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The Curse of the Fashion Destination
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K).
2009 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates a personal experience of misrepresentation and lack of direction in the current fashion culture. Through a theoretic framework, lifted from Jean Baudrillard's System of Objects, it shows how a failure in addressing societal ambivalences can be explained by a severed condition of seriality, and a subsequent loss of time and personality. The emotional dimensions of these issues are explored through experimental writing and formal experiments. The findings point to strategies that work, in a parallel motion from abstraction, counteracting the systematization of industrial objects. Within the context of post-structural theory, the text discusses the potential for pre-exhaustive, ad-valuating and dating actions in design. And, in conjunction with the adjoining exhibition piece, this project is also setting out to explore an alternative fashion discourse.

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2009. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
fashion culture, fashion discourse
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Art History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-74OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-74DiVA: diva2:402887
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Gestaltande forskningsprocesser
Available from: 2011-03-18 Created: 2011-03-10 Last updated: 2011-04-07Bibliographically approved

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