Tillotson, Jenny (2008) JENTIL: responsive clothing that promotes an ‘holistic approach to fashion as a new vehicle to treat psychological conditions’. In: The body - connections with fashion : conference proceedings 2008. Proceedings of the tenth annual IFFTI conference . RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles, Melbourne, Vic.. ISBN 9781921426186
|Type of Research:||Book Section|
This paper explores an ongoing interdisciplinary research project at the cutting edge of sensory, aroma and medical work, which seeks to change the experience of fragrance to a more intimate communication of identity, by employing emerging technologies with the ancient art of perfumery. The project illustrates .holistic' clothing called the JENTIL® Collection, following on from the Author’s SmartSecondSkin' PhD research, which describes a new movement in functional, emotional clothing that incorporates scent.
The project investigates the emergent interface between the arts and biomedical sciences, around new emerging technologies and science platforms, and their applications in the domain of health and well-being. The JENTIL® Collection focuses on the development of .gentle., responsive clothing that changes with emotion, since the garments are designed for psychological end benefit to reduce stress. This is achieved by studying the mind and advancing knowledge and understanding of how known well-being fragrances embedded in holistic Fashion, could impact on mental health.
This paper aims to combine applied theories about human well-being, with multisensory design, in order to create experimental strategies to improve self and social confidence for individuals suffering from depressive illnesses. The range of methodologies employed extends beyond the realm of fashion and textile techniques, to areas such as neuroscience, psychiatry, human sensory systems and affective states, and the increase in popularity of complementary therapies. In this paper the known affective potential of the sense of smell is discussed, by introducing Aroma-Chology as a tool that is worn as an emotional support system to create a personal scent bubble. around the body, with the capacity to regulate mood, physiological and psychological state and improve self-confidence in social situations. The clothing formulates a healing platform around the wearer, by creating novel olfactory experiences in textiles that are not as passive as current microencapsulated capsule systems generally are.
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The conference that generated this publication took place on the 8th and 9th of March 2008 at The International Foundation Fashion Technology Institutes, Melbourne, Australia.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Scent, Emotional, Well-being, Multi-sensory, fashion, holistic, psychology, aromachology, acupuncture|
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Research Projects > Scentsory Design®
|Funders:||Arts & Humanities Research Council|
|Date Deposited:||02 Aug 2011 10:01|
|Last Modified:||23 Mar 2014 16:47|
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