Old empire and new global luxury: Fashioning global design

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dc.contributor.author McNeil, PK
dc.contributor.editor Adamson, G
dc.contributor.editor Riello, G
dc.contributor.editor Teasley, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Global Design History, 2011, 1, pp. 138 - 149
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-415-57285-9
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17785
dc.description.abstract In 1989, Brisbane-based fashion designers Pam Easton and Lydia Pearson began to create from an Australian provincial city their range of garments that were deliberately nostalgic and feminine, with an air of knowing retrospection generated through an engagement with historical and ethnographic sources. At first they were not widely known, their market was completely local, and sometimes they were misunderstood. Within ten years their female clothing-line, manufactured in Brisbane, made of textiles garnered from Italy, France, Vietnam and India, was retailing in Browns, London; Neiman Marcus, USA; and Alta Moda, Kuwait. An engagement with ethnographic sources by contemporary designers is not uncommon, sometimes amounting to a type of scavenging activity, perhaps Baudelairian 'rag-picking' to be more poetic and polite. Within Easton Pearson's design imagination, traditional designs are not simply copied, but rather amended, to create new allusions and aesthetics. In going to the 'source' of ethnic textiles and re-commissioning in India fabrics that had not been produced in some cases for decades, their practice raises questions about authenticity, intervention and revival.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.title Old empire and new global luxury: Fashioning global design
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Global Design History
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London and New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 138 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 149 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1203 Design Practice and Management
dc.personcode 997374
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Practice and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords global design; fashion history; post-colonial fashion; Australian designers; labour; agency. en_US
dc.description.keywords Duty cycle
dc.description.keywords ripple reduction
dc.description.keywords switching frequency reduction
dc.description.keywords synchronous motor drives
dc.description.keywords torque control
dc.description.keywords global design
dc.description.keywords fashion history
dc.description.keywords post-colonial fashion
dc.description.keywords Australian designers
dc.description.keywords labour
dc.description.keywords agency.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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