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Holistic Fashion Design: My INNER/OUTER Journey - Elin Lindquist’s Acceptance Speech for the Noble Peace Prize in 2030

Earley, Rebecca and Vuletich, Clara (2015) Holistic Fashion Design: My INNER/OUTER Journey - Elin Lindquist’s Acceptance Speech for the Noble Peace Prize in 2030. In: Fashion Design for the Curious: Why Study Fashion Design? University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia. ISBN 9781925128550

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Earley, Rebecca and Vuletich, Clara

Elin Lindquist is a fictional Swedish character created by the authors, to illustrate how current research and theory is working towards developing a fashion industry of the future that is more sustainable - from a material, technical, social and policy perspective. This chapter has been written as if Elin has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for her contribution to design, resource use, material innovation, and evolving new value systems - through her pioneering work in fashion. The speech is being given at a school in Stockholm, to students between the ages of 16-18, and reflects upon the various phases of her career. Elin is being recognised for the way in which she strategically built her knowledge and skillset - and her fashion label ‘’INNER/OUTER’ - over a fifteen year period. Her work as a fashion designer has had a profound effect on the industry through her approach to the circular economy; her experimentation with materials, process, technology and systems design; her empathy and progressive social vision for production workers; and her political activism. Although she is a fictitious character, everything the authors say she has achieved is technically possible, and is based on current academic or industry research. Much of the insight has come about through the authors’ involvement with the Mistra Future Fashion research consortium in Sweden (www.mistrafuturefashion.com), which brings designers together with scientists to find sustainable and economic solutions for the fashion industry of the future.

Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: University of Canberra
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Research Centres No Longer Active > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
Date: 13 May 2015
Related Websites: http://www.tfrc.org.uk/holistic-fashion-design/, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XO0O19E, https://www.academia.edu/12438628/HOLISTIC_FASHION_DESIGN_My_Inner_Outer_Journey_-_Elin_Lindquist_s_Acceptance_Speech_for_the_Noble_Peace_Prize_in_2030
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Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 14:02
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 13:25
Item ID: 7454
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7454

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