project beta: back to the fashion

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Initially for my digital artefact, I planned to incorporate my growing interest in filming and editing lifestyle vlogs to post weekly videos and explore the culture around journaling and surveillance with a future studies lens. While feedback was positive, I hadn’t figured out how to integrate what we were learning in the subject into the scope and utility of the project.

Inspiration struck during one of our screenings, and I decided to tackle the future of fashion through a study of speculative fashion in media and how it can impact current behaviours, both in terms of fashion trends and related social issues such as identity, sustainability and consumerism, using the frameworks of Wendell Bell and Marshall McLuhan.

Images of the future are undeniably supported by the fashion and look of characters in such texts. Fashion and colour theory is utilised to create specific meanings and characterisations, and can be examined…

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