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What Makes France a Fashion Power: A Socio-historical Approach
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What Makes France a Fashion Power: A Socio-historical Approach
Cho, KyeongSook;
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Having set a trend for luxury fashion brand markets since the century, France has established the norms and the forms of the fashion business. In addition, it has maintained its status as a leading fashion power by discovering economic value from the intangible value of design and brand, and developing fashion into a high value-added industry. This paper aims to examine the socio-cultural factors that have exerted a positive influence on the formation of "fashion power" in France from a historical perspective. It will focus on four major external historical factors that made France the top fashion power: insights and innovation of French leaders as well as their constant concerns and efforts for the promotion of fashion, a tradition of experimental cultures and arts, open and the public-centered social environment and an atmosphere of cherishing the values of creation, and the establishment of a legitimate system that protects them.
fashion power;French and industrial revolution;French mercantilism;intellectual property;luxury goods industry;socio-cultural factor;the spirit of the times;
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