Unfolding Artisanal Fashion

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This article examines entrepreneurial small-scale labels that share an artisanal
approach to fashion design and production. This approach bridges fashion and artisanship by integrating skillful design and craftsmanship in the context of contemporary fashion. In this study, artisanal fashion is understood as “skillful materiality”, which signifies the artisanal qualities of the design and production processes such as skillfulness, craftsmanship, and materiality, and recognizes the integrated role of the artisanal designer. Besides the tangible elements of artisanal fashion, the article also discusses the immaterial qualities of artisanal work.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-552
Number of pages22
JournalFASHION THEORY: THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY AND CULTURE
Volume23
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • artisanal fashion, fashion designer, skill, craft, materiality

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