fashion icons

Question In your opinion, which British or American fashion icon is the best exemplify the idea of national style? Can you think of similar personalities and examples from other countries and cultures? Would you make a good fashion ambassador for your community? Provide images as appropriate. Answer fashion icons Over the last decade, fashion has evolved to be one of the most treasured trends and patterns in the world. Due to its competitive nature, there are constant and rampant changes in fashion and all fashion designers and icons need to be on their toes not to be left behind when a new fashion hits the market. Lucky designers may bring a new popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people only to realize that their design has become a national style (Bruzzi, 2013).  This paper seeks to explain one of the British fashion icons as the best exemplify the idea of national style. Rita Ora is one of the...
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Style Icons and Fashion Objects: Naomi Campbell

Style Icons and Fashion Objects: Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell is one of the most sought after models in the fashion and beauty industry. During her career in the fashion industry, she gained recognition as an iconic supermodel. Born in 1970, she began her modelling career at the tender age of 15. Thus, her career began while she was still at school.  In the 1980s and 1990s, her career blossomed making her the top model of the time. She is also the first black model to feature on the covers of British Vogue magazine and French Vogue. Besides modelling, Campbell has established a successful career in other fields such as film, television, and pop. This paper will focus on Naomi Campbell’s path to becoming a supermodel in an industry dominated by thousands of designers and aspiring fashionistas. Glamorous look                                  1980’s Fashion   She overcame great odds to make it in the fashion industry. When she ventured into the industry, she experienced what she calls “territorialism”,...
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Style Icons & Fashion Objects

Question For the course STYLE ICONS & FASHION OBJECTS, choose a subject for your Final Essay and submit an overview of your proposed topic. For your consideration: the Little Black Dress, The Red Shoes, an iconic bag, an icon or a celebrity in fashion industry, or another object of your choice . What subject are you interested in? Why are you interested in it? How does it relate to the main themes of the course? What is your plan for research?   Style Icons & Fashion Objects The subject for the final essay involves analysis of an icon or a celebrity in fashion industry. It will be interesting to conduct an analysis of an icon in the fashion industry and discover why he or she is celebrated. Numerous people have unsuccessfully tried to chart their own course to becoming fashion icons. This research will aim at deciphering the success formula in the fashion industry by analyzing a fashion icon and the secrets to his or her success. Celebrities...
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Celebrity Fashioning Gender

Question Please select a designer or style icon known for their gender-bending fashion and explore their personal and professional histories and fashion history impact in more detail. Here are some names for your consideration: designers Rudi Gernreich, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Rad Hourani; models Grace Jones, André J., and Andreja Pejic; and artists Boy George and Cindy Sherman. You may also explore the rich history of gender-bending in film and television. Please  include up to five images. Answer Celebrity Fashioning Gender George Alan O’Dowd, who goes by the professional name 'Boy George,’ has been a significant fashion icon due to his androgynous and flamboyant sense of fashion and style. Boy, George has always caught the attention of his fans due to his boldness and charisma in choosing bright colors for his attire as well as wearing makeup and fake hair. In a majority of his photo shoots, he demonstrates his passion for unique fashion style, which he does by owning his looks. George pulls out interesting postures...
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Case Study: Celebrity Fashion Impact

Question Please choose a celebrity closely associated with the world of fashion and explore their style and industry impact in more detail. Report your findings with up to five images, as appropriate. For your consideration: Tilda Swinton, Kimora Lee Simmons, Daphne Guinness, Rihanna, or another celebrity of your choice. Answer Celebrity Fashion Impact Tilda Swinton is one of Hollywood’s best-dressed actress. She has worn several Academy awards owing to her role in film industry and her awe-inspiring looks. Her lean frame makes her appealing while the clothes fit snugly on her body. Her attitude endears her to fans – in most of her photo shoots, she stares directly into the cameras with her beautiful blue eyes. Her sense of humor woos fans and admirers to her side. Tilda Swinton dresses incredibly and looks the part for the red carpet events. She will likely adorn impressive Lanvin gowns, kilts having nubby Pringle sweaters, and Ackermann silks (Barsamian, 2014). Tilda Swinton is among the few celebrities who have...
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A Model Case Study-Kate Moss

Question Kate Moss. Please research the highs and lows of her career to date, marking iconic (and controversial) fashion moments. After more than a quarter century in the spotlight, she continues to be one of the most sought-after models in the business. What is her "secret"? Why does she endure in an industry perpetually preoccupied with what's next? How does she maintain her appeal without a single official social media account? Please share your findings and opinion with at least three images from different campaigns/photographers that you find most representative of the Kate Moss phenomenon. Answer A Model Case Study-Kate Moss Fig 1.1. Kate Moss with imperfect look Kate Moss joined the beauty industry at the tender age of 14 in 1988. The 1990s saw her career in the beauty industry come to a peak. She is much popular for launching the ‘waif look’ (thin, boyish figure). Kate Moss featured in a number of advertising campaigns that saw her gain recognition in the fashion industry. For instance,...
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Textiles

Question Please review a wardrobe, paying attention to garment tags with textile information. Make a list of the fabrics present in your wardrobe. Note percentage ratios, if applicable. If the task appears too daunting, you may limit your research to a dozen favorite garments. What textiles do you wear the most? Did you make any surprise discoveries in the process? Please select one textile from your list and study its history as well as cultural and environmental impacts in more detail. What is its fashion heritage? Share your findings in with images wherever appropriate. Become familiar with contemporary textile/fashion industry standards. Relate historical course content to everyday fashion practices. Answer Textiles In this new world, people are mor5e concerned with their wardrobes and designs more than ever. Ranging from clothes to perfumes to shoes, people are keen on their physical appearance and in extreme circumstances; they have clothes and shoes designated for particular occasions. However, these clothes and shoes are made from textiles that have different ratios. Despite having a...
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Perfume Advertising Case Study

Question Choose ads for up to five perfumes. You may choose the perfumes from other perfumes of your liking (except for Opium, which we already reviewed in some detail). Analyze the names, slogans, and promo imagery behind these ads. Compare, contrast, and relate them to other fashion imagery and concepts we have encountered throughout the course thus far. What makes these campaigns work? How do they appeal to their target audiences? How did they contribute to fashion history? Share your findings with applicable images into the body of the document. Purpose Become familiar with perfume brands and their impact on pop culture. Answer  Perfume Advertising Case Study A career in the fashion industry sounds glamorous and lucrative. All fashion designers need to be attentive to change with the changes in the industry considering the level and degree of completion in this industry. One of the competitive sectors of this industry is the perfume sector.  We can define perfumes as liquids that are usually made from oils extracted from flowers and species....
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A lingerie Brand Case Study

Question Please review the history, philosophy, and advertising campaigns of the luxury British lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur and Canadian mass-market "funderwear" purveyor Ginch Gonch. Compare and contrast the approaches to conceptualizing and selling underwear. What themes and images draw on (controversial) traditions and what's new or unique? Submit your findings with a selection of up to 10 images. Purpose Become familiar with lingerie/underwear market trailblazers. Apply iconic imagery analysis to current campaigns. Answer A lingerie Brand Case Study Fig. 1.1 Agent Provocateur’s stimulating lingerie Agent Provocateur is a luxury lingerie retailer founded in 1994 (Snowy, 2016). Since inception, the company has established over 100 stores across 13 countries. Agent Provocateur’s philosophy states that the retailer aims at introducing a line of high quality lingerie with the ability to stimulate or spur eroticism among those who wear the lingerie as well as their partners. The luxury lingerie retailer features sexy advertisements depicting models adorning the retailer’s lingerie. The advertisements are meant to arouse emotions. Fig. 1.2 Targeting men Ginch Gonch was founded...
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Luxury Accessory Case Study-New Visions of Fashion Media Panel

Question Please choose one of the following types of bag: rucksack, basic tote bag, backpack, brown paper bag, plastic grocery bag, fanny pack, or suitcase. Learn more about its origins and place in fashion history. Study the bag's history and cultural impact and review up to five recent fashion collections in which designers have used or referenced this type of bag.Make use of searchable runway image databases available at style.com, vogue.com, and other outlets to support your writing. Answer New Visions of Fashion Media Panel The Fashion Media Panel held by Mickey Boarman, Paper Magazine’s Editorial Director, and Lars Petersen, Visionnaire’s Digital Director gave a lively talk about digital and social impact on the dynamic fashion landscape. The biggest challenge faced by fashion media professionals is in trying to deliver interesting content to people on a daily basis. As the consumers become increasingly selective, designers must fight hard to remain relevant in the highly competitive market. The speaker notes that the emergence of new...
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