Dis-Comforting, Distancing and Presenting: Mature men’s experiences of fashion

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Abstract

This paper accompanies the fashion installation consisting of the “Dis-Comforting”, “Distancing” and “Presenting” suit jackets, and films, which stem from my doctoral project in which I investigated older men’s experiences of fashion and clothing [1]. The research was conducted through my practice as a creative practitioner and the artefacts are corresponding to the subordinate set of themes which emerged in the process of phenomenological and arts-informed data analysis. In my project I developed a novel hybrid methodology, Arts-Informed Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Rooted in phenomenology and arts, it put to the test the concept of ‘making’ as a valid way of data analysis. The research process built on the concept of the hermeneutic circle; the subsequent activities of writing and making
allowed me to constantly move between different elements of the participants’ experiences of fashion as they grow older, which in turn facilitated the conditions for in-depth understanding and enhanced interpretations of those experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jun 2017
EventEverything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods - The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017
http://everythingeverybodyasmaterial.com/

Bibliographical note

Installation (artefacts and films) presented at the Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods, 7-9 June, The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden.

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    Making and writing; writing and making: Co-constructing experiential knowledge in and through 'doing' fashion

    Sadkowska, A., 20 Mar 2017, Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference . figshare, p. 469-485 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

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    Roles of artefacts in fashion research: Arts-Informed Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    Sadkowska, A., 2017, Proceedings of Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods Conference and Exhibition, Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden, 7-9 June 2017. RMIT University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Dis-Comforting, Presenting and Distancing - artefacts and films presentation

    Sadkowska, A., Dec 2016

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

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