Kate Fletcher - Alternative Fashion Systems and The Craft of Use

Kate Fletcher is a researcher at London College of Fashion, Centre for Sustainable Fashion. She has published books and articles about sustainable fashion and is one of the founders of the "slow fashion" movement. Her lecture will explore ideas of fashion and sustainability. How has consumerism influenced fashion, and what are the alternative fashion systems that emerge when we open up other choices to today's dominant fashion system? As part of the process of valuing a broader range of fashion activity than is currently recognised, Kate Fletcher will draw upon examples of the 'craft of use' from the Local Wisdom project. The lecture, which is given in English, is arranged at The Röhsska Museum the evening before the confereance, 16.4.2013 at 6 pm.

The Röhsska Museum

We invite all EAD conference participants to join us for a guided tour through the Röhsska Museum for fashion, design and applied arts. The Museum’s educational staffmember will show you selected parts of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Join us on a journey from our historic East Asian collections to contemporary fashion creations.

Fashion Innovation 2

In this exhibition at The Röhsska Museum, fashion design students from Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm has interpreted the 2012 Nobel Prize through creations inspired by the prize laureates in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics. The creations are at the same time also suggestions on how the formal dress code can be renewed. The project aims to unite science and fashion and points to what unites Nobel Prize laureates and designers, namely creativity.