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I look for research, backstories and thought-provoking articles about fashion, dress history, and consumer culture. Not so much interested in the latest trends. (Sorry!)

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HISTORY: Dress codes through the ages - Timmins Press

HISTORY: Dress codes through the ages - Timmins Press | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Timmins Press HISTORY: Dress codes through the ages Timmins Press We hear about them every day in the news and on social media: “Dress code suspensions on the rise in Canadian Schools” (CTV), “A Florida school board wants to set dress codes for...”
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How mad hatters took over fashion - BBC News

How mad hatters took over fashion - BBC News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“I think for us the Blitz era was fantasy,” Jones tells BBC Culture. “It might have been subversive but we didn't think so.”
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The Craft of Modest High Fashion - Onislam.net

The Craft of Modest High Fashion - Onislam.net | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Onislam.net The Craft of Modest High Fashion Onislam.net Many of these women, after receiving an education and being exposed to the Western world though television and the Internet, have begun to rebel against their culture and religion and want to...”
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From the Archives: Parisian Insights: Ballet and Fashion

From the Archives: Parisian Insights: Ballet and Fashion | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
During the summer, I read about the New York City Ballet’s fall gala that will feature five ballets staged by five choreographers, each working in collaboration with different fashion designers.
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For 'Women In Clothes,' It's Not What You Wear, It's Why You Wear It - WCAI

For 'Women In Clothes,' It's Not What You Wear, It's Why You Wear It - WCAI | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it

In Women in Clothes, the artful, often elitist language of fashion is stripped away, leaving behind a conversation which is funny, painful, certainly vulnerable and...

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School uniforms: A history of 'rebellion and conformity' - BBC News

School uniforms: A history of 'rebellion and conformity' - BBC News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it

As the nation's children head back to school, proud parents have been excitedly photographing their offspring's posing in new uniforms.

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Is fashion moving beyond brands? - Los Angeles Times

Is fashion moving beyond brands? Los Angeles Times And fashion's infiltration of the culture has only continued to grow: a record-setting Michael Kors initial public offering, a style blog star performing on Broadway, First Lady Michelle Obama...
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THE 'SHORT ' HISTORY OF THE SKIRT: THE RAPID EVOLUTION OF FASHION - Daily Sabah

THE 'SHORT ' HISTORY OF THE SKIRT: THE RAPID EVOLUTION OF FASHION - Daily Sabah | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“THE 'SHORT ' HISTORY OF THE SKIRT: THE RAPID EVOLUTION OF FASHION Daily Sabah ISTANBUL — Looking at the historical journey of clothes, until the 21st century, they were created according to religion, nationality, culture, economic class and...”
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Smart Money on Ethical Fashion Investments - Apparel Magazine

Smart Money on Ethical Fashion Investments - Apparel Magazine | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Smart Money on Ethical Fashion Investments Apparel Magazine Any successful apparel firm involved with sourcing production knows that endlessly chasing cheaper options is a dead end.”
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READER SUBMITTED: "From Bonnets To Bell Bottoms: A Century Of ... - Hartford Courant

READER SUBMITTED: "From Bonnets To Bell Bottoms: A Century Of ... - Hartford Courant | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“READER SUBMITTED: "From Bonnets To Bell Bottoms: A Century Of ... Hartford Courant Karen's interest in historic fashion began at a young age while volunteering at a living history site in her native Illinois.”
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An exhibit at the Warhol traces the parallels between Andy and fashion icon ... - PGH City Paper

An exhibit at the Warhol traces the parallels between Andy and fashion icon ... - PGH City Paper | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“An exhibit at the Warhol traces the parallels between Andy and fashion icon ... PGH City Paper In 1973, acclaimed fashion columnist and editor Diana Vreeland became a Special Consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”
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Get yourself to Pittsburgh. This exhibit sounds like a winner.
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Should women shave their legs and under-arms? - The Guardian

Should women shave their legs and under-arms? - The Guardian | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Guardian Should women shave their legs and under-arms?”
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The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion - Daily Beast

The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion - Daily Beast | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion Daily Beast “I has [sic] been walking here all my life, and yet I never knew its rich history,” Campagnol says of the convent in which Casanova found his daring nuns.”
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The Plus Side - The New Yorker

The Plus Side - The New Yorker | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The New Yorker The Plus Side The New Yorker As is often the case in fashion, the best part was not where I was sitting but with whom: two of the biggest players in the industry—the editor-in-chief of the leading magazine and a colleague, a former...”
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96% of New Heartland Consumers Say That Brands Don't Understand Them - Forbes

96% of New Heartland Consumers Say That Brands Don't Understand Them - Forbes | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Being aware of the cross-cultural impact on consumers is critical.”
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Malls of America: Death Rumors Greatly Exaggerated - Forbes

Malls of America: Death Rumors Greatly Exaggerated - Forbes | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“These edited versions of their parent stores were created to meet consumer desires for a more convenient, expeditious shopping experience.”
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The Money of Color - The Atlantic

The Money of Color - The Atlantic | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it

“We've been concerned about the economy since 2008, about how to attract the consumer's eye and get them to buy something new if they are counting their pennies,” says Eiseman.

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Clothing Company Takes A Stand For Body Diversity: 'It's Time For The Fashion ... - ThinkProgress

Clothing Company Takes A Stand For Body Diversity: 'It's Time For The Fashion ... - ThinkProgress | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it

"...there are studies that show the majority of women feel worse after looking through a fashion magazine."

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You don't say!

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The History Of Fashion Week - Huffington Post

Yesterday marked the beginning of New York Fashion Week. Join Caitlyn as she takes a look back at its evolution, from the '40s through the '80s to now.

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Whatever Happened to the Denim Jacket? The Brief History of The Working ... - Bustle

“Whatever Happened to the Denim Jacket? The Brief History of The Working ... Bustle The denim jacket is an interesting piece of clothing, in that it's never really gone out of style, but it's always been a little bit openly unfashionable.”
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Fashion Institute of Technology to dedicate exhibit to Lauren Bacall - USA TODAY

Fashion Institute of Technology to dedicate exhibit to Lauren Bacall - USA TODAY | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Fashion Times Fashion Institute of Technology to dedicate exhibit to Lauren Bacall USA TODAY So it's only fitting that her style is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology.”
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Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture and Fashion at the FTM

Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture and Fashion at the FTM | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“For my second summer exhibition review, I went to see Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum.”
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Chola style – the latest cultural appropriation fashion crime? - The Guardian

Chola style – the latest cultural appropriation fashion crime? - The Guardian | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Guardian Chola style – the latest cultural appropriation fashion crime?”
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Two Nerdy History Girls: A Very Special Embroidered Wedding ...

Two Nerdy History Girls: A Very Special Embroidered Wedding ... | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Last week I had the opportunity to see a wedding dress that was even more special than most. Not only was it a rarity for its age and provenance – nearly three hundred years old, and made in Boston more than a generation ...”
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A History of Surfer Style: From Board Shorts and Pendeltons to Day Glo and ... - Styleite

A History of Surfer Style: From Board Shorts and Pendeltons to Day Glo and ... - Styleite | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
The surfer look is everywhere now, but it wasn't always this way. It used to be that what a surfer wore told you where he was from.”
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