Changing Fashion: A Critical Introduction to Trend Analysis by Annette Lynch

By Annette Lynch

Changing tendencies in type have continuously mirrored large-scale social and cultural alterations. Changing Fashion provides a multi-disciplinary method of analyzing style switch, bringing jointly idea from model reviews, cultural experiences, sociology, psychology and paintings historical past, and extra. excellent for the undergraduate pupil of style and cultural stories, the publication has a variety of modern and historic case fabric which supplies sensible examples of pattern research and alter, from the artwork deco cloth designs of Sonia Delaunay to the chameleonic shifts in Bob Dylan's visual appeal over the years. Key matters in type and identification, comparable to race, gender and intake are tested from diverse disciplinary angles to supply a serious evaluation of the sphere.

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The six fashion-change theories summarized below, while relevant to the contemporary time period, are largely vested in foundational work by Freud, Flügel, and Maslow. Classic theoretical writing on the perception of novelty, the conflict between the motivations of modesty and display, the pleasuredriven libido, and the human needs hierarchy are central to an understanding of application of psychology to fashion change in the twenty-first century. Following the summary of theories are new millennium case studies, illustrating the application of these theories to contemporary dress expressions.

One of the early leaders was Ernest Thomas Seton, who focused on exposing young boys to the dress, traditions, and skills of Indians, as a means of recapturing essential American character in young men growing up in post-Frontier modern America (Deloria, 1998). Hand-making costumes and dressing up as Indians was a key component of Seton’s boys’ camping program. The idea was that as young men made the costumes they would be transformed as they attempted to reconcile the meanings and experiences carried by the Indian costumes with their daily modern lives.

7. Experiencers are motivated by self-expression. Experiencers are fashion forward and risk takers, seeking the new and the interesting. Active both socially and physically, they are high-functioning consumers in the fashion, entertainment and social milieus. Consumption is dictated most by interest in innovative, leading-edge, cool style. Experiencers want to stand out in the crowd. 8. Innovators are located in the uppermost position in the VALS framework, with maximum access to resources and innovativeness.

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