Seamlessness: Making and (Un)Knowing in Fashion Practice

Date

2016

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Intellect / University of Chicago Press

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Book

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Taking the concept of “seamlessness” as her starting point, Yeseung Lee offers an innovative practice-based investigation into the meaning of the handmade in the age of technological revolution and globalized production and consumption. Combining firsthand experience of making seamless garments with references from psychoanalysis, anthropology, and cultural studies, Lee reveals the ways that a garment can reach to our deeply superficial sense of being, and how her seamless garments can represent the ambiguity of a modern subject in a perpetual process of becoming. Richly illustrated and firmly rooted in the actual work of creation, this daringly innovative book breaks new ground for fashion research.

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Fashion, modernity, making, handmade, seamless, the Skin Ego, practice-based

Citation

Lee, Y. (2016) Seamlessness: Making and (Un)Knowing in Fashion Practice. Bristol; Chicago: Intellect.

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Research Institute

Institute of Art and Design