Fashion Design: Facilitating Generational Change

Louise Valentine, Jennifer Ballie

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There is greater need for interrogation of the modus operandi of the fashion and textile design industries, but the contention in this article is there is the same need for an interrogation of sustainability, ethics, diversity and inclusion as core elements of fashion and textile design education. Not in a top-down model of business development rather, a middle-out centrally connected manner: a human centred model of leadership. A debate about what this means is required, if a new model is to be universally adopted by design practitioners and by the fashion design and textile engineering industries and education, internationally and in general.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Trends in Fashion Technology and Textile Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018


  • fashion
  • design
  • textiles
  • social innovation
  • futures
  • engineering

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