Urban Fitness, Gendered Practices, and Fine Art: The Significance of Antonio Lopez's Sporty Styling of Fashion

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Urban Fitness, Gendered Practices, and Fine Art : The Significance of Antonio Lopez's Sporty Styling of Fashion. / Langkjær, Michael Alexander.

In: Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, Vol. 8, No. 2, 28.10.2016, p. 189-211.

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Langkjær, MA 2016, 'Urban Fitness, Gendered Practices, and Fine Art: The Significance of Antonio Lopez's Sporty Styling of Fashion', Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 189-211. https://doi.org/10.1080/17569370.2016.1215127

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Langkjær, M. A. (2016). Urban Fitness, Gendered Practices, and Fine Art: The Significance of Antonio Lopez's Sporty Styling of Fashion. Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, 8(2), 189-211. https://doi.org/10.1080/17569370.2016.1215127

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Langkjær MA. Urban Fitness, Gendered Practices, and Fine Art: The Significance of Antonio Lopez's Sporty Styling of Fashion. Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry. 2016 Oct 28;8(2):189-211. https://doi.org/10.1080/17569370.2016.1215127

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Langkjær, Michael Alexander. / Urban Fitness, Gendered Practices, and Fine Art : The Significance of Antonio Lopez's Sporty Styling of Fashion. In: Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry. 2016 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 189-211.

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abstract = "The author re-examines claims in the literature on Antonio Lopez that from the 1970s this fashion illustrator had significantly influenced the sporty styling of fashion. However, Antonio's 1960s swimsuit-, motorcycling- and varsity-themed ads reveal some prior links with sport. Antonio's later Olympics illustrations, and especially his renditions of bodybuilders and athletes, evoked the urban fitness and hedonism of 1970s and 1980s New York. This went along with inspiration derived from the 1930s' so-called {"}American Scene{"} artists Benton, Marsh and Hopper. Antonio was also influenced by Warhol's portrayals of masculine exhibitionism and homoeroticism. For Antonio, the appeal of sport can be explained by an envious appropriation of the athletic physique as well as a personal re-imaging along sporty lines. The {"}horsetails{"} and {"}centaurs{"} which figure in Antonio's work hint at his spirited sexuality. It is concluded that from the mid-1960s Antonio had already been illustrating sportswear, that he was inspired by depictions of sport and corporeal physicality by fine artists, and that his true significance for the sporty styling of fashion consisted in a {"}Warholian{"} edginess in choice of themes and treatment of motifs at a time of much hedonism and shading of gender.",
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