Did the rise of youth culture and fashion in post-war Britain help to change the relationship between class and dress?

Williams, Kathryn (2013) Did the rise of youth culture and fashion in post-war Britain help to change the relationship between class and dress? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Fashion has always been a classic status indicator. Along with economics and social psychology, social standing is a chief determinant of the fashion system; keeping it moving forward. The concept embodies the things we most associate with class: wealth, consumption and, most important for many Britons, taste. In this essay I will look specifically at how the social and economic changes Britain underwent in the Fifties and Sixties contributed to the emergence of youth subcultures and changes in dress, and how these aspects helped to define a change in the relationship between class and fashion. I will begin by investigating the history of the relationship between these two things.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 14:39
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12585

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