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By Mari Grinde Arntzen

ISBN-10: 1780234392

ISBN-13: 9781780234397

Oscar Wilde as soon as wrote, ‘Fashion is a kind of ugliness so totally insufferable that we've got to change it each six months.’ And but it serves to make us appealing, or at the least make us think appealing. In gown Code Mari Grinde Arntzen asks how and why this is often – how we will be able to be enthralled via the style international, and whilst appalled by way of the politics and practices of the garment undefined? This ebook questions why we now have the sort of love–hate courting with fashion.
Guiding us in the course of the significant figures and types of today’s style approach, gown Code indicates how they form us and in flip why we adore to be formed through them. The publication makes a speciality of daily, reasonable ‘fast style’ manufacturers in addition to the posh industry, to teach how either ends of the style exert a robust strength over our lives. It additionally discusses pattern forecasters, the media and the pressures on shoppers, arguing that the area of style is either a dictatorship and a democracy, directing our procuring behavior in addition to our visual appeal.
This learn explores what occurs after we dress: why type could make us think robust, appealing and unique, but additionally ironically works oppressively, forcing shoppers to comply. This e-book peels off the layers of the world’s fifth biggest undefined, garment through garment, to bare type as a phenomenon, a enterprise and an paintings. Grinde Arntzen is disturbed by way of its influence but sympa­thetic to our wish – in spite of the fact that ambivalent – to be fashionable, shrewdpermanent or stylish. costume Code is either a succinct and thought-provoking examine how the tradition of costume dominates daily life, and a full of life and sincere account of the pleasures and difficulties of fashion.

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