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Where are My Roots? Urban Renewal as the Reference For Creating a Fashion Collection

Student: Anastasiya Morozkina

Supervisor: Tatiana Rivchun

Faculty: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Educational Programme: Fashion (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

In the age of globalisation and digitalization, in the world where a flow of information spreads extremely fast and cultures and customs of different nations and peoples actively intertwine and communicate with each other a any city is becoming the main place of human existence and cultural heritage, in turn, is becoming an important component of  formation of the person’s identity. This study discovers the importance of a cultural heritage of a city for the modern society, furthermore, gives particular attention to the problems of the perception of the cultural heritage that Russian society has. The aim of the project is to create a new clothing collection based on the connection between architecture and fashion through the representation of the legacy of the past in the modern world. The first part of the project is issue research which contains the observation of the historical and social contexts of using and working with a cultural heritage in architecture (content analysis), visual research of different methods of preserving past in the conceptions and ideas of contemporary architects, the comparison of overseas examples of the architectural projects based on preserving existing heritage with Russian experience. All these investigations result in the practical part of the project which is focused on the process of making clothes inspired by a city and architectural conceptions. This part consists of visual experiments with creating silhouettes, sketches, fabrics, textile prints and producing the technical models of the future fashion items and final outcomes. The project proposal consists of an introduction, the main part which includes literature review, the methods and achieved results, and a conclusion. 

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