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Fashion, design and events

Author: Kim Williams; Warwick Frost; Jennifer Laing
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge advances in event research series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The importance of fashion and design in an events context remains under-researched, despite their ubiquity and significance from a societal and economic perspective. Fashion-themed events, for example, appeal to broad audiences and may tour the globe. Staging these events might help to brand destinations, boost visitor numbers and trigger popular debates about the contributions that fashion and design can make to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Williams; Warwick Frost; Jennifer Laing
ISBN: 9780415627207 0415627206
OCLC Number: 859181387
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. Social Conformity Or Radical Chic? Fashion, Design and Events / Kim W. Williams, Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost --
Part I. Glamour and Spectacle: --
2. A Dashing, Positively Smashing, Spectacle...: Female Spectators and Dress At Equestrian Events in the United States During the 1930s / Alison L. Goodrum --
3. Glamorous Intersection: Ralph Lauren's Classic Cars At the Musée, and the Fashioning of Automotive Style / Gary Best --
4. National Dress and Fashion Trends of a Royal Bhutanese Wedding / Paul Strickland --
5. Female Civil War Reenactors' Dress and Magic Moments / Kimberly Miller-Spillman and Min-Young Lee --
Part II. Industry and Destination Perspectives: --
6. When the Event Is Insufficient: an Apposite Story of New Zealand Fashion Week / Peter Shand --
7. Wedding, Hats, Intellectual Property and Everything! / Paul Sugden --
8. Creating Wow in the Fashion Industry: Reflecting on the Experience of Melbourne Fashion Festival / Karen Webster --
9. Millinery and Events: Where Have All the Mad Hatters Gone? / Kim W. Williams --
10. Absolutely Fabulous: Using Fashion Events To Brand a Destination / Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost --
Part III. Emerging Trends and a View of the Future: --
11. Emerging Fashion: Berlin Fashion Week / Kristen K. Swanson and Judith C. Everett --
12. The Role of Fashion in Subculture Events: Exploring Steampunk Events / Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing --
13. Très Chic: Setting a Research Agenda for Fashion and Design Events / Jennifer Laing, Kim M. Williams and Warwick Frost.
Series Title: Routledge advances in event research series.
Responsibility: edited by Kim Williams, Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost.

Abstract:

"The importance of fashion and design in an events context remains under-researched, despite their ubiquity and significance from a societal and economic perspective. Fashion-themed events, for example, appeal to broad audiences and may tour the globe. Staging these events might help to brand destinations, boost visitor numbers and trigger popular debates about the contributions that fashion and design can make to identity. They may also tell us something about our culture and wider society. This edited volume for the first time examines fashion and design events from a social perspective, including the meanings they bestow and their potential economic, cultural and personal impacts. It explores the reasons for their popularity and influence, and provides a critique of their growth in different markets. Events examined include fashion weeks, fashion or design themed exhibitions, historical re-enactments, extreme/alternative fashion and design events, and large-scale public events such as royal weddings and horse races. International examples and case studies are drawn from countries as diverse as the USA, UK, Germany, Bhutan, New Zealand and Australia. These are used to develop and critique various thematic concepts linked to fashion and design events, such as identity, gender, aspirations and self-image, commodification, authenticity, destination development and marketing, business strategy and protection/infringement of intellectual property. Fashion, Design and Events also provides a futurist view of these types of events and sets out a future research agenda. This book has a unique focus on events associated with fashion and design and features a swathe of disciplinary backgrounds. It will appeal to a broad academic audience, such as students of art and design, cultural studies, tourism, events studies, sociology and marketing."--Publisher's website.

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