The book you are holding is a special issue of Modes Pratiques. Two or three times a year since 2015, the “staff” of Modes Pratiques has met at the Duperré School of Art and Design in Paris to talk. We talk about clothes and fashion, fashion people, fashion scholars, fashion gossip and the like... From the indispensable chaos of our conversations stories emerge, as do thoughts and proposals – some whimsical, others fanciful. Many of our ideas remain unfulfilled, abandoned in the fitting room of our ambitions.
From this nebulous body of intuitions then emerges what will become the focus of the annual issue of Modes Pratiques: its core theme. “Norms and Transgressions” was the theme of the first issue. “Without Fashion” was the second one. This special issue, translated in English, presents a selection of papers published in these two French editions.