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    Vivienne Westwood Analysis

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    For this essay I have chosen to discuss the work created by Vivienne Westwood and the influences of fashions she had on society. I will be primarily focusing the body of my essay on Westwood’s earlier years throughout her career, although I will be contrasting the change in her style with one of her later collections, then overviewing how these influenced fashion. Throughout the body of this essay I will addressing factors such as the fifties rival; discussing the opening of Westwood’s first boutique ‘Let It Rock’ and her earlier works with Malcolm McLaren, her musical influences and the impact they had on her and finally, discussing a collection of a later date stating the imact that had upon society. From extensive research I can clearly…

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    Movie, TV show, magazine, Internet and so on, everything you see from different media and different elements in these media such as the words, the images, the colors, the sounds, the angle of camera, are designed to make you think, sense and experience in a particular atmosphere (Beaton,2012). That is to say, artificial visual elements in different culture background could represent different meanings. Visual culture is to find out the connotation and denotation of them. Using a picture from an…

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    Vivienne Gallwear

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    By comparing the contrast between Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, the essay discusses how they become world’s most influential fashion designers and how their design influence on present day design. Vivienne Westwood was born in Isabel Swire Derbyshire in 1941. She played a vital role in the emergence of Punk Rock in the 1970s and has come to be known as one of the most influential British fashion designers of the twentieth century. Since 1960 to present, she has been the creative director…

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    Leather In Punk Subculture

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    A leather jacket, is just a leather jacket, until a punk makes it their own. Leather is a symbol in punk subculture that showcases their beliefs and opinions to the rest of the world. While many abhor the fashion trend, the punks find enjoyment in shocking the masses with their radical and unconventional apparel adorned in spikes, studs, chains, and intentional rips. They look for cast-off garments often from thrift stores, Good Will, and Salvation Army, especially black clothing and…

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    Punk Subculture

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    different meanings, such as red meaning anarchy. FETISH AND SEXUALITY When discussing punk, it is inevitable to bring up Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s influential King’s Road boutique and the epicenter of punk fashion, SEX, which sold clothing that defined the punk movement and challenged social and sexual taboos. From SEX, fetish wear was incorporated into the punk wardrobe. Leather, rubber and vinyl were common materials due to their implied connection with…

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    Essay On 70's Fashion

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    Spandex tops, gleaming, suede fabric and Lycra stretch disco pants in hot strident sparkling hues with stretch sequin bandeau tops were frequently adjustments of expert present day move wear that ended up having an effect in discos as disco moving got to be not kidding. Gold faltering, panther skin and extend strap jumpsuits and white garments that sparkled. The 70’s fashion prove its self, as more than just a trends like the mixed and match, disco, punks, bohemian, and flouncy hippie style they…

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    taste, culminating in a substantial influence on fashion. The group favored luxurious fabrics like velvet and silk. The trend coincided with the emergence of the ‘adrogynous’ look of the 80s and the disregard for gender norms in fashion, seeing male members of the group don women’s clothes if they felt so. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood took inspiration from this movement, debuting in her 1981 Pirates collection, frilled shirts and hussar jackets trimmed with gold braid, expanding in the…

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    potential female employees who were dressed in either a skirt suit or trouser suit. Employers were shown photos for a maximum of five minutes. The results showed that the women in the skirt suits were rated positively on confidence and flexibility. This study only showed the clothes in the photos meaning that uniform is an important part of the employment process. In certain industries women are seen to be in lower-paid jobs than men who are in the same field. Some uniforms seem to reflect…

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    Krafft-Ebbing Case Study

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    weird. This surge of popularity in fetish fashion has carried on till date, with the result of it becoming a much more accepted form of dressing today. As I mentioned earlier, the fashion industry being as strong an influence on its own has indeed been a major, if not the sole player in bringing about this revolution. It is said that ‘In particular, the illicit iconography of sexual fetishism was….exhumed from the boudoir, closet, and the pornographic film and placed on the street.’ (Steele, Pg…

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    cotton fabrics with designs painted on them using a wax technique, are are more commonly used today for African clothing. And industrial prints are cloths manufactured in Europe. African textiles heavily consists of patterns within their textiles. Theses patterns almost always consist of symmetrical and geometrical shapes. In contrast to African textiles, their techniques and fashion garments are very diverse to fashion and textiles from other parts of the world. For example in England they…

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