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Old Empire and new global luxury: crafting global design
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Fashion Studies. (Centre for Fashion Studies)
2010 (English)In: Design and craft: a history of convergences and divergence: (ICDHS) 2010 / [ed] Gimeno-Martinez, J. and Flore, F., Brussels: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie , 2010, 72-75 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 1989, Brisbane-based fashion designers Parn Easton and Lydia Pearson began to create from an Australian provincial city their range of garments that were deliberately nostalgic and feminine, with an air of knowing retrospection generated through an engagement with a range of historical and ethnographic sources. At first their market was local. Within ten years their female clothing-line, manufactured in Brisbane, made of textiles garnered from Italy, France, Vietnam and India, was retailing in Browns, London; Neiman Marcus, USA; and Alta Moda, Kuwait. An engage ment with ethnographic sources by contemporary designers is not uncommon, sometimes amounting to a type of unthoughtful activity, perhaps Baudelairian 'rag-picking' to be more poetic and polite.

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Brussels: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie , 2010. 72-75 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-71542OAI: diva2:485194
7th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS) 2010
Available from: 2012-01-28 Created: 2012-01-28 Last updated: 2012-01-29

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