CFP: Restraint and Excess in Fashion and Dress

Costume Colloquium V: Restraint and Excess in Fashion and Dress
Florence, Italy

Abstracts due June 15, 2015
November 17-20, 2016 (Exact dates to be confirmed)

Call for Papers

The Advisory Committee and organizers of the next Costume Colloquium dedicated to Restraint and Excess in Fashion and Dress are seeking new and unpublished papers for the 2016 conference. As with all the previous Costume Colloquium conferences, presentations can be made on material of a theoretical and/or practical nature. Not only informative, but also inventive and creative presentations are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following themes and subthemes:

Fashionable restraint:
Physical body distortion, health issues and wearing restrictive garments

Unfashionable restraint:
Sumptuary legislation, dress codes and regulations in religious, civil and military attire

Fashion on show and display:
On stage, at Court, on catwalks, in store fronts, in museums

Embellishments and accessories:
Opulent decorations, jewelry, handbags, shoes, etc.

Too much or too little:
Extravagant, exotic, erotic, modest, minimalistic

Excess and restraint in the development of the fashion industry:
Globalization and international trade, shopping and consumerism, emerging markets

Submission Information and Instructions:

Send your proposal abstract to with Abstract Submission CCV in the subject line, using the CCV Submission Form that you can download here. Only abstracts using the form will be accepted. Read the full call and review proposal criteria at

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