Old empire and new global luxury: Fashioning global design

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dc.contributor.author Mcneil, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.editor Glenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello and Sarah Teasley en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:31:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002176 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mcneil Peter 2011, 'Old empire and new global luxury: Fashioning global design', Routledge, London and New York, pp. 138-149. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-415-57285-9 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17785
dc.description.abstract In 1989, Brisbane-based fashion designers Pam Easton and Lydia Pearson began to create from an Australian provincial city their range of garments that were deliberately nostalgic and feminine, with an air of knowing retrospection generated through an engagement with historical and ethnographic sources. At first they were not widely known, their market was completely local, and sometimes they were misunderstood. Within ten years their female clothing-line, manufactured in Brisbane, made of textiles garnered from Italy, France, Vietnam and India, was retailing in Browns, London; Neiman Marcus, USA; and Alta Moda, Kuwait. An engagement with ethnographic sources by contemporary designers is not uncommon, sometimes amounting to a type of scavenging activity, perhaps Baudelairian 'rag-picking' to be more poetic and polite. Within Easton Pearson's design imagination, traditional designs are not simply copied, but rather amended, to create new allusions and aesthetics. In going to the 'source' of ethnic textiles and re-commissioning in India fabrics that had not been produced in some cases for decades, their practice raises questions about authenticity, intervention and revival. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Old empire and new global luxury: Fashioning global design en_US
dc.parent Global Design History en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London and New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 138 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 149 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120300 en_US
dc.personcode 997374 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Practice and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords global design; fashion history; post-colonial fashion; Australian designers; labour; agency. en_US
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dc.staffid 997374 en_US


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