The workshop structure has been developed to use the Dictionary Dressings approach to critically engage with questions and assumptions about fashion and garments beyond the fashion system.
The reduced vestimentary descriptions from the dictionary offer an open playfield that leads to the exploration of shape, material, relation to a body and context. The decoded definition places the outsider in an equally knowledgeable position as the insider and the workshop is therefore open to all participants. Each workshop will be brought together in a catalogue creating a library of re-readings.
The workshop outline is as follows:
– Goal: To reconsider the relationship between clothing and fashion. To question assumptions around clothes. To understand and approach clothing beyond the fashion system. To create an alternative fashion/clothing vocabulary.
– Work form: Analysing and exploring through conversations/dialogue, writing, visualising, making (using media that aligns with the idea) and regularly sharing the progress.
– Brief: Choose a definition. Explore and re-read the definition. Make your own interpretation or translation and share the process.
– Tangible outcome: One edited catalogue per workshop bringing together the alternative translations.
Dictionary Dressings workshops have taken place at, and in collaboration with: HKU (University of the Arts Utrecht), NP3, Minerva Art Academy and ArtEZ Fashion Masters with students from various disciplines.
Thank you Chet Bugter, Delany Boutkan and Floriane Misslin
Zijlstra Naaimachines and Mamamini
Download the workshop catalogues here:
– Workshop 05
HKU, University of the Arts Utrecht. April, 2017. Utrecht, NL
– Workshop 04
NP3/Minerva Art Academy. February 14 – 17, 2017. Groningen, NL
– Workshop 03
HKU, University of the Arts Utrecht. December, 2016. Utrecht, NL
– Workshop 02
ArtEZ Fashion Masters. December 7, 2016. Arnhem, NL
– Workshop 01
HKU, University of the Arts Utrecht. Spring, 2016. Utrecht, NL