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Clashing Contexts
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Fashion is a social construct and its very essence is to express identity and status. Depending on context we dress differently and we are constantly adapting in order to meet social expectations of dress.

This work explores the relationship between archetypical garments and status. The main objective of this exploration is to challenge hierarchies in fashion by clashing different stereotypes by the means of construction. This implies to question social structures currently present in fashion. Due to these structures, we conform to stereotypical ideas of how to dress, which restricts us.

What could be defined as missing within fashion today is the clash between garments on opposite sides of the hierarchy in fashion. While meetings within the same garment group has been explored before by numerous designers, combining archetypes from opposite sides of the hierarchy is yet relatively unexplored.

If one was to transcend the boundaries and jump freely between garment groups, there is a possibility to select fragments from different categories in a garment to work with. This could then create more free ways of expressing oneself through dress.

What is presented in this work is an approach aiming to challenge hierarchies in fashion. The examples can be read as archetypical and stereotypical hybrids with the intention to question how we dress in certain contexts. Resulting in new meetings of materials and expressions relating to dress codes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Archetypical Garments, Hierarchies, Stereotypes, Fashion Design, Hybrids, Construction
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-14920DiVA, id: diva2:1237675
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Fashion Design
Available from: 2018-08-09 Created: 2018-08-09 Last updated: 2018-08-09Bibliographically approved

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