Search for dissertations about: "Fashion Studies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 285 swedish dissertations containing the words Fashion Studies.

  1. 1. Fashion Remains : The Epistemic Potential of Fashion Ephemera

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Marco Pecorari; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; fashion; ephemera; archive; epistemology; materiality; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates fashion ephemera as objects of knowledge. By focusing on a category of fashion ephemera (invitations, catalogues and press releases) created by contemporary ready-to-wear fashion designers, this study moves beyond the canonical idea that fashion exclusively endures in the form of garments or other wearable objects, while shedding light on an overlooked category of fashion objects. READ MORE

  2. 2. Swedish Fashion 1930–1960 Rethinking the Swedish Textile and Clothing Industry

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Ulrika Kyaga; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; fashion production; fashion history; Swedish fashion; textile and clothing industry; clothing production; symbolic production; national fashion; field of fashion; Swedish fashion identity; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to explore the development of Swedish fashion between 1930 and 1960 by examining the textile and clothing industry from the wider perspective of fashion production. It was during this period that Sweden was transformed into a leading industrial nation, which laid the foundation for increased prosperity in the post-war period. READ MORE

  3. 3. Oscar Night in Hollywood : Fashioning the Red-Carpet from the Roosevelt Hotel to International Media

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Red-Carpet; Academy Awards; Oscars; Fashion; Oscarcast; Epiphenomena; Red-Carpet Treatment; Celebrity Culture; Hollywood Royalty; Stars; Glamour; Media History; Hollywood Designers; Edith Head; Fashion Expert; Fashion Consultant; Best- and Worst- Dressed List; Public Relations; Endorsement; Americana; Television; pseudo-event; media event; vortextuality; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This study investigates the red-carpet phenomenon from a historical perspective, seeking to understand how the Academy Awards’ red-carpet became the most prominent fashion show in media culture. The connections between Hollywood and the fashion industry predate the inception of the ceremony, and so does the role of Hollywood actresses as trendsetters. READ MORE

  4. 4. "Not So Simple" : Reassessing 1951, G.B. Giorgini and the launch of Italian fashion

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Chiara Faggella; Stockholms universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Italian fashion; Giovanni Battista Giorgini; Commissionaire; Fashion Buyer; Italian couture; Italian handicrafts; Italy at Work; Italian High Fashion Show; Florence fashion; Pitti Immagine; Italian studies; Postwar Italy; Occupation of Italy; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims to shed light on the circumstances that allowed Italy to become a reputable country of origin in the international fashion market. In particular, my contribution to the historiography of Italian fashion is a reassessment of the role played by Giovanni Battista Giorgini, whose involvement with the fashion and handicraft industries has not been fully investigated by scholars so far. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder Constructing the Fat, Female Body in American Fashion in the Age of Standardization, 1915-1930

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Lauren Downing Peters; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; American history; consumer culture; cultural history; design; discourse; dress history; fashion; fashion history; fashion magazines; fat; identity; Michel Foucault; modernism; modernity; plus-size; self-fashioning; technology; the body; women; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines how fashion media discourses created the conditions through which the fat, female body was both known and constructed within the context of the early large-size garment industry in the United States, or what between the years 1915 and 1930 was known as “stoutwear.” Drawing on a wide array of media sources, including women’s and fashion magazines, trade journals, catalogs and style guides, and employing Michel Foucault’s archaeological method, the dissertation examines the productive nature of fashion discourse in the construction and constitution of the fleshy body, or how the discourses of stoutwear brought order to the disorderly, fat, female body. READ MORE