critical fashion practice : from Westwood to van Beirendonck / Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas.
Author
Geczy, Adam
Publication
  • London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
  • ©2017

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Additional Authors
Karaminas, Vicki
Description
xv, 200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color); 24 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
  • Filmography: page 186.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: From Subculture to High Culture 1. Vivienne Westwood's Unruly Resistance -- 2. Rei Kawakubo's Deconstructive Silhouette -- 3. Gareth Pugh's Corporeal Uncommensurabilities -- 4. Miuccia Prada's Industrial Materialism -- 5. Aitor Throup's Anatomical Narratives -- 6. Viktor and Rolf's Conceptual Immaterialities -- 7. Rad Hourani's Queer Agnostics -- 8. Rick Owens' Gender Performativities -- 9. Walter Van Beirendock's Hybrid Science Fictions Conclusion: To Alexander McQueen, in memorium Bibliography -- Index.
Call Number
JQE 17-39
ISBN
  • 9781474265539
  • 1474265537
  • 9781474265522
  • 1474265529
LCCN
2016033327
OCLC
950430520
Author
Geczy, Adam, author.
Title
Critical fashion practice : from Westwood to van Beirendonck / Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas.
Publisher
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Copyright Date
©2017
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"There is a new form of design practice within the contemporary fashion industry which is active in complex forms of social commentary and critique. While fashion in the modernist era has shown signs of criticism and subversion, these were either in the form of subcultures or perversions, such as punk or BDSM styling. Today, however, these genres have been absorbed into the fashion industry itself, meaning that "critical fashion" is now far from limited to the subcultures from which it came. This book explores this new space for criticism within the popular fashion sphere to demonstrate how designers are disrupting conventions, challenging beliefs and stirring change from within the system itself. Critical Fashion Practice considers a range of contemporary designers across the globe, from the US to Japan, whose conceptual designs embody this critical language, including case studies such as Rei Kawakubo's deconstructive silhouettes for Comme des Garçons and Walter Van Beirendonck's sadomasochistic menswear collections, amongst other key players such as Miuccia Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf. Arguing that the rise of critical fashion coincides with a noticeable decline in the criticality of art, Geczy and Karaminas go beyond slotting fashion into previously established art theories. Conceiving a new cultural role for fashion that affords insight into identity, class, race, sexuality and gender, this book shows how fashion can not only reflect and comment on, but can also be a part of social change"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
Filmography: page 186.
Added Author
Karaminas, Vicki, author.
Other Form:
Online version: Geczy, Adam, author. Critical fashion practice New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 9781474265553
Research Call Number
JQE 17-39
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