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Guest Editorial Second Special Edition ‘Creative Cut’

Almond, Kevin and POWER, Jess (2016) Guest Editorial Second Special Edition ‘Creative Cut’. The International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 9 (2). pp. 95-96. ISSN 1754-3266 (Unpublished)

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The call for papers for this second special edition ‘Creative Cut’ evolved from the success of ‘The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting’ held at the University of Huddersfield in the UK on 24TH and 25TH February 2016. The conference attracted over 130 delegates from around the world and included 36 paper presentations from leading researchers and practitioners on aspects of pattern cutting. The overriding theme of the conference was to provide a platform to develop ideas as well as continue reinforcing notions of what constitutes practice based enquiry and the value of tacit knowledge (in this case creative pattern cutting), within a research context. The cut and construction of clothing, which embellishes the human body was the overarching discourse. The conference was streamed into four definitive themes, which investigated digital technology, eco-sustainable, pedagogical and fashioned approaches to creative pattern cutting and gave researchers and practitioners a platform to share new techniques, ideas and direction with their peers in education and industry. The conference highlighted some re-occurring themes such as the use of unconventional methods to create 3D forms. This was supported from both a pedagogical perspective by Hardingham, Montogomery, and Tan et al. and by theorising practice based approaches by Lindqvist, James et al., Dove and McKinney et al..

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Additional Information: This submission contains an international journal paper (2018) with supporting evidence in the form of an international peer reviewed conference abstract and presentation (IFFTI). The research is a critique of pattern technology and creative innovation in relation to pedagogical benefits of breaking traditional rules. It is about creating something new by crossing boundaries and disrupting pre-conceived ideas by drawing on different methods and epistemological perspectives. The research explores the use of disorderly forces leading to the development of new approaches for teaching in the creative disciplines. The application of this knowledge to pattern cutting both in industry and education, has the potential to enrich the clothing and fashion industry as it encourages pattern cutters to develop essential skills to cross discipline boundaries resulting in new, novel and innovative clothing. This research was developed through synthesising work presented at an international conference “Creative Cut” in which the authors (Power and Almond) were co-organisers. The conference abstracts were published with Huddersfield university press and the plenary was in the public domain and acted as the foundation for the paper presented above. Further to this the Authors co-edited a special edition of The International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, which peer reviewed a selection of the 36 papers presented at the conference (Feb 2016).
Faculty: School of Business, Leadership and Economics > Business, Management and Marketing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 13:03
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 15:18
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4080

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