Hybridity and Femininity in North Africa and France: How Orientalism and Revolutions shaped the Perception of Gender in Eastern and Western Fashion

Orientalism is a representation of Eastern culture that is a stereotype from the original form. It is also a concept overlooked in the understanding of modern fashion. Yet twentieth and twenty-first century styles reflect an established conversation between East and West, a phenomenon that is culturally translated as hybridity. Within the concept of hybridity, two standard cultures are combined into a new hybrid version. This … Continue reading Hybridity and Femininity in North Africa and France: How Orientalism and Revolutions shaped the Perception of Gender in Eastern and Western Fashion

The Rise of Modern Fashion: Post WWII China and Japan

In the post World War II era, China and Japan underwent significant changes in their societies at the hands of the conflicting ideologies of capitalism and socialism, which led to a new definition of their own unique interpretations of fashion. Through this development, fashion was reborn in Asia and served to develop new cultural identities for these two nations, as well as to forge a … Continue reading The Rise of Modern Fashion: Post WWII China and Japan