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Production and Consumption

Reading Report / 2012 Winter/ Fashion Theory/ Prof. Spinelli / Elise Wang

Thortein Veblen
Dress as an expression of the pecuniary culture

Karl Marx
The fetishism of the commodity and its secret

Peter Braham
Fashion: Unpacking a culture production

Tim Dant
Consuming or living with things?/ Wear it out

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Intro
Arguing against all Forms of Reductionism in accounts of fashion, Elizabeth Wilson says that: Because the origins and rise of fashion were so closely linked with the development of mercantile capitalism, economic explanations of the fashion phenomenon have always been popular. It was easy to believe that the function of fashion stemmed from capitalism's need for perpetual expansion, which encouraged consumption.

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CONTENT
• • • • Fashion in the market Production, Consumption & FASH Design Who make purchasing decisions? Intention of Consumption

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Fashion in the market
creation Production

New Perspective of Fashion
Distribution conception

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From fashion clothes to Fashion Commodities Value for exchange Produced for consumed Price Point – Materials, Labor, Additional Value

Identity

Retailing

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Fabric Silhouette Color Trend Style Statement Branding

FASH Design

Production, Consumption & FASH Design

Production

Where How Who How Many

• Production mediates consumption Production creates the objects that people consume • Consumption also mediates production Consumption creates the people who consume commodities

Where to buy What to buy How many to buy

Consumption

• Design Process makes fashion industry unique Creation, Beauty on the body, everyday life, contextual & dynamic

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Question

Who make purchasing decisions?

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Economy Status
• Mercantile capitalism • Economic Explanation

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Economy Status
• Mercantile capitalism • Economic Explanation

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Economy Status
• Mercantile capitalism • Economic Explanation

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Government & Politics
• The role of politics • The role of power

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Government & Politics
• The role of politics • The role of power

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Consumers
• • • • Identity as a social participants Social status presentation Communication Functionality

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Consumers
• • • • Identity as a social participants Social status presentation Communication Functionality

Reading Report / 2012 Winter/ Fashion Theory/ Prof. Spinelli / Elise Wang/

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Consumers
• • • • Identity as a social participants Social status presentation Communication Functionality

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Who make purchasing decisions?
Consumers
• • • • Identity as a social participants Social status presentation Communication Functionality...
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