Trying it on: Searching for emotional fit

Katherine Townsend, Ania Sadkowska, Jim Boxall (Photographer)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

Abstract

This short film explores the area of fashion and aging through sequences that communicate the embodied knowledge and sense of agency a group of mature women (55-75) possess through engagement with the materials and processes of fashion. The film is an outcome of co-creative research into designing for the changing aesthetic and physiological needs of older female consumers. Filmed in a series of workshops, photo shoots and ‘trying on’ sessions, it conveys the women’s experience of wearing different garments and textiles and the sense of empowerment this provides when the physical and emotional aspects come together.
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

film and artefacts 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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  • Research Output

    • 2 Conference proceeding
    • 1 Paper
    • 1 Exhibition

    Co-designing, co-experiencing, co-authoring: blurring the lines in participatory research

    Sadkowska, A., Townsend, K. & Goode, J., Jan 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Design as a socio-material practice: reflections on the Emotional Fit collective fashion enquiry

    Townsend, K., Sadkowska, A., Goode, J., Sissons, J. & Harrigan, K., 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, p. 190-199 10 p.

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

  • Trying it On

    Townsend, K., Sadkowska, A., Sissons, J., Harrigan, K., West, K. & Boxall, J., 13 Sep 2017

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

    Open Access
  • Cite this

    Townsend, K. (Author), Sadkowska, A. (Author), & Boxall, J. (Photographer). (Accepted/In press). Trying it on: Searching for emotional fit. Exhibition