On Teaching Fashion: Learning how to teach and teaching how to learn

Image source here.   This week I was lucky to attend a conference in London on learning and teaching. The revelation was quite substantial, when I realized that we lecturers need to be taught how to best teach, how to encourage learning and how to motivate students to deliver their best possible output. This output should not only be present in university but prepare them …

CFP: All That Glitters

All That Glitters: Visual Representations of Dress in the Early Modern and the Boundaries of Reliability Click here for info Dressing The Early Modern Network Conference September 14-15, 2017, Kunstgewerbemuseum & Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany Since few garments survive from the early modern period, especially pre-1700, reliance on depictions of early modern dress in art is unavoidable. Dress and textile representations in paintings, drawings, …

On Teaching Fashion: Design and developments.

I have written before about the concept of design. And how learners in previous jobs I have had have handed to me an outline of their ‘desired final piece’ before the research or project even begins. Why is that? Well recently I have had one more student do this in a class, whilst other members of the group are taking time in developing theory, sketchbooks, …

CFP: FROM THE PLEASURE OF PRESERVING TO THE PLEASURE OF DISPLAYING

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM THE PLEASURE OF PRESERVING TO THE PLEASURE OF DISPLAYING: The politics of fashion in the museum Date: May, 15 2017 We invite researchers and practitioners to send us their proposals by March 29, 2017. Participants will be notified by April 4, 2017. Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal Organisation: Centro de investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design (CIAUD), Faculdade de Arquitectura …

Parisian Insights: L’Elégance Engagée by M/B at the Galeries Lafayette

Exhibitions and artistic displays are nothing new in stores. The ever-so lasting ‘art meets commerce’ debate is revived every time art hits shops, runways or window displays as well as when fashion brands take part to the artistic world through foundations, galleries or sponsorship. When it comes to fashion as a patrimonial/curatorial tool, the boundaries are slightly more blurred because today, curated fashion has become …

Experimental Fashion by Francesca Granata

Guest post from friend of Worn Through, Francesca Granata, PhD Director MA Fashion Studies, Assistant Professor, Parsons the New School For Design. I am thrilled to announce the release of my book, Experimental Fashion: Performance Art Carnival, and the Grotesque Body, which was just published by I.B. Tauris, as part of their Dress Cultures series. Experimental Fashion is a study of designers and performance artists at the …

On Teaching Fashion: Academic mobility (for women and mothers)

Have you been studying fashion and decided to move to another university? Or do a term abroad? Are you a researcher or lecturer and have changed institutions, and perhaps countries, throughout your academic career? Do you feel that there is a better career opportunity waiting for you at a different university? If you answer yes, you are experiencing “academic mobility.” The definition of this term ...

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness is at Jermyn Street Theatre John O’Connor, the producer wrote about the play for Worn Through: As you walk down Jermyn Street, past the gentleman’s outfitters, bespoke shoe shops and high end tailors, on towards the Piccadilly Arcade, you will see a statue. You have probably passed it hundreds of times without noticing which famous resident it celebrates. There …

On Teaching Fashion: ‘Foliage and Decay’

Every year I joke when I make course presentations, that when the controlled assessment paper comes out, there could be such ambiguous titles as ‘Foliage and Decay’ and ‘Entrances and exits’. At this point many students either think I have lost the plot… or probably have switched of whilst I enthuse about what possibly could you do with such an open (probably to them also …

Graduate Student Opportunity in History and Culture

Potential graduate students in history & culture MS or PhD level: I want to let you know at University of Georgia we are seeking students to apply for Fall 2017, January 2018, and Fall 2018 in our area. We have multiple faculty to compose thesis committees, have a 3000 piece collection that is undergoing a renovation, teach grad classes in contemporary history, museuming, merchandising, and …

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