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A Fitting Tribute, Eunice Tsang Oct 2016

A Fitting Tribute, Eunice Tsang

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

We explore the history of the qipao, and how this iconic dress has come to represent so much


Fashioning Desire At B. Altman & Co.: Ethics And Consumer Culture In Early Department Stores, Tessa Maffucci Jun 2016

Fashioning Desire At B. Altman & Co.: Ethics And Consumer Culture In Early Department Stores, Tessa Maffucci

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

We live in an age of fast fashion. Clothing is produced in greater volumes than ever before and the lifecycle of each garment keeps getting shorter and shorter. Many items are manufactured to be worn only one time and then thrown away—as disposable as a cup of coffee. There is much to be learned about our current fashion ecosystem by looking into the past. Beyond the garments themselves we must understand the larger historical and sociological context in which these articles of clothing were produced. How does the shopping environment shape the buying habits and fashion trends of an ...


Dress And Womanhood Of Ancient Rome, Eliza Burbano Jun 2016

Dress And Womanhood Of Ancient Rome, Eliza Burbano

Honors Theses

Fashion transcends its own role of imagery, as it becomes the medium through which individuals express their place in society. Fashion history would not consider the ancient world as part of the history of the discipline. Nevertheless, the function of dress in ancient cultures like that of Rome has definitely helped shape social hierarchies that are still present today. Clothing structured Roman society deeply, just as class, race, and sexuality did. Scholar Kelly Olson (2002) defines the function of clothing as part of a sign system. This study argues that dress in ancient Rome goes beyond this idea, in that ...


3rd Place: "Who Wore What When: A Literary Collection On The History Of Costume And Fashion", Manon Wogahn Jan 2016

3rd Place: "Who Wore What When: A Literary Collection On The History Of Costume And Fashion", Manon Wogahn

John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest

This is Manon Wogahn's submission essay, annotated bibliography, and annotated wishlist for the 206 John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest, which won third place.

Manon is a sophomore at Chapman University, majoring in Art History.