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Sustainability in Fashion

Williams, Dilys (2013) Sustainability in Fashion. In: Sustainability in Fashion, 8 July 2013, National Portrait Gallery, London.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Williams, Dilys

Dilys Williams was invited by The National Portrait Gallery to speak on fashion and sustainability to a public audience. Dilys shared some of the reasons and means for fashion to make a distinctive contribution to our collective prosperity.


Fashion is a series of vibrant actions and interactions manifesting peoples’ ideas, needs, likes and skills in tangible forms, often but not exclusively mediated through creation and communication of worn artifact. In the words of Joanna Finkelstein, fashion is a hybrid phenomenon, located at the interstices between economics and art, psychology and commerce, creativity and banality… as a social, economic and aesthetic force and more often than not, all three at the same time.’ Fashion’s effects occupy spaces on our streets, in our workplaces and homes, spanning physical and virtual locations. It acts as a microcosm of wider social, ecological, cultural and economic wonders and horrors in our world.

Official Website: http://www.npg.org.uk
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: sustainability
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Research Centres/Networks > Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Date: 8 July 2013
Event Location: National Portrait Gallery, London
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 15:40
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 15:40
Item ID: 6355
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6355

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