The purpose of my report is to develop theory to support a concept of an Empty space in Fashion design. The idea of the Empty space to serve for creative minds is not new and has been explored in the Far East culture since ancient times. The development and practical applications of the Empty space can be found in Zen philosophy and as result in various crafts of Japan. Firstly my report is focusing on analysing the approach of use of the Empty space in Ikebana. Ikebana is an ancient flower arrangement craft of Japan, which was applying philosophy of the Empty space into its three dimensional form. The second part is discussing possibilities of use the Empty space in Fashion practice through both theoretical and practical approaches. The research is shown that application of the Empty space for fashion has huge impact on design and even more importantly shifting social position of the fashion too.
Nataliya Rozhin, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom
Stream: Cultural Studies
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