• Breaking the Script - Fashion Critiques and Conversations

Postlethwaite, Susan, Hoete, Ruby, Ten Bhomer, Marloes, Thiel, Kat and Pollman, Alexa, 2017, Book Section, Breaking the Script - Fashion Critiques and Conversations Conference proceedings: everything and everybody as material: beyond fashion design methods. RMIT university and University of Boras, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-88269-79-9

Abstract or Description:

The role of the fashion designer is broadening and shifting and in our academic as well as our roles as creative practitioners we feel a responsibility to develop new tools and resources for coming generations. A critical reflection on the fashion system- informed by a wide spectrum of roles and reaching from student to industry- is emerging in isolated pockets and on the fringes. We now need to nurture and connect these through the educational structures and institutions in which we work. From our conversations and critique themes, challenges and mostly questions are emerging. We have identified that we miss fashion owned language to describe the new paradigm as well as updates in fashion methodology. As educators we experience the disconnect between students expectations of their education and curriculum, the fashion industry and their future roles within it.We want to share our thoughts in progress through an evolving and participatory manifesto - not as finished document but rather as live provocation towards re-imagining the very structures and material of fashion education - in this case assessment criteria/learning outcomes for fashion education.

Official URL: http://media.everythingeverybodyasmaterial.com/201...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: Kingston University, Ravensborne College, Goldsmiths College, Uni of London
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2017 13:07
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 20:12
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3065
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