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Dysfashional

Author : Luca Marchetti
ISBN : UCSD:31822037116712
Genre : Design
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This book is a brave new fashion project, but rather than exhibiting clothes and styles, Dysfashional explores the broad range of materials and mechanisms that turn fashion into a way of representing personal identity and experience. Staged like a construction site, Dysfashional tackles the seemingly frivolous yet vital realm of fashion, by examining the approaches and perspectives of designers and artists from diverse backgrounds. A dramatic journey into the creative process as center stage. With: Hussein Chalayan, Jean Colonna & Jeff Burton, Hiroaki Ohya, Maison Martin Margiela, Antonio Marras, Grit & Jerszy Seymour, SHOWstudio, Raf Simons, Sissel Tolaas, Gaspard Yurkievich, BLESS, Herms, You Wear It Well, and many more key international designers.

The End Of Fashion

Author : Adam Geczy
ISBN : 9781350045057
Genre : Social Science
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Attitudes to fashion have changed radically in the twenty-first century. Dress is increasingly approached as a means of self-expression, rather than as a signifier of status or profession, and designers are increasingly treated as 'artists', as fashion moves towards art and enters the gallery, museum, and retail space. This book is the first to fully explore the causes and implications of this shift, examining the impact of technological innovation, globalization, and the growth of the internet. The End of Fashion focuses on the ways in which our understanding of fashion and the fashion system have transformed as mass mediation and digitization continue to broaden the way that contemporary fashion is perceived and consumed. Exploring everything from the rise of online shopping to the emergence of bloggers as power elites who have revolutionized the terrain of traditional fashion reportage, this volume anatomizes a world in which runway shows now compete with live-streaming, digital fashion films, Instagram, and Pinterest. Bringing together original, cutting-edge contributions from leading international scholars, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in exploring the dramatic shifts that have shaken the fashion world this century – and what they might say about larger changes within an increasingly global and digital society.

Empowering Users Through Design

Author : David Bihanic
ISBN : 9783319130187
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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At the crossroads of various disciplines, this collective work examines the possibility of a new end-user “engagement” in ongoing digital/technological products and services development. It provides an overview of recent research specifically focused on the user’s democratic participation and empowerment. It also enables readers to better identify the main opportunities of participatory design, a concept which encourages the blurring of the role between user and designer. This allows people to escape their status as “end-user” and to elevate themselves to the level of creator. This book explores new avenues for rethinking the processes and practices of corporate innovation in order to cope with current socio-economic and technological changes. In so doing, it aims to help companies renew industrial models that allow them to design and produce new ranges of technological products and services by giving the user an active role in the development process, far beyond the basic role of consumer. Intended for designers, design researchers and scientists interested in innovation and technology management, this book also provides a valuable resource for professionals involved in technology-based innovation processes.

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