Floral frocks [website]

Harden, R and Turney, J (2007) Floral frocks [website].


Devised and written by Jo Turney and Rosemary Harden. The 'Floral Frocks' project intended to redress the relationship between fashion and textiles within a display context. Emphasising inclusively, it aimed to question how fashionable dress and printed textile design diffuses into everyday dress. Similarly, it addressed both disciplines as both production and consumption. This offered the potential for new approaches to exhibition display, as well as approaches to 'special' and 'ordinary' objects. The project employed an inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of objects. It also aimed to demonstrate the potential for collaboration between academic institutions and museums. The website offers an in-depth view of six garments included in the exhibition. This includes 360 degree rotations, close-ups, discussions arising from the garments and object analyses. Also included are patterns and dye recipes, so users can create the garments at home. The emphasis here is on interactivity, between exhibition and visitor, highlighting sensory and practical issues such as tactility and vision, and experimentation in design hitherto unexplored within a museum context.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Bath School of Design
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:32
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/230
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