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Department
Fashion
Course
FSN 223
Professor
benbarry
Semester
Winter

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FSN 223 – Lecture 1 What is Fashion Theory? Dress vs. style vs. fashion Distinct meaning in fashion theory Dress: all clothing people have on including hairstyle, tattoos, accessories, every aspect  of self presentation.  Fashion: main mode of dress. Shared by a group of people, punctuated by a certain period  of time.  Style: distinctive. Combination of silhouette, fabric, colouring, details. How things are  put together. The way in which the combinations of dress make someone distinctive.  A lens to understand a phenomenon, each theory allows you to see things through a  different lens, perspective.  Fashion is interdisciplinary Theories around: Psychology, sociology, business, design and fine art, history, political science Fashion is more an ecosystem than a garment.  We need to disrupt fashion.  Reimagine the fashion system Use fashion as a platform to empower and create social change. Become undergraduate researchers and become fashion innovators Values, vulnerability and disruption Vulnerability is seen as weakness but could it be the beginning of innovation Fashion, Diffusion and Change Fashion bodies and representation Design thinking and paradigm shifts Fashion, gender and consumer culture Fashion and intersectional identity Emotionally considerate design Fashion and art The new business of fashion Social entrepreneurship – using fashion to empower people (dare magazine) Fashion , diversity and fierceness Fashion tech
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