Fashion aesthetics and ethics : past and present /Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2023Description: xvii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
- HD9940.A2 F37 2023
- GT525 F37 2023
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -269) and index.
Foreword: Hedonism – Notes during an Epidemic --
Part 1 Producing Aesthetics: Ethical Issues in Contemporary Fashion Production --
1 Circular Fashion: Moral Effects and Ethical Implications --
2 Animals Occupy Vogue Italia: Sustainability, Ethics and the Fashion Media --
3 Producing Garments, Manufacturing Fashion: On the Globalization of Industry and Disconnection with Craft --
4 The Fashion of the Manifesto --
5 The Cost of Looking Good: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Fashion Industry --
Part 2 Fashion Aesthetics and Ethics: From Past to Present --
6 Ragged and Unravelled --
7 The ‘Organic Feminine’: Art Nouveau and Women’s Fashion, Yesterday and Today --
8 Style Politics and the Black Panther Party: Power, Resistance and Community --
9 Fashion is Human: Perspectives on the Aesthetics and Ethics of Contemporary Swedish Fashion Photography --
Part 3 Aesthetics and Ethics: Philosophical Investigations of Fashion --
10 Fashion, Prosthetics, Machines: Being Human and the Body Today --
11 The Missing Juncture: Architecture and Fashion from Schinkel to Le Corbusier --
12 Fashion Aesthetics, Ethics and Choice.
"How are aesthetics and ethics related to the practical realities of the global fashion industry? Both have played an important role in academic fashion studies to this point, but they are most often discussed in the context of abstract phenomena such as modernity and capitalism, or identity issues such as sexuality, class and gender. The essays in this volume strive instead to show how the realities of the global fashion industry have important and pertinent aesthetic and ethical consequences. This collection provides critical and philosophical analysis of the interplay of aesthetics and ethics within the global fashion industry. Characterized by an increasingly fast spinning production, the industry is highly exploitative in terms of environment and labor force: underpaid textile workers, retailers working under brutal competition from the mass-merchandise discounters, young designers, seamstresses and curators often working for free, and a vast body of aspiring models. In addition, fashion-related aesthetic ideals are becoming more influential than ever in directing consumers in their social and personal identification processes and bodily practices with sometimes fatal consequences. Covering a wide range of subjects such as fashion's highly problematic production and consumption practices, the possibility of producing and consuming fashion ethically, fashion's intimate connection with nature and technology, Fashion Aesthetics and Ethics highlights the powerful aesthetical presence of fashion in relation to its ethical premises and often problematic outcomes."-- Publisher.