Art And Fashion 2011
The Art & Fashion Residency was an international residency that examined the role of fashion in shaping everyday realities. It explored the individual and collective processes involved in identity-formation, whilst also looking at self-perception and communication through fashion. The history of fashion and its transformative role in the past and the present were also researched during the residency.
About this edition
This residency aimed to push the idea of fashion, highlight new approaches to it, and take the contemporary wearable garment to new heights. The foundation of this process was cross-disciplinary, motivated by political, social and economic realities, yet inspiration would also be drawn from architecture, philosophy, science, history and technology. The residency and its products examined the role that fashion plays in shaping one’s everyday realities and their dreams. It explored the individual and collective processes which occurred in the formation of an identity, whilst also looking at self-perception and communication through fashion and clothing. Questions which would then arise included: What is the role of perception in fashion? What is at play with the wearable garment? What is at stake? The history of fashion and its powerful, transformative role in the past and the present would also be researched.
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