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Indian extravagance in vogue

The wealthy in India still like to be on the cutting edge of fashion, but they are starting to flaunt Indian rather than Western gear. The trend accentuates their distance from the poor – who are indispensable to clothing production.

Creativity is a social process

Having done fieldwork at the fashion house Hugo Boss, a Danish anthropologist concludes that creativity is not a result of individuals. Rather, it’s a social process that occurs among individuals.

Dyed clothes came into fashion in early Iron Age

Analyses of bog bodies show that dyed clothing became fashionable in the early Iron Age – centuries before previously thought.

Critical of the fashion industry

Nordic fashion researchers are concerned about more than materials, styles and techniques. They are also critical of the industry, according to a new book on fashion research.