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Gränsöverskridande antimode : subversivt mode och subkulturella stilikoner som inspirationskälla i samtida mainstreammode

Waldestam, Zandra LU (2015) MODK63 20151
Division of Fashion Science
Abstract (Swedish)
”Cross-boundary Antifashion - Subversive fashion and subcultural styleicons as a source of inspiration within contemporary mainstream fashion” is a bachelor thesis themed, as the name suggests, on how subversive fashion is diffused to a mainstream context. The main purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the current discourse and earlier studies of subcultural fashion by filling a gap of knowledge in which the counter-effects and cross-boundary aspects of mainstream and antifashion often have been neglected. The empirical material used in this study consists of photographs, fashion-editorials and fashion-journalistic articles. These have been obtained through digital and printed sources. The material is studied qualitatively through a... (More)
”Cross-boundary Antifashion - Subversive fashion and subcultural styleicons as a source of inspiration within contemporary mainstream fashion” is a bachelor thesis themed, as the name suggests, on how subversive fashion is diffused to a mainstream context. The main purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the current discourse and earlier studies of subcultural fashion by filling a gap of knowledge in which the counter-effects and cross-boundary aspects of mainstream and antifashion often have been neglected. The empirical material used in this study consists of photographs, fashion-editorials and fashion-journalistic articles. These have been obtained through digital and printed sources. The material is studied qualitatively through a literary analysis, visual analyses and a summarization, the analyses take their point of departure from social antrophrological and sociological theorists Dick Hebdige, Erving Goffman, Thorstein Veblen and Georg Simmel and fashion theorist Jenny Lantz. The theorethical framework is also connected to earlier reasearch on antifashion and subcultures by fashion theorists Susan B. Kaiser and Prudence Black. Through this study it has been made clear that styleicons may function as ambassadors for subcultural fashion in a mainstream context by legitimating the subcultural expressions of style. When entering a mainstream context the subcultural style is modified and adapted to suit the mainstream taste and ideals which means that the original symbolic meanings and expressions of a subcultural style are changed. (Less)
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author
Waldestam, Zandra LU
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organization
alternative title
Cross-boundary Antifashion : Subversive fashion and subcultural styleicons as a source of inspiration within contemporary mainstream fashion
course
MODK63 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Patti Smith, Alexa Chung, trendsetter, identity, role, distinction, style icon, fashion, mainstream, subculture, Antifashion
language
Swedish
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7511668
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2016-02-04 09:09:29
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  abstract     = {”Cross-boundary Antifashion - Subversive fashion and subcultural styleicons as a source of inspiration within contemporary mainstream fashion” is a bachelor thesis themed, as the name suggests, on how subversive fashion is diffused to a mainstream context. The main purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the current discourse and earlier studies of subcultural fashion by filling a gap of knowledge in which the counter-effects and cross-boundary aspects of mainstream and antifashion often have been neglected. The empirical material used in this study consists of photographs, fashion-editorials and fashion-journalistic articles. These have been obtained through digital and printed sources. The material is studied qualitatively through a literary analysis, visual analyses and a summarization, the analyses take their point of departure from social antrophrological and sociological theorists Dick Hebdige, Erving Goffman, Thorstein Veblen and Georg Simmel and fashion theorist Jenny Lantz. The theorethical framework is also connected to earlier reasearch on antifashion and subcultures by fashion theorists Susan B. Kaiser and Prudence Black. Through this study it has been made clear that styleicons may function as ambassadors for subcultural fashion in a mainstream context by legitimating the subcultural expressions of style. When entering a mainstream context the subcultural style is modified and adapted to suit the mainstream taste and ideals which means that the original symbolic meanings and expressions of a subcultural style are changed.},
  author       = {Waldestam, Zandra},
  keyword      = {Patti Smith,Alexa Chung,trendsetter,identity,role,distinction,style icon,fashion,mainstream,subculture,Antifashion},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gränsöverskridande antimode : subversivt mode och subkulturella stilikoner som inspirationskälla i samtida mainstreammode},
  year         = {2015},
}