Is Fashion in Need of a Paradigm Shift: If yes, how might that affect the creation of fashion and thus the fashion design education?

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The objective of this paper is to explore the potential benefits of integrating interdisciplinary perspectives and research areas between engineering, aesthetics and users in the making of fashion apparel. The purpose is to obtain a more holistic approach to the working processes employed by the stakeholders in their allied effort to produce fashion products that are aligned with the preferences of the users. The intention with a holistic approach is to create more sustainable products as well as a more sustainable workflow to reduce the number of wasted samples. In this paper, we understand sustainability to be a process focusing on consideration. That is, a process in which stakeholders at once reconcile their work approaches, and concomitant consideration in the approach to the users in an early stage The research proceeds through two entry points. The first opens up to a research area, which addresses the complexity of fit and sizing and its impact on women’s buying behavior and self/self-esteem; this research looks into aesthetic fit, technical fit and commercial fit through empirical research and 3D scanning. The second entry point opens up to a research area, which addresses trend mechanisms and the correlation between fashion trends and customer preferences with focus on older age groups. The research is work in progress and the paper elaborates on the process of combining the empirical research from the two research areas and the rationale for selecting the binary position.
TitelCumulus Working Papers : Open Design for E-very-thing
RedaktørerCecile Kung, Elita Lam, Yanki Lee
Antal sider5
UdgivelsesstedHong Kong
ForlagInternational Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-952-60-0081-7
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedCumulus Conference Hongkong: Open Design for Everything - Hongkong, Hongkong, Hong Kong
Varighed: 21 nov. 201625 nov. 2016


KonferenceCumulus Conference Hongkong
Land/OmrådeHong Kong
NavnCumulus Working Papers


  • Æstetik, design og medier
  • alignment
  • design education
  • sustainability