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Globalising Men's Style

Owen, PB (2020) Globalising Men's Style. In: My Mersey Paradise, The Fashion of Counter Culture- Obsession, Style, Place Globalising Men's Style, 21 July 2020 - 23 July 2020, London College of Fashion, London, UK.

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Abstract

Liverpool has fashion deeply rooted in its identity. The Terrace Casuals was a British Sub-Culture born on the terraces of Anfield and went on to influence modern menswear as we know it today. Arguably it provided the first accessible space where the working-class man could engage with ‘fashion’ in a positive format. My Mersey Paradise is the current theme to come from The Fashion of Counter Culture, Obsession, Style and Place study.This project involves the archiving of stories from the football terraces of Anfield to the Victorian terraces of the suburbs, along with digitally recording artefacts, photography, magazine references, interviews and other ephemera that informed the Terrace Casuals movement. It is intended to demonstrate the impact and significance that branded labels and vintage sports footwear had in respect of this regional identity. To date, the study has revealed new insight associated with Liverpool and the Merseyside region, from stories of the classic Samba, Mamba, Bamba and Kicks, to icons such as Trimm Trabs, Forest Hills, SLs and Zeldas. The presentation offers extracts from interviews with Robert Wade-Smith, Peter Hooton, Brendan (Jockey) Wyatt and Jay Montessori of Transalpino all of whom have first-hand experience of the movement, and records of personal and private collections. The presentation will provide viewers the chance to engage with rare, original and vintage sneakers and their stories which informed the birth of the Casuals and the emerging style codes which evolved in Liverpool. This much-loved fashion sub-culture, born in the late 70’s and early 80’s on the football terraces of Merseyside has today transitioned deeply into global mens’ fashion culture and psyche.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs > GT500 Costume. Dress. Fashion
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: Self published
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 10:27
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13885

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