Fashion Values: Cultures
Reimagine fashion as a powerful medium to explore and amplify cultures.
On this four-week course from London College of Fashion, you’ll learn how to find and tell stories of the ingenuity and creativity of fashion in its many cultural forms.
You’ll hear from a range of global experts and be introduced to an exploration of style-fashion-dress – a system of concepts in the study of fashion first coined by writer and curator Carol Tulloch. You will look at cultural practices that nurture a pluralistic perspective, where fashion has many roles and meanings in everyday lives. Style-fashion-dress will help you to think about fashion’s relationship with sustainability and the potential for storytelling to celebrate fashion’s diversity and think beyond dominant unsustainable, consumption-led fashion models.
You’ll also use elements of design thinking to craft world-relevant skills to understand the big challenges facing the fashion system in a cultural context.
By the end of the course you’ll be able to use storytelling to contribute to equitable, inclusive and diverse cultures in and through fashion. The course acts as a foundation for you to develop visions for the future of fashion that put planetary and human health and wellbeing first, reflecting the diversity of fashion cultures that can and do exist.
Respond to sustainability challenges with London College of Fashion
This course is led by fashion and sustainability experts from Centre for Sustainable Fashion and shares knowledge from world-leading fashion practitioners and researchers.
With over 90,000 learners on our FutureLearn courses to date, you’ll gain valuable insights from fellow fashion and sustainability changemakers worldwide.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore and celebrate how we express ourselves through clothes every day and the relationship between style and sustainability.
- Investigate the sustainability implications of the physical properties of clothes, the way they are made and the relationship between clothes and our bodies.
- Engage with changing styles and dress and how these emerge through time.
- Develop, tell and reflect upon stories that contribute to equitable, inclusive and diverse cultures in and through fashion.
Who is the course for?
This course will empower learners with the tools to address challenges relating to fashion today.
This includes students, sustainability professionals, fashion and business professionals, educators, designers, strategists, and communicators.
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