Aesthetics; Creative Industries; Evaluation; Fashion; Management; Organizations; Sociology of Culture: Style;
Why is Style not in Fashion? Using the Concept of ‘Style’ to Understand the Creative Industriesin Frontiers of creative industries: exploring structural and categorical dynamics (Research in the Sociology of Organizations - vol. 55)
Authors: Godart Frederic
Because we lack a usable definition of the concept of style to inform research on the creative industries, this chapter takes a first step toward developing a style-based perspective on them.The use of style in disciplines where the study of creative industries occupies a notable position (sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and management) is compared and contrasted with a series of related concepts (status, fashion, trend, genre, movement, and category).Style is defined as a durable, recognizable pattern of aesthetic choices. Propositions that relate style to an organization’s creative performance are formulated for two types of audience: insiders and outsiders.