Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Theory of Fashion II

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Clothing Design for Industry
Textile and Fashion Design - graduate, Module Theory and Culture of Fashion
Course summary 3 (2+0+1)
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Precondition for testing Lectures, literature, seminars, workshops, participation at museum and art-exibition events
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, workshops, seminars
Subject content Clothes, body and system of fashion; Psychoanalisis and transgression; Social image of the body; Fashion sociometry; Culturalisation of body in the age of postmodernism; Individualisation of fashion styles;Sexual and social stereotypes and fashion; The power of fashion and the concept of beauty; Streetstyles; Dandism and uniforme; The paradox of contemporary fashion; Grammars of fashion spectacle; Synchronical and diachronical approaches to fashion; Redesign of the body and aesthetical surgery; Transcultural aspects of fashion: ethno-trends, regionalism, new tradition.
Aim of course The course is interdisciplinary approach to study of fashion system and examines appropriation the general and particular knowledge from theoretical perspective of fashion as specific culture of post-industrial society. Fashion theory includes very different humanistic and social sciences (cultural studies, anthropology, psychonalisis and sociology of fashion). The main goal is understanding the complex of intercultural and transcultural reality of the global age. The meaning of fashion phenomena in the totality of manifestations and representations is ultimate purpose of the course.
Literature necessary for course Cvitan-Černelić, M., Bartlett, Dj., Vladislavić, A.T., (ed.), FASHION: HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY AND FASHION THEORY, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2002.
Lurie, A., THE LANGUAGE OF CLOTHES, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 1992.
Davis, F., FASHION, CULTURE AND IDENTITY, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1992.
Davenport, M., THE BOOK OF COSTUME, Crown Publishers Flugel, New York, 1965.
Polhemus, T., (ed.) SOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN BODY, Penguin Books, London, 1978.
Supplement literature Rudolfsky, B., THE UNFASHIONABLE HUMAN BODY, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., New York, 1984.
Hollander, A., SEX AND SUITS, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1994.
Pacteu, F., THE SYMPTOM OF BEAUTY, Reaktion Books, London, 1994.
Craik, J., THE FACE OF FASHION: CULTURAL STUDIES IN FASHION, Routledge, London-New York, 1994.