High Glamour: Magical Clothing and Talismanic Fashion

The iconography and visuals associated with magic are highly evocative and responsible for a major part of its appeal. The strong, often iconoclastic imagery exerts a particularly powerful draw for the artist or craftsperson because of its ability to fire the imagination, and to inspire creative wor...

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Published in:The pomegranate
Subtitles:Special Issue: Paganism, art, and fashion
Main Author: Rodgers, Charlotte
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Equinox Publ. [2020]
In: The pomegranate
Year: 2019, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, Pages: 172-185
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Clothing / Fashion / Magic / Graphic symbol / Neopaganism
IxTheo Classification:AD Sociology of religion; religious policy
AG Religious life; material religion
AZ New religious movements
Further subjects:B Tarot
B couture
B Fashion
B Aesthetics
B Contemporary Paganism
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Summary:The iconography and visuals associated with magic are highly evocative and responsible for a major part of its appeal. The strong, often iconoclastic imagery exerts a particularly powerful draw for the artist or craftsperson because of its ability to fire the imagination, and to inspire creative work in response. Until recent times, creative interpretations of magic within mainstream fashion have mainly been on a subtle and subversive level; generally within a counter cultural context.  So why is magical symbolism being appropriated within high fashion at this particular point in time?
ISSN:1743-1735
Contains:Enthalten in: The pomegranate
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1558/pome.41521