Re-reading clothing definitions towards alternative fashion perspectives
Femke de Vries, Joke Robaard & Ruby Hoette (Eds.)
Femke de Vries is an artist/researcher who explores the interaction between clothing (as material objects of use) and fashion (as a process of value production). Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by de Vries that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” for a piece of clothing in order to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary. To generate inclusive modes of production, the artist brings together designers, researchers and students to explore opportunities. Overlapping and interlinking theory with hands-on making, she pushes beyond trends and accepted social and design codes to offer a fundamental shift in perspective that contributes valuable insights to the broader cultural discourse of fashion. This softcover volume—co-edited by Ruby Hoette—contains over 250 illustrations plus the work of contributors including Hans Gremmen, Barbara Brownie, BLESS, Conny Groenewegen, Elisa van Joolen, Joke Robaard and Ruby Hoette.
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in. / 392 pp / 216 b&w and 47 color
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