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The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting Abstracts

Almond, Kevin and POWER, Jess (2016) The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting Abstracts. University of Huddersfield, University of Huddersfield.

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Conference Introduction The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting’ has been generously sponsored by fashion and apparel solutions specialist Lectra. The overriding theme of the conference is 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 is the overarching discourse. The papers presented here continue to emphasise how we shouldn’t underestimate tacit knowledge and the making process as a form of enquiry. The conference is streamed into four definitive themes, which investigate digital technology, eco-sustainable, pedagogical and fashioned approaches to creative pattern cutting and give researchers and practitioners a platform to share new techniques, ideas and direction with their peers in education and industry. One of the prevailing themes in this year’s conference is the value of “learning by doing” (active learning) and the art of reflection. This has been embedded into all the tracks through professional practice, pedagogical developments and engaging research. The networks developed through the conference underpin some of the strengths of peer learning and moving forward the benefits of interdisciplinarity as a means of creative leading to the introduction of new skills, epistemologies, and creative impact leading to a new era in fashion design. Conference Organisers: Dr. Kevin Almond Dr. Jess Power

Item Type: Book / Proceeding
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 13:25
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:49

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