Dress, Fashion and Technology

From Prehistory to the Present

Dress, Fashion and Technology

Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology. Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions. Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect. Dress, Fashion and Technology is ideal reading for students and scholars of fashion studies, textile history, anthropology and cultural studies.

AQA AS/A-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

AQA AS/A-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

Exam board: AQA Level: A-level Subject: Design and Technology First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2018 (AS) Summer 2019 (A-Level) Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components and processes associated with the creation of fashion and textile products. Our experienced author team will help guide you through the requirements of the specification, covering the core technical and designing and making principles needed for the 2017 AQA AS and A-level Design and Technology Fashion and Textiles specification. - Explores real-world contexts for fashion and textiles - Develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge and builds student confidence - Supports students with the application of maths skills to fashion and textiles - Helps guide students through the requirements of the Non-Exam Assessments and the written exams at both AS and A-level

My Revision Notes: AQA A-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

My Revision Notes: AQA A-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

Exam board: AQA Level: A-level Subject: Design and Technology First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2019 Target success in AQA A-level Fashion and Textiles with our proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage of both papers - Technical Principles and Designing and Making Principles - is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Improve exam technique, including interpretation and application, through practice questions, sample answers and exam tips

Fashion and Technology

A Guide to Materials and Applications

Fashion and Technology


AQA AS/a-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

AQA AS/a-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components and processes associated with the creation of fashion and textile products. Our experienced author team will help guide you through the requirements of the specification, covering the core technical and designing and making principles needed for the 2017 AQA AS and A-level Design and Technology Fashion and Textiles specification. - Explores real-world contexts for fashion and textiles - Develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge and builds student confidence - Supports students with the application of maths skills to fashion and textiles - Helps guide students through the requirements of the Non-Exam Assessments and the written exams at both AS and A-level

Fashion and Museums

Theory and Practice

Fashion and Museums

Why is fashion "in fashion" in museums today? This timely volume brings together expert scholars and curators to examine the reasons behind fashion's popularity in the twenty-first century museum and the impact this has had on wider museum practice. Chapters explore the role of fashion in the museum across a range of international case studies including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Fashion Museum at Bath, ModeMuseum in Antwerp and many more. Contributions look at topics such as how fashion has made museums accessible to diverse audiences and how curators present broader themes and issues such as gender, class and technology innovatively through exhibiting fashion. Drawing on approaches from dress history, fashion studies, museum studies and curatorship, this engaging book will be key reading for students and scholars across a range of disciplines.

Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry

Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry

Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry is the first concise and accessible overview of fashion theories for students on any fashion course. Providing an easy understanding of the core concepts, from scarcity to conformity, this book offers clear, practical examples and accessible case studies, making complex theory easy to digest. All fashion students need a basic understanding of how a style becomes a fashion and how this spreads or declines, whether they are studying fashion design, merchandising or any other fashion course. Containing student-friendly features such as discussion questions, activities and further reading, this book is essential reading for all students studying across all areas of fashion.