CFP: Brazilian Fashion Special Issue

Brazilian Fashion: A special issue of Fashion Theory – the journal of dress, body and culture 

Publication date: April 2016 (Issue 20.2)

Guest editors: Rita M. Andrade (Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil) and Regina A. Root (The College of William and Mary, USA)

Despite its popularity around the globe, the richness and complexity of Brazilian fashion remains relatively unstudied by scholars of fashion history and theory. This call for papers seeks contributions on the diverse influences and cultural construction of Brazilian fashion that surpasses any single notion of Brazilianness: its diverse styles, its postcolonial issues and avant-garde possibilities, its ethical concerns and challenges, its relationship to time and space. Integrating Brazilian fashion into a larger narrative on global trends, this volume will prioritize essays that detail history and analyze design creation and consumption, cultural references found in museum collections and archives, interactions with popular and visual culture, and projections for the future.

Submission Guidelines

Proposal due date: August 1, 2014.

Proposals should include:

  • Title
  • 300- word abstract
  • Brief bibliography (that provides a glimpse into both the subject of study and the theoretical framework)
  • 50-word biography
  • Contact information

Email: and We will accept preliminary abstracts in Spanish and Portuguese with the final essay written in English. Completed essays will be due no later than March 30, 2015.

Please see the Fashion Theory website for more information.

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