We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. To use the website as intended please... ACCEPT COOKIES
UAL Research Online

Decolonizing the Mannequin

Ahmed, Tanveer (2023) Decolonizing the Mannequin. In: Fashion Education: The Systemic Revolution. Intellect, Bristol, pp. 153-168. ISBN 9781789386806

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Ahmed, Tanveer

‘What is fashion?’ is a question I often pose at the beginning of classes to undergraduate fashion students; a simple question which, surprisingly, perplexes them and often renders an uncomfortable silence in the classroom. As a prompt, I then show students two images of busy streets in London and ask them to consider which street is more fashionable: Bond Street in Central London, synonymous with many designer label shops such as Burberry and Chanel; and Ealing Road in Wembley, North-West London, a road housing many South East Asian and Indian diaspora fashion design shops, such as Variety Silk House. At this stage, a lively debate will ensue, resulting in even more confusion and uncertainty, but with the addition of understanding the aim of the task: why are some fashions included into the classroom and why are some fashions excluded?

Official Website: https://www.intellectbooks.com/fashion-education
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Fashion Design Pedagogy
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Intellect
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 23 June 2023
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 11:31
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 11:31
Item ID: 20884
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/20884

Repository Staff Only: item control page | University Staff: Request a correction