Trying it On

Katherine Townsend (Designer), Ania Sadkowska (Designer), Juliana Sissons (Designer), Karen Harrigan (Other), Katherine West (Other), Jim Boxall (Photographer)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition


Trying it On is a film and fashion installation that provides insights into the role and practice of trying things on. The footage captures a group of older women (55-75) from Nottingham, UK participating in the Emotional Fit research project (Townsend et al 2016). The participants are recorded in various scenarios testing fit, modeling and presenting garments they have co-created with the researchers. The sequences reveal the women’s embodied responses to textile and dress objects through socio-material interactions. The film is augmented by 12 garment prototypes made through the collaboration; combining bespoke textiles, geometric cutting and minimal waste principles in support of garment longevity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLoughborough
PublisherLoughborough University
EditionIntersections Exhibition
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017
EventIntersections: Collaborations in Textile Design Research - Loughborough University London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201713 Sep 2017

Bibliographical note

Intersections Catalogue, p.28


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  • Trying it on: Searching for emotional fit

    Townsend, K., Sadkowska, A. & Boxall, J., Jun 2017, (Accepted/In press)

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

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