Australian Fashion Unstitched: The Last 60 Years

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-05-10
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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Australian Fashion Unstitched provides a compelling and authoritative survey of the myriad influences and attributes of Australian fashion over the last sixty years. This post-war period saw Australia's fashion industry come of age. The word couturier became part of the Australian lexicon and glamorous Paris catwalk shows graced our shores, showcasing overseas styling to large audiences in our major cities. Displaying pride in our nationhood and paying tribute to our heritage, our young and emerging designers, in turn, embarked upon a long, sometimes arduous journey to offer Australian fashion to the world. Unique indigenous textile design, cutting-edge swimwear, and fresh interpretations of global trends infiltrated the international marketplace, sustaining and bolstering the trademark of Australian design. Australian Fashion Unstitched narrates this fascinating story through the eyes of the designers themselves, as well as the journalists, academics, fashion photographers and museum curators who represent this vibrant industry.

Author Biography

Bonnie English is Associate Professor in the Art Theory Department at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
Liliana Pomazan is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design: Fashion Program at RMIT University.

Table of Contents

List of figures
Australian fashion unstitched
The fabulous fifties - glamour and style
Beril Jents - Australian haute couture
Envisioning independence - fashion photography in Australia
The art of fashion
Interlaced - textiles for fashion
The spectacle of fashion - museum collection, display and exhibition
Against the grain - Australia and the swimsuit
Beyond the boundaries - Australian fashion from the 1960s to the 1980s
Paris then New York - navigating the world's fashion capitals from Australia
Contemporary avant-garde - cutting-edge design
The business of fashion
Fashion frontiers
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