“As a semiotic system, fashion is defined as autonomous or self-referential. Dress may mark the gender, class, status or role, even the fantasy selves, of its wearer within the larger social system. But dress as fashion and within the fashion system ultimately signifies its own fashionability.”

(Rabine 2002: 11)

FASHIONABLE ASSOCIATIONS AND THE AMBIGUITY OF HEAD DRESSING

Date: 29 July  2015
Category: Islamic inspired fashion(s)

I love to wear veils. Especially during summer because headwraps remind me of my time spend in Ghana. I do not however veil for the…

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HOLIDAY, HERITAGE AND HAUTE COUTURE

Date: 07 July  2015
Category: cultural heritage

Bosnia Herzegovina, the least touristic country in Europe, the most inspiring when in comes to heritage and history. For us Dutch, the Srebrenica summer proceedings…

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EXPLORING INSPIRATIONS, NEW IMAGINATIONS

Date: 18 May  2015
Category: fashion trends

Last week’s workshop at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam has not only inspired me to go through my old books on ethnography, it also made me…

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