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Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia$
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S. Heijin Lee, Christina H. Moon, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479892150

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.001.0001

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Times, Tempos, and the Rhythm of Fast Fashion in Los Angeles and Seoul

Times, Tempos, and the Rhythm of Fast Fashion in Los Angeles and Seoul

(p.269) 10 Times, Tempos, and the Rhythm of Fast Fashion in Los Angeles and Seoul
Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Christina H. Moon

NYU Press

Fast fashion is often a story about the most powerful global retail giants such as Zara and H&M. The rise and dominance of fast fashion within the United States, however, areintimately tied to the work of Korean immigrant communities within downtown Los Angeles. In the last decade alone, Koreans have refashioned the city of Los Angeles into the central hub of fast fashion in the Americas, designing and distributing clothing from Asia to the largest fast-fashion retailers throughout the Americas. This chapter explores the work of these fast-fashion families who blur the lines between design and copy, author and imitator, exploiter and exploited. How do their modes of work profoundly transform the material object of clothing? How do they complicate the assumed directions and global flows of design and production in the global fashion industry? And finally, what role does risk and failure play—in a landscape of creativity, aspiration, and imagining—to make fast fashion even a possibility?

Keywords:   fast fashion, Los Angeles, design, copy, risk, failure, fast-fashion families, time

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