Towards a common space for research in fashion

Mossinkoff, M and Kent, A ORCID: 0000-0002-9741-4335, 2016. Towards a common space for research in fashion. In: Higgins, D ORCID: 0000-0002-0632-5717 and Dhupa, V, eds., In This Place: Cumulus Association Biannual International Conference: conference proceedings, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 27 April - 1 May 2016. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE, pp. 92-97. ISBN 9780992887810

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify the characteristics of a future fashion space for research. Not so much future as an imminent space where various scholars and disciplines focusing on fashion can understand each other, and also
come to new research ideas and projects. The binary distinctions between creative and non-creative have found
their way into academic thinking: left and right brain, visual and textual reporting, quantitative and qualitative; these dichotomies tend to stereotype research approaches. However, the future spaces of fashion must demolish this world view to account for the convergence of designers and marketers, theory and practice, digital and physical. Within the converged space, access, process and content form the essential elements. The content will increasingly be drawn from existing and new disciplines, sub-disciplines or maybe trans-disciplines. The processes will be driven by methodologies and particularly the critical development of methodologies from different disciplines. These diverse scholars however should share a language; that is where we intend to contribute. To follow up on
Lipovetsky's democratising power of fashion, in the future fashion space there are no boundaries. We propose a framework for methodological pluralism which foregrounds triangulation and hermeneutics. Triangulation provides the measurement instruments that must be formulated in an objective or neutral way for replicability that combine with the reflection on one's own influence on results. These quite fundamental heuristics can constitute the foundations of the new 'rules' for research and project formulation in fashion.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Mossinkoff, M. and Kent, A.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: December 2016
Rights: Copyright © 2016. The copyright of each paper in this conference proceedings is the property of the author(s). Permission is granted to reproduce copies of these works for purposes relevant to the above conference, provided that the author(s), source and copyright notice are included on each copy. For other uses please contact the author(s) via their institution or organisation.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 10 Feb 2017 16:49
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:25
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30153

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