Call for Nominations: TSA Fellows

New Program: Fellows of the Textile Society of America Nominations Open May 1, 2015 Nominations Deadline Extended to August 15, 2015 Nominate The Textile Society of America is instituting a new program to recognize and honor individuals who have over the course of their careers, made path-breaking contributions to the field, in textile scholarship, education, art, or in sustaining textile arts globally. Through this program TSA …

CFP: Posing the Body: Stillness, Movement, and Representation

Friday 6 May 2016, Regent Street Cinema, University of Westminster, London Saturday 7 May 2016, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London CALL FOR PAPERS  Posing has been central to art, dance, and sculpture for thousands of years. In recent years, the growing interest in fashion media and modelling has also focused attention on questions of pose and posing. Incorporating notions of movement and stillness, …

You Should Be Reading (and Watching): Fashion, Masculinity and the Dandy

I must apologize for last week’s absence of a You Should Be Watching column, as I found myself without internet access and unable to contribute a post. In return, this week I offer a super-sized column encompassing both film and text on fashion, masculinity and the well-dressed man. From Beau Brummel to the members of Roxy Music and today’s modern incarnations, the following videos and articles provide …

Upcoming Symposium: Fashion, Sex and Power

The Joanne B. Eicher Symposium II FASHION, SEX, & POWER September 11-12, 2015 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul MN 55108  Attend the Fashion Sex and Power Symposium and meet colleagues from four continents presenting papers. Take advantage of the early bird registration and review the preliminary program. READY NOW–Early Bird Registration and Preliminary Program at: http://design.umn.edu/fashionand/FashionSexPower.html The symposium topics explore and discuss the …

CFP: Fashion and the Body

Fashion and the Body April 29-30, 2016 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS FOR THE 2016 SYMPOSIUM: As fashion is inescapably tied to the body, the 2016 symposium offers the opportunity to examine the complexities of this inexorable relationship. As we fashion our bodies and our appearances through-out life, so we communicate our adherence to cultural norms and societal expectations for body …

Fashion-Focused Digital Resources: Highlights from the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music and more. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the Archive offers permanent access to historical collections in digital format for researchers, scholars, historians and the general public. The Internet Archive is also working hard to preserve a record of the internet through their Wayback Machine and other endeavours. Every item …

You Should Be Reading: Fashion and Minimalism

As I mentioned last week in my post about the documentary film ‘The True Cost,’ I have decided to experiment with the concept of a minimalist or capsule wardrobe in my own life. As someone who admittedly owns far more pieces of clothing than I could ever need, I will be taking on the Project 333 Challenge – limiting my wardrobe to only 33 items for the next three …

You Should Be Watching: The True Cost

Released worldwide on May 29, The True Cost is a documentary film that explores the current state of the global fashion industry and its impact on workers, consumers and the environment. Focusing on the development of the fast fashion business model, the documentary features interviews with many industry experts and sustainable fashion activists, including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Lucy Siegle and Safia Minney. In the clip below, director Andrew Morgan explains …

CFP: Feeding Fashion Energy – New Pathways for Fashion Education

Fashion Colloquia Milano hosted by Domus Academy, Italy September 21 – 22, 2015 Contributions by June 30, 2015 We are calling for a global conversation that reviews both our former, current and future pathways within fashion education. In particular, we need to identify our strengths, what is effective and valuable. The themes of food and energy for life are central themes within the Expo World …

CFP: Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History

Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Taipei, Taiwan, October 26-28, 2016, hosted by the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Abstract due: July 20, 2015 We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for ICDHS 2016 Taipei, The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies. Taipei – …

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