In 1997, Dorothy Ko published an article in the Journal of Women’s History called “The Body as Attire: The Shifting Meanings of Footbinding in Seventeen-Century China”. The article is organized with a brief introduction as to what footbinding is, the negative outlook on this practice due to problematic archives, and then she discusses the examples she gives to support her thesis. Ko’s thesis was “Chinese elite males in the seventeenth century regarded footbinding in three ways: as an expression of Chinese wen civility, as a marker of ethnic boundaries separating Han from Manchu, and as an ornament or embellishment of the body.” Since Ko is a celebrated and established author on women in early East Asia, the article “The Body as Attire: The Shifting Meanings of Footbinding in Seventeen Century China” is an accurate and useful source if one is trying to study that area.
I choose different pictures of clothing from these three dynasties. I analyze the style and patterns on these pictures for example whether they start to wear pants instead of dresses or not and patterns complexity. From Ming Dynasty, clothes are still in a traditional way. They still have complicated patterns on clothes. Because of emperor’s identity, during that time, people wear clothes according to their social status. The culture shifts backward a lot. There is no new creations on clothing. he advocates clothes style to be like of previous Dynasty like Song ,Tang and
The goals of Deng Xiaoping’s economic reform were the ‘Four Modernizations’. This Four Modernization refers to the reform of agriculture, industry, national defense, and science technology. These reforms were to solve the problems of motivating workers and farmers to produce a larger surplus and to eliminate economic imbalances that were common in command economies.
the trickle-down effect is most prominent in fashion where those of a higher class are able to have access to more options faster and utilise clothing as a means of expressing identity while still establishing themselves within their social group. Eventually more affordable clothing stores adopt the fashions of the upper classes making it more accessible, this however causes those of the upper class to lose their desire for the item and trend adopting instead new fashions perpetuating the cycle and creating fast fashion. The trickle-down theory creates a simple method of predicting the spread of fashion and trends for clothing companies (Bertrand and Morse, 2016)
Globalization has, for better or worse, altered the economic arena for every country in the world. For many less developed countries, globalization has leveled the playing field so that their economies can compete with the larger, more developed ones such as the United States and other large western economies. For instance, technical engineers in India and China are now just as qualified as engineers in America, but at half the cost. The once large and prosperous service sector in the United States as well as telemarketing services have largely been sourced to India as a large exodus of American multinational corporations find cheaper workers who deliver comparable quality. This then seems to be the essence of globalization - businesses
Over the course of the history of clothing styles and production, one thing has never changed: a person’s wealth directly influences
Gatsby in Fashion The fashion industry is rapidly growing and constantly generating new fashion trends almost weekly. Fashion for some may seem ridiculous and unnecessary; but fashion is not just a meaningless usage of article of clothing or farcical materials sew together for coverage. There is more to fashion than meets the eyes, fashion is precious and significant. It is a reflection of self-image, it speak the ream about who we are and how we review ourselves. Not only is fashion the reflection of self-image but also the reflection of our history as Coco Channel have said, “Fashion is not something that exist in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Fashion
Fashion has been a prominent aspect of a woman’s life throughout time. Women of different times and cultures have turned the routine of picking out clothes and putting together different ensembles into a sort of art, or a way to express and promote themselves. Many women also see fashion as part of their identity, or a way to manipulate the way people see them. What a woman wears can drastically change the way society views her - it can increase her chances of getting a job, or make her gain respect (or rejection) from her peers (Sika n.p.).
Throughout history clothing has had a big impact of social status. The people with the best clothes were the people with the most amount of money. “A fine cloth was only as good as its cut and decoration and a man or woman could make their fortune on the strength of these designs.” (“Tailoring”). Clothing was an important part of life, in showing wealth, in showing authority and in showing personal qualities. “Eventually political and social
John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. Those who look only to the past or present are sure to miss the future.” Between 600 C.E and 1450 C.E, gender roles in China changed drastically when it came to job opportunities and the belief that women should remain compliant. A significant continuity also took place in regard to the effects that society’s concept of beauty has on women.
29/1/2009 Executive Summary: This work is an introduction to the fashion industry of Pakistan which has made quite a lot of progress in just a few years. Ten to fifteen years from now, this industry was still unknown to actually exist to the masses. Later with the formation of fashion councils and
While the other side of the world’s fashion was ruled by the pop culture, Vietnamese women’s fashion in the 1980s was in desperate stage. After the country reunited, the national economy from older systems collapsed and needed to be reconstructed, leading to the subsidy period. There was hardly any private businesses but only supplies from the government on the market. Everybody had to use ticket to get the supplies that the government gave to them with the exact portions like others. This policy initially aimed to create a society with no division in class and to enhance the equality between the North and the South. However, with the limitation in the supplies, most people lived in poverty with the lack of many basic needs. Therefore, women
Dating back to ancient scriptures, the history of China is comprised of over 3000 years worth of rich culture and no doubt is one of the most advanced civilizations to ever be discovered. Embedded within it’s history, China is known to be one of the most popular tourist spots as
Famous fashion Designer Gabrielle Coco Chanel (1883-1971) stated that luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends. Similar ideas were acknowledged by the famous economist Veblen (1899), in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class, who explains the concept of conspicuous consumption as the waste of money and/or resources by people to display a higher status than others. Luxury is concept related to status, ego and psychogenic needs; it is not necessary for survival. Luxury goods have always been associated with high quality, craftsmanship, uniqueness, creativity, exclusivity and innovation. Apart from these product attributes, the consumers also get the additional psychological benefits like esteem, prestige and a sense of a high status that reminds them and others that they belong to an exclusive group who can afford these expensive goods.
This essay will be considering the historical development of haute couture by analysing Charles Frederick Worth’s (father of haute couture) key factors in the success of haute Couture. I will then discuss Coco Chanel’s thriving impact on haute couture as well as ready-to-wear caused by the second world war. Saint Laurent’s drift to ready-to-wear and the high street fashion system will also be discussed in order to answer if haute couture is relevant in fashion today. The books I will be analysing and referencing are ‘A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th Century’ by Bonnie English, ‘Couture’ by Ruth Lynam, ‘How Fashion Works’ by Gavin Waddell. Which will thoroughly breakdown the evolution and historical development of fashion by cultural, economic, environmental and social changes to finally come into a conclusion.