Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016
The words ‘context’ and ‘conservation’ and their inter-relationship are worthy of examination as they relate to the fashion designer’s practice. A focus on the linkages between fashion design and conservation is important, as is the relationship between fashion design and textiles in an historic context. Essentially, the path to the future can be explored from our understanding of conservation. Therefore, if we understand the context of a textile, we have a general understanding of a textile’s history. And, if we understand a textile’s history, we appreciate the importance of conservation.