Styling Shanghai

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Styling Shanghai is the primary book dedicated to exploring the town’s fashion cultures, examining its growing status as some of the world’s foremost fashion cities. From its origins as an international treaty port within the nineteenth century, Shanghai has emerged as a global leader within the production, mediation and consumption of style. This book reveals how the fabric and imaginative context of this thriving urban center has produced vivid interpretations of style as object, image, and idea.

Bringing in combination contributions by a range of leading international fashion historians and theorists, and drawing on extensive original research, Styling Shanghai offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the mega-city’s shifting position as a fashion capital. Rooted in collaboration between leading UK and Shanghai-based totally institutions, it considers the have an effect on of local and global textile manufacturing, the representation and marketing of ‘Shanghai Style’, bodies and gender within the ‘Paris of the East’, and the challenges of globalization, commercialization and digital communication in recent Shanghai.

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