Visual and Material Culture: Course

Theoretical Approaches to the Wearing of Clothes

Taragan Yael, Semester 1, Sunday, 14:30-16:00
During this course, we will examine the paradigmatic status of fashion as a discipline, which in recent decades, has gained recognition and legitimacy both as a meaningful cultural practice as well as theoretical discourse and academic research. The importance and significance of clothing theory education will be discussed; questioning why we, as designers, need critical theory alongside practical theory. We will survey classic theories of clothing as well as discuss contemporary critical issues in fashion related to questions of ethics, corporeality, virtual reality, etc.