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The Indian Fashion Industry and Traditional Indian Crafts


This study documents the emergence of the high-end fashion industry in India from the mid-1980s to 2005. Drawn from oral histories, magazine articles, and several databases, the study demonstrates that the Indian fashion industry's unique identity, based on heavily embellished traditional styles rather than innovative Western-style cuts and designs, was the result of the actions of early entrepreneurs.

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Christopher Breward and David Gilbert , Fashion's World Cities (Oxford, 2006)

Diana Crane , Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing (Chicago, 2000)

Valerie Steele , Paris Fashion: A Cultural History (Oxford, 1998)

Yuniya Kawamura , The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (Oxford, 2004)

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Business History Review
  • ISSN: 0007-6805
  • EISSN: 2044-768X
  • URL: /core/journals/business-history-review
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