Final Historicism Project SPR2021
|PAPER TYPE||POWERPOINT PRESENTATION|
|# OF SOURCES||4|
|# OF SLIDES & WORD COUNT||5 ≈ 1375 WORDS|
Final Historicism Project SPR2021 | CSFRST 2374 | is Due on Carmen April 11 at 11:59 pm
In class, we’ve talked many different historical styles already, and we’ll cover many more as the semester goes on. Maybe you have looked at some of the historical styles covered in class and thought that they looked similar to styles that are popular today. Or maybe you’ve looked in your closet and thought that your clothes seem to be inspired by something from the past. This is pretty common because fashion swings back and forth between extremes about every 30 years, and historic fashion is often the inspiration for current styles. History repeats itself. The point of this project is to create those connections between current and historical styles!
You will be connecting 5 current fashion items with 5 historical fashion items. For the project, you will need to create a PowerPoint presentation and upload it to Carmen. You will not be presenting this to the class.
Step 1: Find 5 images of current fashion items from this year or next (SP 21 – 22) from primary sources that you believe have been influenced by historic fashion trends.
Ex: This is a 2021 denim corset top from IAMGIA on DollsKill
Step 2. For each of the current fashion items you have found, find an image of a historic fashion item that you think may have inspired that current fashion item.
Ex: This is a 1980s Vivienne Westwood denim corset top from Victoria & Albert Museum
*When you’re finding image comparisons, please do not provide evolutionary images. Ex: Don’t compare a pair of Lulu Lemon leggings from 2021 to a pair of Renaissance tights or a bikini from 2021 to a Victorian bathing suit from the 1900s.
*Do not use the same designer for the past and present images. Ex: Don’t compare a past Vivienne Westwood corset to a current Vivienne Westwood corset or a past pair of Nike shoes to a current pair of Nike shoes.
Step 3: For each of the 5 image comparisons, provide an explanation of the relationship between the two images, current and historic.
Consider: What was happening during the historic time period that cause the historic style to gain popularity? What was trending or happening socially, economically, politically, with media and celebrities, etc. that impacted the style you’re analyzing? What may have influenced the past designer to create the garment? Why might the garment be popular again today?
* You can briefly discuss specific elements of dress like sleeve, collars, cuffs, color, etc., but please focus on historical detail.
*Please do not give general details about the historic time period that don’t relate specifically to the garment you’re analyzing. Ex: Don’t discuss the space race of the 60s while analyzing a piece of mod fashion that wasn’t influenced by the space race.
Step 4: Create your PowerPoint of 6 slides (5 analysis slides, 1 title)
Primary Sources for Final Historicism Project SPR2021: Refer back to your Week 1 Module for videos on primary sources and reliable sources. Not every source is considered a primary source. DO NOT use blogs (like Vintage Dancer), Wikipedia, personal websites, costume stores (like Halloween costumes), Pinterest, or vintage resale stores (like Ebay or Etsy).
Citations: Citation style varies from field to field. Historical costume sources are often formatted in Chicago style. However, this format is not commonly used outside of historical references, so for the purpose of this project, all sources need to be properly cited in APA format. Please visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ for citation information.
Basic examples are listed below.
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