Fashion Beyond Identity: The Three Ecologies Of Dress

Research output: Doctoral thesisResearch external, graduation external

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Abstract

The purpose of this book is to move beyond the association of fashion with the mere representation of identity. Fashion should be understood as much more than that. The book argues that we should view fashion through a heterogeneous prism, one that enables us to think critically about the open-ended, experimental and limitless potential of fashion. In order to do this, a system is presented that allows the study of fashion in both its creative and destructive capacities. This is achieved by examining the potential connections related to fashion, in which social, environmental and mental concerns appear entangled. To overcome fashion’s environmentally destructive and socially exploitative dimensions, it is argued a different mental approach is needed, one which enables us to think about fashion’s affective qualities before the representation of identity comes into play.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Pisters, Patricia, Supervisor, External person
  • Lous Baronian, M.A.M.B. , Co-supervisor, External person
Award date4 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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