Interrogating Fashion

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DECEMBER 2009

Publication of chapter Considerate Design [etc] in 'Designing for the 21st Century:Interdisciplinary Methods and Findings. Authors Sandy Black, Claudia Eckert, Philip Delamore, Frances Geesin, Steven Harkin, Penelope Watkins.

APRIL, NOVEMBER 2009

Publication of first two issues of the international journal Fashion Practice: design creative process and the fashion industry. Berg Publishers, Oxford and New York

FEBRUARY 2008

Publication of Eco Chic: the Fashion Paradox , author Prof Sandy Black, Black Dog Publishing, London

DECEMBER 2007

Prof. Sandy Black has written the chapter Interrogating Fashion: New Paradigms for Fashion in the 21st Century in 'Designing for the 21st Century:Insights and Quesions', edited by Tom Inns, published by Gower Ashgate.

OCTOBER 2007

Prof. Sandy Black's paper on Interrogating Fashion-Practice, Process and Presentation: Co-ordinating an Interdisciplinary Research Cluster was published in the ‘Design Principles and Practices International Journal', Vol 1, Issue 4

APRIL 2007

INTERROGATING FASHION SUCCESSFUL PHASE 2 PROJECT FUNDING!

A new project Considerate Design for Personalised Fashion Products has been funded in the 2nd phase of the Designing for the 21st Century initiative, commencing in April 2007.

This is a joint research project between London College of Fashion and Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, led by Prof. Sandy Black and Dr Claudia Eckert. The project will develop a model of Considerate Design for application in a range of industry contexts, which will be developed and tested through the creation of personalised seamfree knitwear, bespoke bags and pseudo-textiles conformable to the body. Cluster members Dr Penelope Watkins, Dr Frances Geesin, Steven Harkin, Philip Delamore and Freedom of Creation formed the research team the project which finished in summer 2009.

OCTOBER 2006

INTERROGATING FASHION and THE FASHION PARADOX have inspired THE INSTITUTE of NANOTECHNOLOGY and UNILEVER RESEARCH.

Prof. Sandy Black presented the Fashion Paradox concept and asked if nanotechnology can solve The Paradox in a paper called 'Nanotechnologies for Tunable Textiles?' at the recent conference Nanotechnologies and Smart Textiles for Industry and Fashion, which took place at the Royal Society, London on 11th and 12th October 2006.

Dr Phil Sams of Unilever R&D in Laundry and Garment Care also gave his perspective on Nanotechnology and The Fashion Paradox.

Contact Gemma McCulloch on 01786 447520 or email gemma.mcculloch@nano.org.uk for further details. www.nano.org.uk

OCTOBER 2006

DESIGN21C 2nd PHASE RESULTS ANNOUNCED

The AHRC & EPSRC received 60 proposals totalling £12million for research projects to continue the work of the Designing for the 21st Century Initiative. Details of the funded projects can be found at www.ahrc.ac.uk/design21 and at www.design21.dundee.ac.uk

'Designing for the 21st Century is a joint initiative between the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It has a budget of £6.5m and will run from 2005 to 2009. By working together, the AHRC and the EPSRC hope to encourage applicants from across the remits of both funding bodies to work collaboratively and foster understanding of the different perspectives of design research. The initiative itself aims to support leading-edge design research which will explore new modes of design thinking suitable for the challenges of designing for 21st Century society. 'The closing date was 6 April 2006 and 19 phase 2 projects have been funded.

NOVEMBER 2005

INTERROGATING FASHION TWO-DAY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT EVENT

Following a series of workshops and discussions throughout the year, INTERROGATING FASHION research cluster activities for 2005 culminated in a two-day research development event. Presenting key themes emerging from the cluster, addressing the interface between old and new technologies and providing a platform for further discussion and development of research projects within the cluster themes. This event attracted 60 colleagues - delegates and presenters - who debated the emerging research issues surrounding the future of fashion in an interdisciplinary environment. Watch this space for report and forthcoming DVD of proceedings (available March 2007).

Monday 28th November 2005 @ the ICA, The Mall, London

Panel Debate on Digital Fashion and Experimental Fashion Demonstrations by Joanna Berzowska, Rhythmi-city by Thomas Kitazawa with Georgie Ichikawa, Interactive Jewellery by Sarah Kettley, Miriorama by Jeremy Radvan and Stuart Smith of Laptop Jams.

IS THE FUTURE OF FASHION DIGITAL? report on the ICA session

Download the report (Word doc, 44kb)

Tuesday 29th November 2005 @ London College of Fashion, Oxford Circus, London

Keynote speakers Joanna Berzowska, Lucy Orta, Katharine Hamnett, and parallel workshops on Digital Fashion, Fashion in Context and The Fashion Paradox. Plus 'Performance for Passers-by' by Caroline Broadhead and Angela Woodhouse, Fashion Exchange event and display of cluster members' work.


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