This collection of chapters endeavour to explore the consumption, governance, potency and patronage of attire in the context of social, socio-economic and fashion philosophies. Clothes, nutriment and habitation unexceptionally and uniformly were regarded as a fundamental human necessity and requisite; whilst attire was primarily acknowledged as an elementary utilitarian requirement, due to its sociological and economic significance. The collection represents a new departure in the study of dress, concerning the rationale behind individual and collective clothing demeanours in the existing society. Fashion’s ultimate function of signifying power and prestige, which linked with financial capability, and its impacts towards society and societal practice, is significant. Since the 1980s there has been a growing rapprochement between art and fashion in which fashion has increasingly come to be accepted as an art form.

The book is edited by Damayanthie Eluwawalage, published by Inter Disciplinary Net. It has chapters written by Lígia Carvalho Abreu, Cecilia Winterhalter, Lea Vene, Ariele Elia, Elvan Ozkavruk Adanir, Ozge Dikkaya Goknur, Seda Kuleli, Shari Tamar Akal, Kevin Almond, Steve Swindells, Katherine Louise Appleford, Deidra W. Arrington,  Shimaa Mohamed Atiha, Nagda Ibrahim Mady, Jess Berry, Pamela Gloria Cajilig, Suchismita Chattopadhyay, Lezley George, Iosif Hadjikyriakos, Sarah Heaton, Paige Wear, Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Melissa Laird, Ruth Marciniak, Marwa Gad Mohsen, Alanna McKnight, Noly Moyssi, Lilian Mutsaers, Morris Campbell, Janet Webster, Llewellyn Negrin, Kirsten Schaefer and Henry Navarro.

Table of contents

Damayanthie Eluwawalage

White and Glamorous: Changes in 20th Century Wedding Dresses in Turkey
Elvan Ozkavruk Adanir, Ozge Dikkaya Goknur, Seda Kuleli

Costuming Gender: Gendered Identity Constructed and Perceived through Drag Costume in Mainstream Film
Shari Tamar Akal

Sculptural Thinking in Fashion
Kevin Almond and Steve Swindells

Lessons that Last a Life Time? Mother-Daughter Relationships and the Durability of Habitus
Katherine Louise Appleford

Kate Spade and Tory Burch: A Profile of Two Home-Grown Iconic American Luxury Brands
Deidra W. Arrington

Take Advantage of Collage Art for Designing Contemporary Women’s Garments
Shimaa Mohamed Atiha and Nagda Ibrahim Mady

Gluttony and the Gamine: Seduction and Revulsion through Consumption in Fashion Photography
Jess Berry

Wearing Your Map on Your Sleeve: Practices of Identification in the Creation and Consumption of Philippine Map T-Shirts
Pamela Gloria Cajilig

The Role of Fundamental Rights in Fashion
Lígia Carvalho Abreu

Fashioning Powerful Women: The Queen and the Commoner of Indian Politics
Suchismita Chattopadhyay

Knocked Off: The Law of Protecting Fashion Design
Ariele Elia

Fast Forward? The Role of the Fashion Week in Defining a Middle Eastern Fashion Identity
Lezley George

Fistan or Mantua, the European Female Dress in the Ottoman Empire: The Case of Larnaca, Cyprus
Iosif Hadjikyriakos

Literary Fashion Icons: Wearing Holly Golightly and Daisy Buchanan
Sarah Heaton

British Fashion in 1960s U.S.: A Case Study of Female Fashion at the University of Georgia, 1964-1966
Paige Wear and Patricia Hunt-Hurst

Fragments, Cloth and Memory: Material Culture Research Methodologies for Fashion Narratives
Melissa Laird

Post-Purchase Consumer Behaviour, Sustainability and Its Influence on Fashion Identity
Ruth Marciniak and Marwa Gad Mohsen

Damsels in This Dress: Female Agency and the Demise of the Corset
Alanna McKnight

The Contribution of Designer Yannis Tseklenis to the World of Fashion
Noly Moyssi

Formalising the Understanding of In-Set Sleeves and Their Fullness Potentials for a Learning Environment in Fashion Design Education
Lilian Mutsaers, Morris Campbell and Janet Webster

Fashion as Art or Art as Fashion?
Llewellyn Negrin

Sustainable Bridal and Beyond: Using Non-Traditional Design Techniques to Extend Garment Life and Eliminate Waste
Kirsten Schaefer and Henry Navarro

The Woman Is Present: Fashion, Feminism and Nudity
Lea Vene

Fashionable through Packaging, Food Design or Scent Project
Cecilia Winterhalter

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