On Teaching Fashion: My students, the teachers – returning interns

My students are often my teachers. There are some topics that they know much more about than me! For example, every undergraduate student has to do a mandatory work-placement during the 5th semester which lasts half a year. The students from the Fashion Management course spend this time at a wide range of interesting fashion companies: From local fashion public relations firms like Loews PR …

No Clothes in Utopia?

The word ‘utopia’ refers to an imagined state of perfection, a hopeful future, the opposite of what could go wrong with the present world. First mentioned in a text with the same title by Thomas More in 1516, it describes an island where people have no need for fashion because everyone is involved in making their own clothes from the production of cloth, such as …

CFP: Fashioning the Unconventional Victorian: Conduct, Costume, Coiffure

Fashioning the Unconventional Victorian: Conduct, Costume, Coiffure Panel at the New England Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Conference Where: Baltimore, Maryland, USA When: March 23-26, 2017 Submission Guidelines: Deadline is September 30, 2016; submit through the NeMLA portal. This panel examines how fashion – original, unusual, peculiar, or even outlandish – preoccupied the Victorian cultural imagination. Papers might investigate eccentric fashion’s role in specific genres; …

Parisian Insights: Anatomy of a Collection

The first major concept fashion curators come across while studying, is that of the relationships that exist between garments and bodies, thus wearers. It is a reflection that follows all professionals analyzing fashion history and how they could display it, enhancing or, on the contrary, denying its previous existence, that of a worn piece of clothing. I had written in my previous post how different …

On Teaching Fashion: Sharing some great ideas!

Last week I attended the 8th Global Meeting of Fashion Interdisciplinary-Net at Mansfield College, Oxford. This conference was an excellent platform for practitioners to come together and present their research surrounding their work studying fashion. I can not recommend highly enough the all in compassing and welcoming ethos of this conference where students, professionals and educators came together. I heard papers on not just on …

CFP: Textile, Art & Design: Reciprocity and Development

Academic Session 35: Textile, Art & Design: Reciprocity and Development  Convened at the Association of Art Historians 2017 Conference When: 6-8 April, 2017 Where: Loughbourgh University, UK Submission Guidelines: Please email your paper proposals straight  to the session convenor(s) — Alice Kettle, Manchester Metropolitan University and Uthra Rajgopal, Manchester Metropolitan University. Provide a title and abstract for a 25 minute paper (max 250 words). Include your name, affiliation and …

CFP: Costume Society UK – October Due Date

The Costume Society (UK) Conference and Dinner London Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2, 2017 WRITING FASHION Celebrating 50 years of the Costume Society Journal and 50 years of Symposia Conference takes place at the Art Workers’ Guild in Queen Square – a magnificent Georgian building in the heart of Bloomsbury, with a Friday afternoon visit to the British Library and dinner on Saturday …

A Postcard from Abroad: London HighLights

This week, in the UK, most people have returned to school or work so, in respect, our weather looks very autumnal with grey skies and the occasional showers. But, all is not what it seems.  The temperature is ridiculously warm, humid in fact.  Everywhere you go, there are exposed limbs and sandalled toes.  I keep wanting to eat salads and ice-creams while sneaking suspicious glances at my …

CFP: ‘Scandi Style’: Exploring Scandinavian Fashion Photography in a Global Context

‘Scandi Style’: Exploring Scandinavian Fashion Photography in a Global Context When: 9th December 2016 Where: University of Westminster, London, UK Submission Guidelines: The conference invites contributions for short (15-minute) presentations on subjects related to the conference theme. The conference welcomes submissions from scholars, curators, writers, researchers and others working with Scandinavian fashion photography in a range of contexts such as museums, galleries, and archives, magazines, design companies, …

CFP: Clothing as Visual Language in the Long Eighteenth Century

Clothing as Visual Language in the Long Eighteenth Century Panel at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Conference Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA When: March 30 to April 2, 2017 Submission Guidelines: Proposals for papers should be sent directly to the session chair, Kristin O’Rourke,  no later than 15 September 2016. Please include your telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. The session chair should be …

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