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Old empire and new global luxury: Fashioning global design
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Fashion Studies. (Centre for Fashion Studies)
2011 (English)In: Global Design History / [ed] Glenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello and Sarah Teasley, London and New York: Routledge , 2011, 138-149 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The essay explores the design process and cultural politics of Ausrralian fashion designers Easton Pearson, who work extensively in India. The debate regarding the west’s ‘invention’ of fashion is lengthy, complex and unresolved. It cannot simply be a matter of attaining luxury and novelty in dress, as the historically and culturally specific meanings of cyclical time have a role to play. Nonetheless, it becomes increasingly problematic to suggest that fashion can only emanate from several cardinal points, as today its very means of imagination and production are completely global. The work of Easton Pearson might also be seen as participating in this global shift in which international fashion trends became complicated by regional variation and agency.


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London and New York: Routledge , 2011. 138-149 p.
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dress, india, australia, post-colonialism, design process
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Cultural Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70530ISBN: 9780415572859OAI: diva2:481836
Available from: 2012-01-23 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2012-06-27Bibliographically approved

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