Sang Hup Park
Section: [K]Barbara Adams
Provisional Title: Soullessness
Thesis: My current work is to create a final collection for menswear with the concept about my past, and my sadness. During this process, I should think about myself and what I make clothing for. Also, what is a target market and what kinds of clothing should I create? Based on my design philosophy and aesthetic, my current collection is setting down to a designer label, “slow fashion” area. I think that clothing, of course in overall art field, should contains a highly organized thought and a characteristic, but I’ve easily encountered clothing without a profound thought but just making clothing for a sale, “fast fashion”. I believe as a designer “fast fashion” is as bad as “fast food”. Therefore, I want to explore how “fast fashion” affects us from global point of view.
Theoretical overview: I will research about a cheap labor, a cheap material, an unnecessary consumption, unsustainability, a copycat and environmental pollution that are originated from “fast fashion”. I also want to make a link between these unpleasant phenomenon and global flows as Appadurai argues like financescapes, ethnoscapes, technoscapes, and so on.
Methodological overview: I am going to write a research paper or make a blog about harmful effects of “fast fashion” and present what is “slow fashion”.
Key Words: Fast fashion, Slow fashion, Sustainability,Consumption, Environment