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Contemporary Fashion Taste-making: Changing the Shape of Fashionable Taste

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posted on 20.02.2019 by RACHEL ELIZABETH MATTHEWS
The thesis investigates the concept of fashion taste-making through an in-depth examination of fashion communication practices in print and on-line media. It explores the activities of selected fashion commentators to gain an understanding of the unseen social and relational dynamics of fashion that induce change and mobilise taste. In addition, the research considers how fashion taste-making actions are applied and qualified in everyday fashion behaviour, as a distinct yet interconnected part of the fashion taste-making process. The findings propose apparatus that allows contemporary fashion taste-making to be more clearly observed and articulated.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Gene Thomas Bawden

Additional supervisor 1

Jennifer Craik

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Design

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

Doctorate

Faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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