Test your knowledge of fashion
FLUX September 2008/9/4
1.What is haute couture?
a)The French word for women’s fashion
b)a production system for unique tailor-made clothing
c)a production system in which outfits from collections are customized to individual customers
2.Who is widely acknowledged to have introduced the catwalk?
a)Charles Frederick Worth
3.The fashion creator who invented the New Look was
4.Who invented prêt-a porter?
b)Yves Saint Laurent
5.What is the Veblen effect?
a)economists’ name for the phenomenon that diamond for a good increases when the price goes up
b)conomists’ name for the concentration of luxury production in geographical clusters
6.Historians and anthropologists agree that the original function of clothing was
a)to keep warm
b)to decorate the body
c)to attract the opposite sex
7.What boutique launched fast fashion?
c)Fiorucci fashion shop
8.The largest European fashion retailer is
9.Which is the biggest Danish fashion company?
a)Munthe plus Simonsen
10.When was the first fashion week for women’s wear in Copenhagen?
11.Which Minister can be spotted at most fashion shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week?
a)The Minister of Culture
b)The Minister of Economic and Business Affairs
c)The Minister of Justice
12.How big was the Danish export of clothing in 2006?
a)17.2 billion kroner
b)18.8 billion kroner
c)25.7 billion kroner
13.Danish Fashion Institute is
a)a union for fashion designers
b)a department in the Danish Ministry of Culture
c)an independent organization that promotes Danish fashion
14.In 2002 what was the average of Chinese made garments in the wardrobe of every single person on the planet?
15.How much textile material does each person in North Europe throw out each year?
a)More than 5 kilos
b)More than 10 kilos
c)More than 15 kilos