Critical Notes on Designing Fashion: The Ironic Relationship between Authorship and Responsibility

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Abstract

In the contemporary society where fashion designers no longer dictate the creation of fashion, what they create embrace both material clothes and immaterial fashion regardless of their intentions. However, a contradiction is found while considering the relationship between what fashion designers desire to create (fashion) and what they actually create (clothes). Clothes become fashion through a social process; thus, fashion has shared authorship. Meanwhile, the process of making clothes have been overshadowed by selective designers and their imagemaking tendency for creating immaterial fashion. Moreover, the making of clothes requires involvements of multiple actors beyond the designers. Thus, this explorative presentation intends to call out fashion designers for taking a fuller responsibility of their creative practices while acknowledging co-authorship and being sensitive to their sociocultural and environmental impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArt of Research 2020
Subtitle of host publicationAuthorship and Responsibility
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherAalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventArt of Research Conference: Authorship and Responsibility - Aalto University, Otaniemi campus, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 3 Dec 20204 Dec 2020
Conference number: 7
https://artofresearch2020.aalto.fi/

Conference

ConferenceArt of Research Conference
Abbreviated titleAoR
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period03/12/202004/12/2020
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