The project investigates designer roles and identities, business development, stakeholders, fashion spaces, brand heritage and customer experiences.
The sheer number of textile and fashion companies points to fashion as the largest field of design activity around Kolding. In autumn 2013 we therefore chose fashion as an open research topic to explore and develop interdisciplinary collaboration between social, technical, cultural and aesthetic disciplines.
As a seed project, the overall aim was to initiate multidisciplinary investigations, identify cases and research topics with a potential for larger projects and to start co-authored publications. We appreciated the heterogeneity of the textile and fashion field as an interesting challenge. It opened a range of topics, from technical aspects of textiles to market and media aspects of fashion.
After an initial mapping of the relevant industries of the areas and fashion spaces (especially retail spaces) the group chose a range of cases that were investigated and discussed throughout the semester.
- La Maison Justian Kunz
- Uniforms for Hospitals, Region Midtjylland
- Design for Change
- 2nd Hand Shops
- Fashion Store Design
- Georg Jensen Damask