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Translating Fashion: Eastern Europe, Western Europe, 1910-2010

Published date
03 Jun 2019

Principal Investigator: Djurdja Bartlett
College: London College of Fashion

Today's fashion in Eastern Europe and Russia is contextualised within the significant political, economic and social changes brought about by the collapse of socialism and the globalisation of information and commerce. New markets, consumerist practices, modes of production and imagery all inform the changed relationship between Eastern Europe and the West, which the research explores through its textual and visual evidence.


Outputs realised from the research project

The varied outcomes of the project Translating Fashion: Eastern Europe, Western Europe, 1910-2010 address both academic and the general public.

They include lectures and seminars taking place during the research project and afterwards, a series of essays to be published in the academic journals, and the authored book – ‘Translating Fashion, East Europe, West Europe, 1910-2010’.


Bartlett, Djurdja (2014) ‘Myth and Reality: Socialist Fashion and Five-Year Plans’. In: Fashion, Consumption and Everyday Culture in the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1985. Verlag Otto Sagner, München, Berlin and Washington, D.C, pp. 9-31. ISBN 978-3-86688-522-6; e-book 978-3-86688-523-3


Bartlett, Djurdja (2013) Coco Chanel and Socialist Fashion. In: Fashion Media: Past and Present. Bloomsbury Academic, London/New York, pp. 46-57. ISBN 978-0-8578-5307-3

Bartlett, Djurdja (2013) Socialist Dandies International: East Europe, 1946-1959. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 17 (3). pp. 249-289. ISSN 1362-704X