What is it about?
Populated island ecosystems often exhibit dense boundaries between urban and natural environments, which heighten their inhabitants' sensitivity to issues of sustainability. The Hawaiian Islands' capital city, Honolulu, attracts a variety of styles from all across the world. Contemporary philosophers and fashion scholars analyze consumers’ experiences through the theoretical lenses of hypermodernity and hyperconsumerism. Hyperconsumption is characterized by the dissonance between the pleasures of fashion consumption and the associated environmental and social problems.
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Why is it important?
This visual study articulates how men’s street fashions incorporate references to environmental and social issues to attenuate for contemporary hyperconsumerist contradictions.
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This page is a summary of: Reconciling hyperconsumerism and sustainability in the island ecosystem: A photo essay of men’s street fashion in Honolulu, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, September 2019, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/csmf_00011_1.
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Book: Honolulu Street Style
Hawai’i is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse places in the world due to its central location in the Pacific. Situated at the crossroads of different cultures, Honolulu has a style all of its own. Honolulu Street Style captures this unique approach as it demonstrates how global trends are transformed by stylish Honolulu denizens to give them a unique, local look. Divided into chapters on hair, hats, accessories and beachwear, the book features the styles of people encountered on the street in many different neighbourhoods, with an essay on the history and clothing of Hawai’i as a whole. A highly visual book with full-colour street style photography, Honolulu Street Style will be a landmark publication in the study of place and style.
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