CFP: Mapping Sustainable Fashion – Global Perspectives

Call for Book Chapters: Mapping Sustainable Fashion: Global Perspectives. Edited by: Alison Gwilt, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Alice Payne, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Submission guidelines: In the first instance we invite interested authors to submit by email (in English in a Word file format) an abstract of approximately 300-500 words that sets out the key points to be discussed …

The day Brexit came true

Last night, as I could not sleep, I followed the Brexit developments as more and more votes came in. It was a tight race but when I woke up this morning, “Brexiting” the EU came true, for the first time since its conception. Image source here So what does this mean for the fashion industry? How will you incorporate the development in your lectures or …

Review: Fashion Cities Africa, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Words are powerful things.  Names create ideas about places and people.  They provide us with direction when it comes to the unfamiliar, the unknown. At the same time, they simplify the inherent complexity and variety that make up ‘somewhere’, ‘someone’, that is too far away to see for ourselves, which requires more time for us to engage and understand then a quick glance of an …

CFP: Fashion, Performance and Performativity

Fashion, Performance and Performativity Who: Association of Art Historians, 43rd Annual Conference & Art Book Fair Where: Loughborough University, UK When: 6th to 8th April 2017 Convenors: Andrea Kollnitz, Stockholm University, Marco Pecorari, Parsons The New School, Paris, Since their beginnings, art and fashion have continuously met in the area of the performative – from the fashioning of identities in portraiture to artistic inspiration for fashion, fashion shows …

On Teaching Fashion: Learning the importance of heritage and skill.

Last week I attended the ‘Enterprise of Culture’ Conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This was a wonderful day giving the open, and free, opportunity for researchers, professionals and interested individuals to hear papers from international colleagues. The topics were varied, such as how Couture developed in Italy post war, and also a very interesting paper about how H+M and Scandinavian brands are utilising …

CFP: Contemporary Case Studies on Fashion Production, Marketing and Operations

Call for Book Chapters: Contemporary Case Studies on Fashion, Production, Marketing and Operations Submission guidelines: Full chapter submission deadline is October 31, 2016 Notification of acceptance will be December 31, 2016. Camera-ready version is due February 28, 2017. Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded to Editor Linda Pui-Sze Chow. Please prepare the manuscript following Springer’s guidelines. This book adopts a case-study approach to examine the contemporary issues …

Political Dress and the UK Referendum

Yesterday, here in the UK, was the last day anyone eligible to vote in the imminent referendum could register to do so by post. With just over two weeks to go before the actual event, the constant barrage of media discussion and debate concerning whether the UK should reconsider its current European Union (EU) membership is difficult to ignore.  People are talking about it in …

On Teaching Fashion: Fast Fashion

Today, my brand development class and I spend our lecture examining Fast Fashion: It’s success strategy and immense growth, as well as it’s dark side. I started the lecture with the image of the moon to illustrate the duality of this fashion segment: Image credit: NASA The students also saw images which I took some years back at LMB clothing recycling factory on the outskirts …

Parisian Insights: La Mode au Moyen Age

It must have been a very long time since I visited an interpretation museum, mostly keeping those pedagogic explorations for my childhood holidays. Yet I challenged my habits by discovering Paris’ Tour Jean Sans Peur’s display dedicated to Fashion in the Medieval Times. A 15th century tower, the Tour Jean Sans Peur now serves as an interpretative center in order to comprehend and reflect upon …

CFP: “First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies, 1600-1800

“First Impressions”: Faces, clothes, and bodies, 1600-1800 When: Thursday 10 November 2016, 9.30am to 5.30pm Where: York Medical Society, York, UK Submission guidelines: Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words in length and an accompanying 100 word biography to firstimpressionsconference@gmail.com by Monday 29th August. In the early modern world, ‘first impressions’ played a central role in the establishment and maintenance of individual and group identities; faces, clothes, …

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