Old clothes, new looks : second hand fashion /Series: Dress, body, culturePublication details: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005.Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN:
- Second hand fashion
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index.
The Florentine "Rigattieri" : second hand clothing dealers and the circulation of goods in the Renaissance / Carole Collier Frick -- Shifting currency : the culture and economy of the second hand trade in England, c. 1600-1850 / Beverly Lemire -- Cast-offs : civilization, charity or commerce? Aspects of second hand clothing use in Australia, 1788-1900 / Margot Riley -- Second hand silk kimono migrating across borders / Terry Satsuki Milhaupt -- Parcels from America : American clothes in Ireland, c. 1930-1980 / Hilary O'Kelly -- Crafting appearances : the second hand trade and dress practices in Zambia / Karen Tranberg Hansen -- Creative entrepreneurs : the recycling of second hand Indian clothing / Lucy Norris -- Ukay-ukay chic : tales of second hand clothing in the Philippine Cordillera / B. Lynne Milgram -- Second hand fashion, culture and identity in Hong Kong / Hazel Clark -- Sixties dress only! The consumption of the past in a retro-scene / Heike Jenss -- Vintage whores and vintage virgins : second hand fashion in the twenty-first century / Alexandra Palmer -- Working the edge: XULY. Bët's recycled clothing / Victoria Rovine.
"Second-hand fashion has a history as old as the production of clothing itself, but until recently it was given little consideration. Used clothes represent the largest numbers of existing garments but until recently they were not perceived as serious fashion items. However, this has changed dramatically with the rise of vintage web sites, value clothing chains, and the fashion media's perpetuation of the idea that secondhand clothes can be recycled into avant-garde "cool". This book not only shows how important used clothing has become but also what role it plays in culture and history. The Japanese, for example, traditionally salvage sections of kimonos, while in India garments are inexhaustibly recycled. This cross-cultural and historical perspective fills a major gap by offering fresh insights into the innovative use of secondhand dress and age-old traditions of recycling fashion."