A Comparative Analysis of Identity and Dress in the Modern Metropolis This capstone project aims to answer the question: how does the identity of a post-modern city affect the manner its inhabitants (or society) self identify through dress? Through the exploration of different international cities, the topic explores how the identity of a city (ethos) influences the identity of the occupants in the city. This thesis explores identity through dress, thus examining how the culture and environment that surrounds an individual shapes their dress practices. The idea of how one dresses ultimately examines clothing’s expressive ties to the values, history, and spirit of a city. As people are the wearers of clothes, this exploration shows the connection of society’s physical environment and how they see themselves.


All content created and curated by Alicia Churilla

2017 - 2018

Thesis publication created during undergrad, in Ryerson Fashion Communications Program.

The Living City

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