History of Haute Couture Fashion (Weekend)
This course is aimed at design practitioners, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of design, who are seeking to consolidate their understanding of theoretical and conceptual models affecting design practices in the 21st century.This course will be valuable whether your practice covers the design of products, spaces, interactions, experiences or communication...
Taught by: Pigalle Tavakkoli.
This course will be valuable whether your practice covers the design of products, spaces, interactions, experiences or communication. It will also be useful if you are seeking to re-position yourself within the design industries.
Industrial-era design thinking focused on form and function. In the post-industrial, networked era, design must also take into account the inter-personal.
It is in thinking through this inter-personal dimension that there has been a need for greater theoretical awareness and sophistication among designers. This has led to such developments as postmodernism, post-structuralism and theories about the body in society.
All of these developments seek to understand the complex relationships among consciousness, experience, interaction, the body and material (design) culture, which designers need to understand.
During the course, through examples of design and discussion, you will come to understand how the interpersonal plays back through design processes, affecting material, aesthetic and functional design-making decisions.
This course will be of particular benefit for you if you are thinking of applying of the MA in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Pigalle Tavakkoli originally worked extensively in the fashion industry, as Studio Assistant for Alexander McQueen before going on to run her own label designing high end womenswear for boutiques worldwide. She went on to work as Creative Assistant to Jasmine Di Milo, Marketing Manager for designers such as Lezley George and project managed lookbooks for Benetton and Levi's Vintage Clothing.
Drawing on her background in fashion, Pigalle is now established as a Creative Producer designing event experiences and communications campaigns for leading museums, cultural organisations and festivals. She translates content into meaningful narratives which place audiences at the heart of the story, inspiring them to play, create and debate. She has worked for leading artistic, cultural and scientific museums and galleries such as the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Science Museum, Wellcome Collection and Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture (Moscow), as well as for multi-art festivals such as Latitude, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Electric Picnic (Ireland).
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