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The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
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Trickle-up theory offers an explanation of the influence of style bloggers turned tastemakers in the latest development of street style fashion. The impact of style bloggers continues to grow, as does that of the industry insiders and celebrities who are repeatedly photographed at various events and introduced to the world online. Street style magnets attract photographers and tweeters, and eager to please their audience they preen and pose like peacocks.