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Fashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of “fashion” as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. The importance of studying the body as a site for the deployment of discourses has been well established in a number of disciplines. Until Fashion Theorys launch in 1997 the dressed body had suffered from a lack of critical analysis. Increasingly scholars have recognized the cultural significance of self-fashioning, including not only clothing but also such body alterations as tattooing and piercing.

Fashion Theory provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the rigorous analysis of cultural phenomena. Its peer-reviewed articles range from foot-binding to fashion advertising.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Journals (formerly Berg Journals)

Volume 17, Number 2, April 2013


Letter from the Editor
pp. 133-136(4)


Fashion Film

100 Years of the Fashion Film: Frameworks and Histories
pp. 137-158(22)
Author: Uhlirova, Marketa


School Uniforms

Lines of Flight

Lines of Flight: The Female Flight Attendant Uniform
pp. 179-196(18)
Author: Black, Prudence


Fashionably Voluptuous

Fashionably Voluptuous: Repackaging the Fuller-Sized Figure
pp. 197-222(26)
Author: Almond, Kevin


Exhibition Review

BLACK: Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume
pp. 223-234(12)
Author: Pecorari, Marco


Book Review

pp. 235-238(4)
Author: Lee Blaszczyk, Regina


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