Radical Fashion Exercises
A Workbook of Modes and Methods
Editors: Laura Gardner, Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran
Contributors: Aïcha Abbadi, Federico Antonini, Claudia Arana, Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, Stéphanie Baechler, Linnea Bågander, Laura Banfield, Anouk Beckers, Mary-Lou Berkulin, heeten bhagat, Dinu Bodiciu, Silvia Bombardini, Chet Julius Bugter, Otto von Busch, Francesca Capone, Rachael Cassar, Dal Chodha, Lidya Chrisfens, Remie Cibis, Marieke Coppens, Lenn Cox, Eleonora De Chiara, Ashish Dhaka, Paola Di Trocchio, Andrea Eckersley, Aimilia Efthimiou, Laura & Deanna Fanning, Chinouk Filique de Miranda, Kate Fletcher, Laura Gardner, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Julie Gork, Kasia Zofia Gorniak, Nakako Hayashi, Marjanne van Helvert, Ruby Hoette, Lou Hubbard, Marie Hugsted, Elisa van Joolen, Sanne Karssenberg, Noorin Khamisani, Sonika Soni Khar, Jessie Kiely, Seohee Kim, Maria Kley, Anika Kozlowski, Valerie Lange, Ulrik Martin Larsen, Maaike Lauwaert, Alice Lewis, Matthew Linde, Saul Marcadent, Marco Marino, Georgia McCorkill, Kate Meakin, Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran, Gabriele Monti, Claire Myers, Udochi Nwogu, Sanem Odabaşı, Naoko Ogawa, Oluwasola Kehinde Olowo-Ake, PAGEANT: Amanda Cumming & Kate Reynolds, Marco Pecorari, Anabel Poh, PUGMENT, Eloise Rapp, Liam Revell, Harriette Richards, Nicole K. Rivas, Todd Robinson, Mikhail Rojkov, Martine Rose, Shanzhai Lyric, Soft Baroque's Nicholas Gardner & Saša Štucin, Sihle Sogaula, Shanna Soh, Vidmina Stasiulytė, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, Sang Thai, Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen, Clemens Thornquist, Amy Twigger Holroyd, Jeppe Ugelvig, Alessandra Vaccari, Aurélie Van de Peer, Adele Varcoe, Femke de Vries, Ferdinand Waas, Beata Wilczek, Lillian Wilkie, Annie Wu, Patricia Wu Wu
Design: Line Arngaard
July 2023, Valiz | pb | 304 pp. | 22 x 15 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-94-93246-19-5
Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran and Laura Gardner are fashion researchers, lecturers and writers. Daphne holds a PhD from Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo; Laura from RMIT University in Melbourne. They are both lecturers in the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Over one hundred tried, tested, and speculative exercises that expand the way we look at fashion, how we are part of its system, and how we can practice fashion otherwise.
Radical Fashion Exercises contains a copious collection of bottom-up activities, prompts, and workshops designed by contributors (from all around the globe), who explore fashion in an expanded field. Designers, curators, artists, educators, fashion practitioners, DIY home sewers, students, and other creatives responded to the book’s open call with contributions that challenge how to practice fashion and reflect on its systems, politics and economics. The exercises collected in this book embrace interdisciplinarity, experimentation, and aesthetics and widen fashion’s horizons as a medium for expression, embodiment and sociality.
Radical Fashion Exercises assembles methods for learning and practicing fashion in meaningful, radical and responsible ways. The book is an inspiring tool for design students, designers, writers, and practitioners of diverse disciplines to challenge fashion as a commodity and polluting structure in these times of uncertainty and upheaval.