This project will seek to understand how questions of Intellectual Property impacts on the professional practices of designers and design teams across the spectrum from small graduate led start-ups, to medium-sized designer outlets and also to a handful of retailers in four cities, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan.
Project outputs include:
- Fashion as Urban Creative Economy: Start-ups, IP and the Rise of Ecommerce - this workshop took place on May 5, 2016 at the Glasgow School of Art. The event focussed on questions relating to fashion start-ups, IP/Copyright and new business models that have been carried out over the last 3 years in London, Berlin and Milan.
- Fashion Exchange – London-Berlin – Dialogue – Young Designers and Creative Economy - this workshop explored the future politics and economics of the fashion scenes in Berlin and London.The workshop took place on February 22, 2016 and included involvement by leading fashion designers and entrepreneurs, politicians, journalists and academics from Berlin and London. The event was jointly organized by Professor Angela McRobbie from Goldsmiths and Professor Oliver MacConnell from the bbw Hochschule Berlin.
- Fashion as Urban Scene? Like Berlin techno or ‘Madchester’? - In this blog post, Professor Angela McRobbie reflects on the changing shape of the Fashion industry.
- The Dream Would be Brick Lane – Assessing the Impact of IP Within the European Fashion Industry - in this blog post, Carolina Bandinelli and Angela McRobbie summarise some findings from their work exploring how questions of Intellectual Property impact on the professional practices of designers and design teams within the fashion industry.
- Project poster