CFP: ITAA 2014 Annual Conference Seminar Session – Sexualities in Fashion

Sexualities in Fashion: An Exploration of Industry, Design, Aesthetics, and Personal Style

November 13, 2014 

International Textile and Apparel Association

There has been much discussion lately relating to sexuality in the US news as many states have been challenging issues related to same-sex marriage. How has a growing acceptance of LGBQT lifestyles affected both personal stylings and the apparel industry? How is the apparel industry (design, merchandising, advertising, marketing, etc.) responding to these shifting sensibilities? We would like to explore these questions in a seminar format at the 2014 ITAA conference. We invite creative scholarship, research submissions, and research-in-progress in an interactive format. We hope to challenge scholars to articulate research findings in a creative medium.

Presentations may include (but are not limited to):

  • textile designs
  • video/media
  • apparel design
  • fiber arts
  • interactive presentations

We invite scholarship from all disciplines and research methodologies.

Deadline for submission: April 15, 2014

Please email submissions to Kelly Reddy-Best at

Full submission requirements and information available here.

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