Fashion

Fashion

A Canadian Perspective

eBook - 2004
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Univ of Toronto Pr

Controversial and unconventional, this collection examines Canadian identity in terms of the fashion worn and designed over the last three centuries, and the internal and external influences of those socio-cultural decisions.


How does a country dress itself? From Montreal's 'Retail Mile,' to Ontario's millinery trade, to how war and television can effect the garment industry or whether tailoring can make a cultural impact, Alexandra Palmer gathers together some of the top curators, designers, fashion writers, historians, and artists in the country to create a truly dynamic and thought-provoking collection of essays.

Controversial and unconventional, Fashion: A Canadian Perspective challenges readers to consider aspects of Canadian identity in terms of what its citizenship has chosen to wear for the last three centuries, and the internal and external influences of those socio-cultural decisions. Covering a broad range of topics — such as the iconic Hudson Bay Blanket Coats, garment factories of the late 1800s, specific Canadian fashion couturiers whose influences reach international stages, and the contemporary role of fashion journalists and their effect on trends — this collection breaks new ground in producing multiple perspectives on fashion and fashion dress.

In a country that has given birth to such global fashion corporations as Club Monaco, Roots, and MAC,Fashion: A Canadian Perspective develops the first intriguing and readable historiography that links past to future, couture vision to trade trends, and heritage costuming toFashionTelevision.


How does a country dress itself? From Montreal's 'Retail Mile,' to Ontario's millinery trade, to how war and television can effect the garment industry or whether tailoring can make a cultural impact, Alexandra Palmer gathers together some of the top curators, designers, fashion writers, historians, and artists in the country to create a truly dynamic and thought-provoking collection of essays.

Controversial and unconventional, Fashion: A Canadian Perspective challenges readers to consider aspects of Canadian identity in terms of what its citizenship has chosen to wear for the last three centuries, and the internal and external influences of those socio-cultural decisions. Covering a broad range of topics ? such as the iconic Hudson Bay Blanket Coats, garment factories of the late 1800s, specific Canadian fashion couturiers whose influences reach international stages, and the contemporary role of fashion journalists and their effect on trends ? this collection breaks new ground in producing multiple perspectives on fashion and fashion dress.

In a country that has given birth to such global fashion corporations as Club Monaco, Roots, and MAC,Fashion: A Canadian Perspective develops the first intriguing and readable historiography that links past to future, couture vision to trade trends, and heritage costuming toFashionTelevision.



Book News
Lest we sink to the level of those who assume the only contribution of Canada to fashion is the ear flap, Palmer (curator, Royal Ontario Museum) and contributors set us straight on what Canadians designed, made, and wore. They describe how the blanket coat became essential to the Anglo-Canadian identity of the late nineteenth century, how consumers were drawn to the market for luxury goods, how dress became associated with masculinity, and how the Association of Canadian Couturiers impacted fashion. They show how industries such as the millinery trade in Ontario reflected culture, how women fared as laborers and business owners, and how tailoring and high fashion came to be expected in certain markets. They show how nineteenth-century dress reform and the Second World War affected fashion in Canada, and how newspapers and television shows presented fashion to consumers. The include monochrome and color illustrations of examples of fine Canadian fashion; nary an ear flap appears amongst them. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

University of Toronto Press

How does a country dress itself? From Montreal's 'Retail Mile,' to Ontario's millinery trade, to how war and television can effect the garment industry or whether tailoring can make a cultural impact, Alexandra Palmer gathers together some of the top curators, designers, fashion writers, historians, and artists in the country to create a truly dynamic and thought-provoking collection of essays.

Controversial and unconventional, Fashion: A Canadian Perspective challenges readers to consider aspects of Canadian identity in terms of what its citizenship has chosen to wear for the last three centuries, and the internal and external influences of those socio-cultural decisions. Covering a broad range of topics – such as the iconic Hudson Bay Blanket Coats, garment factories of the late 1800s, specific Canadian fashion couturiers whose influences reach international stages, and the contemporary role of fashion journalists and their effect on trends – this collection breaks new ground in producing multiple perspectives on fashion and fashion dress.

In a country that has given birth to such global fashion corporations as Club Monaco, Roots, and MAC, Fashion: A Canadian Perspective develops the first intriguing and readable historiography that links past to future, couture vision to trade trends, and heritage costuming to FashionTelevision.



Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, Ă2004
ISBN: 9781281994646
1281994642
9781442674806
1442674806
9780802085900
9780802088093
0802085903
0802088090
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 382 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Alexandra 1957-

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