Emotional Fit: Activating the embodied fashion knowledge of older women

Katherine Townsend (Artist), Ania Sadkowska (Artist), Jim Boxall (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Abstract

This documentary film (10 mins) communicates practice research into the development of an alternative fashion design methodology, involving academic researchers and a group (n=45) of women, (aged 55-75) from Nottingham, UK. Footage captures creative exchanges via pattern cutting, toiling, fitting and photography sessions - culminating in a public salon where participants modelled the co-created garments. The film is narrated by the women involved who provide a compelling rationale about the role of stylish (age appropriate) clothing to support personal agency; how making clothes in their youth made them feel part of a group; how fashion interests them, and why they currently feel estranged from it.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
Event21st IFFTI Annual Conference: Fashion ID - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester , United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
http://www.iffticonference.com/

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Townsend, K. (Artist), Sadkowska, A. (Artist), & Boxall, J. (Artist). (2019). Emotional Fit: Activating the embodied fashion knowledge of older women. Digital or Visual Media
Emotional Fit: Activating the embodied fashion knowledge of older women. Townsend, Katherine (Artist); Sadkowska, Ania (Artist); Boxall, Jim (Artist). 2019. Event: 21st IFFTI Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester , United Kingdom.

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Townsend, K, Sadkowska, A & Boxall, J, Emotional Fit: Activating the embodied fashion knowledge of older women, 2019, Digital or Visual Media.
Townsend, Katherine (Artist) ; Sadkowska, Ania (Artist) ; Boxall, Jim (Artist). / Emotional Fit: Activating the embodied fashion knowledge of older women. [Digital or Visual Media].
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