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Fashion Phenomenology

Code 11323
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(15H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Design
Entry requirements No entry requirements.
Learning outcomes The CU is taught in the first semester of the course and seeks to articulate a set of important knowledge from the point of view of fashion as a social and cultural phenomenon.

Its general goals are:
- To develop an understanding about the relationship among Fashion, Culture and Society, so that the students may acquire the necessary skills to structure personal perspectives of analysis.
- To promote practices of observation, detection and criticism of contemporary fashion phenomena.
Syllabus 1. The existing bond between the phenomena of fashion, and cultural and social processes;
2. The relationship between elite and popular culture in fashion values ??and in the design of their products (status);
3. Predicting phenomena through changes in fashion and patterns;
4. The connection between consumption, body and identity;
5. Fashion and gender issues;
6. Fashion objects: from industrialization to the information society;
7. The role of the designer in modeling a world of images, objects and systems;
8. Tribes and other emergencies.
Main Bibliography CRAIK, Jennifer, “The face of fashion”. London, Routledge, 1993
CALEFATO, Patrizia, “The clothed body”. New York, Berg,2004
BANARD, Malcolm, “Fashion as Communication”. London, Routledge, 2002
BARTHES, Roland, “The Language of Fashion”. New York, Berg, 2006 [1993]
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-16

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