In contemporary fashion, creative practitioners are actively seeking to challenge traditional practices and question the very definition of their discipline. While the mainstream fashion industry continues to uphold commercial boundaries, there are emergent practices that propose alternate value systems and different ways of thinking, doing, and being fashion. These are expanded fashion practices: experimental methods, curiosity, and criticality that have the ability to interrogate the social, cultural, political, and environmental impacts of fashion and point to a future that transcends the current capitalist paradigm.
Modus gathers and maps these diverse and rich practices and provides a platform to bridge the divide between theory and practice in fashion. It facilitates conversations between the practitioners working in this expanded field and writers/theorists from a range of disciplines including sociology, cultural and critical theory, politics, and economics to help formulate new perspectives on fashion.
Texts by: Ruby Hoette, Caroline Stevenson, (D&K) Ricarda Bigolin, Janice Miller, T'ai Smith, and Ellen Sampson & Alexis Romano.
Editor(s): Ruby Hoette, Caroline Stevenson
Design: Roland Brauchli
Dimensions: 7 x 9.5 in.