A Designer's Material Aesthetics Reflections On Fashion And Technology

Pauline Van Dongen

Publisher Artez Press

ISBN 9789491444593

Idea Code 19499

The prevailing understanding of technology tends to focus either on its functional or instrumental value or on its expressive qualities as a matter of representation. Pauline van Dongen argues for the need to reframe the role of technology in fashion, examining how wearables – garments that combine electronics and digital materials with textiles – can become integral to fashion’s everyday reality. Her own practice as a fashion designer is informed by the concept of material aesthetics. In this book she explores perspectives as a design researcher engaged in a reflective analysis of processes and outcomes, and discusses work created in the context of her design studio.

288 p, ills colour, 16 x 24 cm, hb, English


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