ISSN 2053-7077 | Online ISSN 2053-7085
Susan Ingram, York University, Toronto, Canada
The Urban Chic series is premised on the fact that a new wave of urban change is afoot. It is a series of ‘locational histories of cities’ fashion’ that use unique spaces of specific cities to show the interplay between fashion in its art historical understanding as clothing or dress, on one hand, and fashion more broadly conceived as social change, on the other. Each volume seeks to establish how a city’s urban imaginary has evolved in dialogue with the fashion system, and how cultural institutions involving dress, design, and particular looks and styles have informed those imaginaries.