CFP: The End of Fashion

The End of Fashion: Call for Exhibition and Paper Proposals 

When: 8-9 December 2016

Where: College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand,

Paper Proposal Submission Guidelines: Due by 30 April 2016. Paper proposals should include the applicants name, contact information and institutional affiliation, as appropriate, title and abstract of proposed paper (200-300 words), a brief select bibliography in Chicago Manual of Style (5-10 entries), and a brief biography (75-125 words). Please send paper proposals in a single attached doc, docx or rtf file via email to:

Exhibition Submission guidelines: Due by 30 June 2016. Exhibition proposals should include the applicants name, contact information and institutional affiliation, as appropriate, an artists’s statement (200-250 words), a brief biography (75-125 words), 2 images of the work, and specifications of the work. Please send application materials as a single attached pdf file via email to:

Please see the full call here. 


The Global World

  • The fashion system and the end of fashion
  • ‘The phantasmagoria of commodities’ and the fashion system
  • ‘Instyle’: the status of fashion as personal expression in a digitalized world

Style, Resistance, and Identity

  • The re-writing of traditional clothing within a global context
  • Style ‘poachers’ and the history of fashion: how colonial subjects transformed European style
  • Style tribes

Branding and Merchandising

  • Niche branding
  • Concept retail stores
  • Online merchandising
  • Fashion sponsorship and the art world


  • The internet and the new fashion system
  • Convergence media and the end of fashion
  • Fashion as entertainment: from Project Runway to Fashion Police

Film and Fashion

  • Film, fashion and consumption
  • The fashion film
  • Fashion and documentary film


  • Celebrity style: media tyranny of the star? expressions of fandom? ethical modeling?
  • The fashion blogger as the new elite
  • The celebrity as designer/the designer as celebrity


  • The designer: artist? or entrepreneur?
  • Fashion in the art gallery: the art/fashion nexus
  • Wearable art and fashion
  • Fashion in painting/painting in fashion

Ethical Living

  • Feminism, fashion and style: ‘the personal is political’
  • Fashion and ethics
  • ‘Fast fashion’ and ‘slow fashion’: the changing pace of personal style
  • The revival of home-sewing

Future horizons

  • Digital fashion
  • Sustainable fashion
  • Fashion and the post-human
  • Fashion and the ‘more-than-human world’


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