PRESENTED BY: MARIA HABIB JOSEPH REZZI GEORGES KHALIFE LILIANE MOUSSA HAYTHAM HOUBAIKAINSTUCTOR: Mrs. Guilda Sfeir
Outline: 1-Definition 4- India (clothing culture) 2-Introduction 5- Summary 3- France (clothing culture)
Introduction: The simplest way to think about culture is to think about the distinction between our biology and genetics or our environment and surroundings that also shape our identities. Because of our biology and genetics, we have a particular form and we have certain abilities. But our biological nature does not exclusively determine who we are. For that, we need culture
Definition: “Culture is the deeper level of basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organization, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic ‘taken for granted’ fashion an organizations view of its self and its environment.” -- Edgar Schein
Culture as shared meaning Culture is very much about groups, and a basic need of groups is to be able to communicate, both at a superficial level (for which ordinary language largely suffices) and also at a deeper level of meaning. At this deeper level, words, actions and things can become imbued with special and specific meaning for the group, for example: A group-specific jargon and language, for example derogatory descriptors of outsiders. Rituals for greetings, meetings, punishments and other group processes. Artwork and artifacts that symbolize and remind the group of their history. People and roles that help share
Fashion:A- France (clothing culture): French clothing and culture go hand-in-hand. A country and people that take great pride in their status as taste-makers, the French, in many ways, define style and sophistication around the world. Characterized by well- tailored, classically chic pieces in grays, blacks and whites, the clothing worn by the citizens of France reflect the countrys commitment to a laissez-faire, yet fabulous lifestyle. History The French fashion tradition has set the pace for Western fashion since the 18th century when engravings of the latest trends out of Paris circulated across Europe. In 1858, English-born Charles Frederick Worth established the standards for haute couture, which include creating made-to-order garments out of a studio in Paris that employs at least 15 people. The status of haute couture is protected by the French government and lends acclaim to the fashion houses which meet their standards.
Significance To the French, fashion is not only about necessity or trend, it is about creating a sense of style that cannot be replicated. Perhaps the most influential French designer, couturier and icon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel once said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." This attitude holds and can be found in French clothing that directly reflects French culture. Expert Insight French clothing and culture are characterized by an illusive, je ne sais quoi, that cannot be replicated. However, one can be inspired by looking to fashion icons such as Brigitte Bardot, Carine Roitfeld and Carla Bruni. Also, street-style bloggers including Garance Doré, Punky- B and The Sartorialist often capture French fashion straight off the streets of Paris, Rennes and the Riviera.
B- India (clothing culture):Indian culture is as varied. Just as each region has its own language, food and lifestyles, so also it has its own traditional mode of dressing. A half sari worn to college in the southern states would be subject to ridicule in the northern or western regions.
In indian culture, the body is invested with various meanings. This is reflected in its rich sculptural tradition. Throughout the kinds of costumes and accessories worn can be seen to fulfill two criteria: simplicity and opulence.
Summary:Each country has it’s specific culture that differentiates it from other countries.The most important thing to fit in any society is to accept all cultures no matter what they are and must be accepted and respected all over the world!