FASHION AND CREATIVITY
FASHION AND CREATIVITY
Academic year 2022/2023
- Course ID
- Eleonora Chiais (Course owner)
- Degree course
- Cultural Heritage and Creativity for tourism and territorial development
- 2nd year
- Teaching period
- First semester
- Affine or integrative
- Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
- L-ART/06 - cinema, photography and television
- Type of examination
- THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN A.A. 2022-23.
THIS COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING TO A.A. 2023-24
Sommario del corso
Fashion and creativity are united by an inseparable bond. The course aims to provide students with the first tools to approach the fashion universe by interpreting its links with creativity.
In the first part of the course we will ask two questions: "why fashion never goes out of fashion" and "what link exists between fashion and creativity".
The indispensable theoretical basis for approaching the fashion universe in its complexity will then be offered through a brief historical reconstruction of the link between fashion and creativity (from the second half of the twentieth century to the present) and through the presentation of methodological tools for approaching fashion studies.
In the concluding part of the course we will focus on three case studies: fashion and subcultures, the link between fashion industry and heritage and the "myth" of sustainable fashion.
Results of learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will master the useful tools for a first approach to the fashion universe in the context of the theoretical bases related to the subject.
- Why does fashion never go out of fashion?
- Fashion and creativity: what link?
- A brief history of fashion (1960-2020);
- Fashion theories: the methodological tools.
- When change comes from below: the creativity of subcultures in the fashion world;
- Fashion, creativity and heritage;
- The "myth" of sustainable fashion.
Frontal lessons and class discussion. Classroom exercises on current topics.
Lessons will be face-to face in attendance.
Learning assessment methods
The exam is written and consists of 31 multiple choice questions. After passing the written exam (with a grade >17) it will be possible, for those who wish, to take an oral exam to change the grade.
There is one exam for non-attenders (on the bibliography for non-attenders) and one exam for attenders (on the bibliography for attenders). In order to take the exam as a frequent attendee, it is essential to hand in the exercises that will be explained in the lessons.
Submission of a written paper (approximately 10,000 characters including spaces, to be delivered by e-mail at least one week before the exam date) on a topic relevant to the course is optional for both attending and non-attending students. Here the editorial standards. The topic is free as long as the topic addressed is relevant to the course syllabus.
For addictional informations students are invited to contact the teacher directly via e-mail.
Suggested readings and bibliography
- Fashion Theory. An Introduction
- Year of publication:
- Malcolm Barnard
Additional bibliographic materials will be included by the beginning of course.