I suggest that thesis writers take every possible opportunity to articulate their topic under severe space or time constraints.One possibility: look to see if your campus is having a Three Minutes Thesis competition this term; the first round at U of T is being held on March 22.
It should give some idea of why you chose to study this area, giving a flavour of the literature, and what you hoped to find out.
Don’t include too many citations in your introduction: this is your summary of why you want to study this area, and what questions you hope to address.
This means that your introduction can be much clearer about what exactly you chose to investigate and the precise scope of your work.
Remember, whenever you actually write it, that, for the reader, the introduction is the start of the journey through your work.
Writing a dissertation on culture and fashion requires exploring various areas pertaining to clothing, fashion values, etc.
To ease the process of drafting a dissertation, one should evaluate various fashion topics and related concepts critically.
The best way to ensure that you can do this is to give yourself enough time to write a really good introduction, including several redrafts.
A few weeks ago, I had a post on writing introductions, in which I discussed the standard three moves of an introduction.
You can, and should, update your introduction several times as your ideas develop.
Keeping the introduction in mind will help you to ensure that your research stays on track.