|Type of Research:||Book|
|Creators:||Breward, Christopher and Gilbert, David and Lister, Jenny|
This collection of essays was produced to accompany the V&A exhibition ‘Sixties Fashion’ (June 2006-Feb 2007), the key public output of the ‘Cultures of Consumption’ project ‘Shopping Routes: Networks of Fashion Consumption in London’s West End 1945-1979’.
While previous studies of British fashion in the 1960s had chosen to focus on designer-centered accounts of innovation or subcultural responses to shifting social and economic circumstances, the exhibition and the book offered a new reading of the design, production, promotion, retailing and wearing of clothing in London during the period that emphasized the importance of place and the persistence of a number of design, manufacturing and selling traditions that affected local ecologies of fashion in significant ways.
Through harnessing the cross-disciplinary expertise of a geographer, design historians, a dress curator, an architectural historian and a media theorist, the project opened up the examination of fashion to a wider range of methods and benefited from an analysis of sources that included surviving dress, planning and touristic literatures, newly commissioned oral histories, film and magazines, offering a richness of interpretation that is rare in fashion centered displays and publications aimed at a broad general-interest audience.
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Funders:||Arts and Humanities Research Council, ESRC, AHRC|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2009 22:52|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2014 10:54|
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