The Limits to Democracy in Fashion

22 December 2015 at 4.30PM   
Museum of Architecture and Design, Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana

Where is the place for non-normative bodies in the world of fashion? How are boundaries pushed and how are they broken within the fashion industry? What is the role of fashion designers in the conception of clothes for people with disabilities? One of the most common things designers hear – and say for that matter – is that fashion has become more democratic. But what does that really mean? Where are the limits of democratic fashion if fashion is seen as a phenomenon that brings added value to a garment and the body is viewed as the object (re) presenting it?

Hedvig af Ekenstam (SE/SI) graduated in industrial design from the University of Konstfack in Stockholm and works as a designer for the Swedish brand Hedra.

Sanja Grcič (SI) is a fashion and costume designer, founder of the fashion label Firma by Sanja, and president of the Society for Contemporary Textile and Fashion Design SOTO.