IQ: Fashion


Issue Title:Fashion
Issue Number:1
Issue Date:Feb 2013
Description: This collection of articles argues that fashion embodies and reflects the character of an individual, a city, a system of values and an epoch. The editor of the interdisciplinary ‘Fashion, Style & Popular Culture’ talks about setting up the journal and his vision for its future. The role of subversive beauty in contemporary fashion is discussed. ‘Generating Style’ attempts to capture the energy and character of street style fashion. Also included is an insightful and extended reflection on Lisbeth Salander’s clothing in The Millennium Trilogy. In an interview with the editor of ‘Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion’ he gives his advice to junior scholars and defends fashion from the view that it is frivolous and vain. Diana Crane explores the world of fashion collectibles.