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From Production to Consumption


01 Apr 2013
Paperback English
Edited by Marco Pedroni

What do Marlies Dekkers’ lingerie and contemporary flagship stores have in common? What links American Apparel’s campaign to reform the U.S. immigration law and an ancient doll called Pandora? In a few words, the answer is: fashion. Fashion as an emblematic field to understand the contemporary social world. Fashion as a ‘cultural industry’ where the pole of production and that of consumption meet each other: on the one side, every process of ideation, designing and manufacturing carried out by professionals working in the fashion companies, and on the other, the complex and heterogeneous group of social actors who face the apparel proposals by buying (or not buying) clothes and – in so doing – putting them into their everyday lives as generators of meanings. The book aims to explore fashion as a meeting point between producers and consumers as well as processes and people whose work connects the two dimensions, making the materiality of clothes a doorway to join the immaterial horizons of fashion.

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Description of the book

Format: Paperback | 252 pages Dimensions:148 x 210 x 13mm | 306g Publication date:01 Apr 2013 Publisher:Inter/Connexions Imprint:Inter-Disciplinary Press Publication City/Country: United Kingdom
Language: English Edition Statement:First Illustrations note: colour illustrations ISBN10: 1848881657 ISBN13: 9781848881655 Bestsellers rank: 3,506,334