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From Augmented to Authentic, Weaving the Past into the Future.

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Project Description

This project explores ways to educate consumers about the sustainability, craftsmanship, heritage and value of traditional fashion and textile products, using a variety of mediums such as film and immersive technologies, leading to the following questions:
Fashion has embraced computer technology, with online sales continuing to grow and fashion film increasingly being used to market creative designs. Innovative technology can be implemented to educate and shape an alternative and sustainable future for the use of traditional textiles in fashion design.
Workshops will identify opportunities for the use of immersive experience and techniques to represent and preserve the history and heritage of traditional fashion and textile products, and transfer them into modern-style design to meet the current and future fashion trends.

In collaboration and partnership with Donghua University, China and Aberdeen Art Gallery, Harris Tweeds Hebrides, Soluis, Look Again Festival, Kirsteen Stewart and Highlands and Island Enterprise

Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Arts & Humanities Research Council
Value £22,518.00
Project Dates Feb 14, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019
Partner Organisations Soluis
Look Again Festival
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Kirsteen Stewart
Harris Tweed Hebrides
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Donghua University

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