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Contemporary Menswear: Hybridity, Flux and Globalisation

McCauley Bowstead, Jay (2022) Contemporary Menswear: Hybridity, Flux and Globalisation. In: Tailoring Suits, Shaping Bodies, 1 March 2022, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: McCauley Bowstead, Jay

By taking apart iconic sartorial forms to produce strangely abstracted, fractured reiterations of the lounge suit, contemporary menswear designers not only explore tailoring as a metier, but also articulate shifting dynamics of gender, taste and subjectivity. In what follows, I will argue that innovative men’s fashion, and the contested role of tailoring within it, represents a meditation on contemporary masculinities and their increasing porosity and plurality. In recent decades as the discipline has evolved, tailoring has increasingly drawn attention to the body, its vulnerability and sensuality: deconstructing and remaking tailored garments can therefore be understood as a way of re-forming and pluralising masculinities.

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Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: March 2022
Event Location: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2023 13:16
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2023 13:16
Item ID: 20180
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/20180

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