1980’s Fashion - A Unique Look into the Past When you think of the 80’s, what are some things that come into your head? Perhaps you think of Ronald Reagan, neon colors, or Michael Jackson (“80’s Fashion”). The people of the 80’s liked to wear very flashy clothes in order to be different from their parents who grew up in the drab 70’s (“80’s Fashion”). Without this need to be different, maybe the 80’s wouldn’t have been so drawing to the eye. The factors that made the 1980’s a truly unique decade are clothing and jewelry, hairstyles, and fashion icons.
Firstly, in the social aspect, the Western influence on Japan lead to an increased sense of national identity amongst the Japanese. This was evident through the appearance and structure of the kimono. There was a rise in popularity of Western clothing such as the swallow tail coat which even spread to court officials. Men wore Westernised suits and the kimono started to become a clothing only for women (Dalby 1995, pg 57). The act of wearing the kimono for women was more of an establishment of tradition rather than for fashion purposes (Dalby 1995, pg 65).
American influence played a part in the progress of fashion in Australia to a major extent. A great change taken place in Australian society after World War 2 is that rather than changing according to British culture, the society had drifted to American culture which means that they have a massive importance on Australia. The American way of life was shown to Australians a lot which changed their opinions and lifestyles. Things like fashion are an important way for people of Australia to share their common likings and heritage but Australian fashion was often outweighed by American fashion. An example of American influence being heavy on the progression of fashion in Australia is that before WW2, Australia had a small but prosperous film industry.
During the last years, the major Japanese studios have started to follow the tactics of their Hollywood equivalents, finally adapting in the way they deserve, their own comics, named manga. This tendency is not exactly new, since films based on manga/anime were being shot since the 70's. However, it is the first time that so many and so expensive, and subsequently so elaborate productions, are being made. This is chiefly attributed to two factors: 1. The people behind those films finally realized that they could not squeeze 8 or more hours of anime into a single film, and thus decided to present the movie in two or three parts, retaining in that way, much of the original's story and themes.
Question: To what extent can ideas of beauty in the western world said to be bound up with notions of race? In late modern times, the idealization of Western beauty spread to various areas in the world with globalization despite having different sense of beauty of cultures. The Western beauty, which is high eyebrows, large eyes, high cheekbones, a small nose, a narrow face (Cunningham, Roberts, Barbee, Druen and Wu, 1995, p. 268) and anti-ageing body, enforces itself with magazines and advertising that are published worldwide. According to the worldwide survey of Dove Campaign for Real Beauty (2004), more than half of participants answered that their bodies were disgusting from 32.000 teenaged girls and women (Yan and Bissel, 2014, p. 197). Eating disorder, depression, anorexia, bulimia, using cosmetic products and the rate of cosmetic surgery increase gradually on Western and non-Western women who lost self-esteem and had
After the birth of modern fashion, Baroque costumes disappeared for a long time, until 1980s, the western social economy once again entered the stage of vigorous development, in a piece of fertile land, hedonism again, "after the Baroque" back to life in this rich soil in 1980s. The success of the "Resurrection" let no longer leave the core areas of the Baroque high fashion. Retain the most classic Baroque elements, while simultaneously removing those who do not meet the demand of modern clothing dross! The heavy volume is too large; the stupid panniers disappeared (although until today, you can still see the total in the evening gown dress, but they all do not belong to the daily dress). The classic "X profile", "Y profile" has become more fashionable, more rich in the characteristics of the moment.
Op Arts primary goal was to fool the eye. Bridget Riley’s dazzling black-and-white paintings triggered an ‘op art’ fashion craze in the 1960 's. Victor Vasarely was also an influence. Op 's greatest moment was the "The Responsive Eye" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1965. Pop Art was an art movement and style that had its origins in England in the 1950 's and made its way to the United States during the 1960 's.
The end of China’s Cultural Revolution and the decline of Mao’s radical state of regime in 1976 brought forth a new generation of artists who embraced western modern art. No longer forced to create art that serves political and propaganda purposes; the newfound freedom allowed many artists to experiment with western artistic languages and broke the boundaries of Chinese traditional art leading to the reinvention of Chinese constructions of art; marking the emergence of Chinese contemporary art. In 2008, China was the second largest share of the contemporary art market in the western-dominated art industry (Zhang & Frazier, 2015). This signifies the evolution of Chinese contemporary art over the past decades. One of the clear evidence of the
Japan’s Meiji Restoration of 1868 had many effects on Japan and the world from 1840 to 1920. One of these major effects of the event was the fact that the previously feudal country was transformed into an empire that was entirely capable of competing with many of the greatest powers of the time. Furthermore, the new Japanese education, healthcare, agriculture, science, technology, and military systems were all adapted from those of Western nations, but Japan continued to uphold its traditional values and traditions. This would greatly affect how Japan would interact with the rest of the world, setting the stage for even larger issues. The effect of the Restoration are clearly outlined in the many documents that will be analyzed.
Postmodernism is a human right rationalist modernism overemphasized, while the natural human emotion, history, preferences and emotional dependence off a gut reaction." "Narrowly" postmodernism "refers to the 60 s and 70 s 20th century western design trend to develop in the direction of diversification of a new genre, can in the 1960 s as a watershed of modernism and postmodernism." During the period of modern socialist international style still occupy the mainstream position, then modernism began breeding from modernism, and gradually formed his own theory. In summary, postmodernism has a significant impact on all areas of the world, and today I mainly discussed the impact of postmodernism on the design of the 20th century, then we will start with the design to the overall understanding the