Figure 1. Hand painted lithography made in New York, entitled Chronological tree of Irish history (1876). The branches are inscribed with significant dates and events in Irish history from the first English invasion to 1876. On the left is Erin, the personification of Ireland, with harp and hound. A man, thought to be Daniel O’Connell,Continue reading “Ireland and New York: identifying a ‘fashion place’”
‘Theorists provide invaluable tools to “think through fashion” [and …] engaging with theory is essential in order to understand and analyse fashion’ (Rocamora and Smelik 2016). Despite the emphasis of Anglicised narratives, there have been youth culture and subcultural movements in Ireland which heavily concerned fashion. This essay will form a case study around photographsContinue reading “Irish Youth Culture and Subculture in Fashion”
A critical introduction to the exploration of the parameters of the labels Bimbo and Bombshell, and how these are used to categorise and demean women based upon male sexual preferences and assumptions on women’s intelligence and capacity for rational thought.
History and Culture of Fashion Blog My long-standing interest in the theory of fashion is centred around studies of bodily practice and feminism, and how these correlate with the histories and cultures of fashion, including the dynamic social implications they pose. Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (cited in Negrin, 2016) writing defines the undeniable links between fashion andContinue reading “in the groove”