From Worth to Algorithms: The Role and Dimensions of Authorship in the Field(s) of Fashion Design

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Abstract

What is a fashion designer’s authorship and what role does it play in a fashion designer’s work? This paper examines the concept of authorship in fashion design from a historical, aesthetic and sociological perspective, reflecting on the central ideas by postmodern philosophers and on Bourdieu’s field theory. The modern notion of authorship and the phenomenon of “artification” are regarded as key elements in the emergence and professionalisation of the field of fashion design, as well as its value structure. As rapid changes are taking place in professional practices due to advancements in technology and design culture, this paper asks and suggests how the nature of a fashion designer’s authorship could be understood in our contemporary postindustrial society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAesthetics in Dialogue
Subtitle of host publicationApplying Philosophy of Art in a Global World
EditorsMax Ryynänen, Zoltan Somhegyi
Place of PublicationBern
PublisherPeter Lang
Chapter11
Pages149-167
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-79218-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Keywords

  • authorship
  • fashion designer
  • field theory
  • author function
  • artification
  • deauthorisation
  • postindustrial technology

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