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Fashion: A Very Short Introduction

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Fashion is a gigantic global industry, generating some three hundred billion dollars in revenue every year, and playing a significant role in the economic, political, cultural and social lives of a vast international audience. Despite this, and perhaps in part because of its prevalence in the media, it is often denigrated as trivial and superficial, as a sign of vanity and ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published November 23rd 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 22nd 2009)
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Cao Thùy  Trinh
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lúc còn nhỏ chị em mình được mua sắm quần áo mới hai lần mỗi năm, vào dịp tết và vào mùa tựu trường. Câu chuyện quần áo khi ấy mới chỉ là câu chuyện về những đứa trẻ háo hức chờ mẹ chở ra chợ mua vải, đưa ra tiệm may đo và cuối cùng háo hức mặc đồ mới để khoe với bạn bè rằng Tết năm nay mình có tận ba bộ đồ thay vì chỉ hai bộ như năm ngoái.

Rồi lớn hơn, chúng ta đã bắt đầu chọn cho mình những cửa hàng thời trang quen thuộc, những thương hiệu yêu thích và phù hợp. Chỉ cần một buổi chiều shopping,
Bojan Tunguz
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fashion is an inevitable part of our daily lives, whether we recognize it as such or not. This book, however, deals with a very specific form of fashion, and that is the wardrobe fashion. In particular, with the wardrobe fashion in the West over the last few centuries. Fashion is very closely associated with art, and as such it is not possible to write about it in an exact and entirely objective way. However, it is possible to be systematic about it and remove as much of a subjective taste judgm ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rather than a chronological layout, Fashion: A Very Short Introduction focuses on one topic at a time, such as “Ethics,” “Industry,” and “Art.” While the chapters of this book were well thought out, I wasn’t particularly fond with how Rebecca would start in with a more modern highlight and then randomly jump back in time. I also don’t completely agree with her conclusion that fashion didn’t die, it merely evolved. Major, luxury fashion houses have only survived because of their sales of non-fash ...more
Khai Nguyen
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book completed its purpose is to introduce and give basic information to those who want to know fashion in general. One star was taken due to lack of images for demonstration.
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میشه گفت مقدمه‌ای برای آشنایی با کلیات موضوع فشن.
کتاب روانی بود و شروع مناسب و عمومی برای ورود و آشنایی به موضوع.
Marziye esl
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
خلاصه ای نسبتا خوب و نه چندان کامل درباره ی تمام اتفاقاتی که انتظار میره در مورد فشن بدونیم. به عنوان سر نخ برای مطالعه ی بیشتر پیشنهاد میشه.
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A good introductory booklet
Nisha Malik
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Exactly as the title describes
Alex Reborn
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was a very good introduction to the world of fashion as industry. The author used plenty of historical facts to present the evolution of the fashion manufacture, usage and meaning in the world. The focus was mostly from the 17th century to our time, because the Industrial Revolution changed the way people were seeing and making clothes. Among others, one of the chapters discusses the connection between art and fashion, while another one considers the ethical issues that were born with the adv ...more
Eric Orchard
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, non-fiction
Very good overview of the history of fashion, from early textile trade and tailoring to throwaway fashions of contemporary times and the reaction to it. it lead me to research a bunch of historical things I was unaware of like the macaroni movement in England.
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was just ok. The organization of the book was confusing. But, the suggested reading looks promising.
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