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Re-framing fashion : from original and copy to adaptation

Ferrero-Regis, Tiziana (2010) Re-framing fashion : from original and copy to adaptation. In 2nd Global Conference : Fashion : Exploring Critical Issues, 23-26 September 2010, Oriel College, Oxford. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This article discusses the interaction between original and adaptation in the fashion system; the study also analyses, at a micro level, practices of adaptation adopted by consumers when making and re-making fashionable clothes. The article shows that the distinction between original and copy is historically determined as it grew out of the romantic notion of the authentic work of art. This article suggests that, in the impossibility to determine copyright in fashion, adaptation is a better descriptor of practices that transform garments; the concept of adaptation also abolishes trite notions of fashion as pastiche or bricolage, arguing for as a way to look at the many variations and re-contextualisations of garments historically and cross-culturally.

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ID Code: 40307
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Fashion, imitation, copy, adaptation, original
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Fashion
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Tiziana Ferrero-Regis
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2011 08:38
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2011 16:24

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