Fashion as Symbol | Annette Lynch

Annette Lynch

Fashion as Symbol

Symbolic Dimension of Fashion


Fashion symbols:

Nonverbal communication:

Law of association:


Impression Management:

I. Fashion as Symbol

II. The Language of Fashion Symbols

III. Fashion Symbols as Nonverbal Communication

    A. Characteristics of Fashion Symbols

IV.  The Process of Interpreting Appearance Symbols

    A. Perceiving Fashion Symbols

    B. Giving Meaning to Fashion Symbols

        1. Law of association

        2. Personal variables conveyed by fashion symbols

        3. Social characteristics conveyed by fashion symbols

V.  Application of Fashion Symbolism: DeLong Visual Analysis System

FLAT: Carolina Herrera: Fall 2013                               


ROUNDED: Carolina Herrera: Fall 2013

STRONG figure ground contrast: Dior Couture Spring 2013                                                          

WEAK Figure Ground Contrast: Dior Couture Spring 2013

PART / WHOLE: Paris Men's Collections 2013


Closed Silhouette: Dior Spring 2013 Couture                       Open Silhouette: Dior Spring 2013 Couture