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”Bättre än konst” : det konceptuella modets plats och potential på en svensk modescen

Eriksson, Felicia LU (2015) MODK63 20151
Division of Fashion Science
Abstract
This is a study covering designers working in the crossover between fashion and art.
By addressing questions regarding attitudes when approaching the relationship
between fashion and art, the aim is to examine whether or not conceptual fashion is
something to focus on at the Swedish design schools and in the Swedish fashion
business. These questions touch on the on-going academic debate and the present state
at the design schools, how operating conceptual designers work and make a living in a
market characterized by low prices, functionality and fast production.

In doing so this study examines not only the theoretical and practical relevance of an
artistic fashion in Sweden, it also contributes to the work of mapping Sweden’s
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This is a study covering designers working in the crossover between fashion and art.
By addressing questions regarding attitudes when approaching the relationship
between fashion and art, the aim is to examine whether or not conceptual fashion is
something to focus on at the Swedish design schools and in the Swedish fashion
business. These questions touch on the on-going academic debate and the present state
at the design schools, how operating conceptual designers work and make a living in a
market characterized by low prices, functionality and fast production.

In doing so this study examines not only the theoretical and practical relevance of an
artistic fashion in Sweden, it also contributes to the work of mapping Sweden’s
fashion industry by including creators who hopefully can be a part of developing
alternatives to the traditional fashion industry.

When looking at the debate on fashion and art, as well as interviewing conceptual
fashion designers and teachers at two Swedish fashion educations; a picture of the
Swedish conceptual fashion scene develops. The Swedish fashion business is mainly
centred on big fashion companies and smaller middle price fashion designers, but
there is also an academic and cultural investment from the Swedish government,
trying to build a national identity as a fashion country. This investment could expand
the possibilities for conceptual fashion designers. Conceptual fashion is also starting
to develop as a genre, in many of the studies referred to in this essay, fashions seems
to make its way in to the cultural arena which has forced fashion designers to cut
some of its roots by dissociating itself from commercialism and market adaptation.
The designers in this rapport seem to be more at ease with the characteristics often
connected to fashion. Instead of distancing them selves they use fashions
dissemination and application features to spread their message in their quest to change
people’s way of using and viewing fashion. (Less)
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Eriksson, Felicia LU
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MODK63 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Conceptual fashion, Sweden, Art, Design schools, Designers.
language
Swedish
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8047170
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  abstract     = {This is a study covering designers working in the crossover between fashion and art.
By addressing questions regarding attitudes when approaching the relationship
between fashion and art, the aim is to examine whether or not conceptual fashion is
something to focus on at the Swedish design schools and in the Swedish fashion
business. These questions touch on the on-going academic debate and the present state
at the design schools, how operating conceptual designers work and make a living in a
market characterized by low prices, functionality and fast production.

In doing so this study examines not only the theoretical and practical relevance of an
artistic fashion in Sweden, it also contributes to the work of mapping Sweden’s
fashion industry by including creators who hopefully can be a part of developing
alternatives to the traditional fashion industry.

When looking at the debate on fashion and art, as well as interviewing conceptual
fashion designers and teachers at two Swedish fashion educations; a picture of the
Swedish conceptual fashion scene develops. The Swedish fashion business is mainly
centred on big fashion companies and smaller middle price fashion designers, but
there is also an academic and cultural investment from the Swedish government,
trying to build a national identity as a fashion country. This investment could expand
the possibilities for conceptual fashion designers. Conceptual fashion is also starting
to develop as a genre, in many of the studies referred to in this essay, fashions seems
to make its way in to the cultural arena which has forced fashion designers to cut
some of its roots by dissociating itself from commercialism and market adaptation.
The designers in this rapport seem to be more at ease with the characteristics often
connected to fashion. Instead of distancing them selves they use fashions
dissemination and application features to spread their message in their quest to change
people’s way of using and viewing fashion.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Felicia},
  keyword      = {Conceptual fashion,Sweden,Art,Design schools,Designers.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Bättre än konst” : det konceptuella modets plats och potential på en svensk modescen},
  year         = {2015},
}