World Clothing and Fashion

World Clothing and Fashion

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Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.The smoothing of fabric with steam or a hot implement reduces wrinkling while enhancing the garmenta#39;s drape and flow. ... To remove rust, the ironer scoured the cooled flat surface with sandpaper or emery and polished the bottom by rolling itanbsp;...

Title:World Clothing and Fashion
Author:Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-17


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