Fashion Knowledge: Theories, Methods, Practices and Politics (Paperback)

Fashion Knowledge: Theories, Methods, Practices and Politics By Elke Gaugele (Editor), Monica Titton (Editor) Cover Image

Fashion Knowledge: Theories, Methods, Practices and Politics (Paperback)

By Elke Gaugele (Editor), Monica Titton (Editor)

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On theory and method in the changing field of fashion studies. 

At a point when fashion studies are expanding and the fashion industry is at a crucial point of change, Fashion Knowledge makes a valuable contribution to the field. The book explores current issues in fashion research, with a focus on the relationship between theory and practice. This edited collection assembles academic essays and intellectual activism next to visual essays and artistic interventions, proposing a different concept for fashion research that eschews the traditional logic of academic fashion studies. It features acclaimed designers, artists, curators, and theorists whose work investigates the multi-faceted debates on the rise of practice-based research in fashion. Contributors look at new forms of fashion knowledge that are forming along with shifting practices, shedding light on the entanglement of fashion and politics in both contemporary and historical moments.
Elke Gaugele is a cultural anthropologist and professor of fashion, styles, and contextual design at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Monica Titton is a sociologist, fashion theorist, and senior scientist in the Department of Fashion Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Product Details ISBN: 9781789387681
ISBN-10: 178938768X
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 200
Language: English
"Fashion Knowledge offers a variety of thought-provoking methods and practices for critical interrogations. Two of the high points of the volume address decolonization: the first thinking through historical research and the second with a distinctly contemporary bend. [...] Gaugele, Titton and their contributors demonstrate that research methods are helpful to challenge existing ways of knowing and can be used to questioning historic structures and developing more equitable practices. [...] This is a thoughtful collection and critical intervention into research methods that is much needed. Gaugele and Titton should be lauded for pulling together these diverse voices, perspectives and efforts at decolonizing and democratizing fashion research. This volume is a welcomed step forward in the growing area of fashion studies and certainly has the potential to shift contemporary critical practices."
 
— Myles Ethan Lascity, Fashion, Style & Popular Culture