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FIT Madame Gres and Symposium

From the CSA newsletter: The FIT Annual Fashion Symposium will focus on the theme of “Great Designers,” in conjunction with a major exhibition on Madame Gres, on March 14 and March 15, 2008-NYC. Designers Rick Owens and Maria Cornejo will speak, as will Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby of Boudicca. Curators and scholars from around the world will also participate. Contact for more info.

Costume Conference

Costume-Con 26 will be in San Jose, CA, April 25-28, 2008. From the CSA newsletter: “Costume-Con is a premiere venue for professional and hobbyist costumers to meet, compete, exhibit, share, and socialize. This conference is for all types of costumers costume appreciators. Highlights include: the Fantasy and Science Fiction Masquerade, the Historical Masquerade, and the Dimensions in Design Runway Show.”

Mass Customization Conference

In October there is going to be a huge mass customization conference merging academics and business professionals at MIT. It’s called the 2007 World Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization. It sounds like a pretty fascinating and forward thinking event as their site says the conference “proposes a shift in the mass customization debate from a physical product perspective to total life cycle experience.” Pretty …

Marie Antoinette fashion lecture at UMN

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities French department is hosting a lecture by Professor Caroline Weber, author of “Queen Of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore To The Revolution” on 09/21/2007 at 5pm. Word is that the New York Times and the Washington Post named it one of the best books of 2006, which of course may have to do with its spectacular (and probably not …

PCA/ACA San Fran conference ’08

The 2008 national conference for the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association has been announced for San Fran March 19-22. Their website is a little vague and skeletal, but, it appears that the due date for submissions is Nov 2. There is a “fashion, appearance, and consumer identity” area so I think I’m going to send off a proposal. I’m curious how much overlap (or lack …

Where Fashion Meets Technology Congress

The 1st Wearable Technologies congress “Where fashion meets technology” is happening July 9 in Munich. I’m a big fan of smart textiles, as it was the subject of my master’s thesis. I studied consumer demand for smart textiles in apparel, looking at what products have high demand and to which demographic. Here is a link to my research. One major thing I found was that …

TSA 2008 Conference

Textile Society of America is planning their ’08 conference for Hawaii-now that’s a conference! A real vacation that you can write off! It’s Sept. 24-27, 2008 with a submission due date also Oct. 1 of this year. I’m especially torn about this one as the modern crafter paper might work here as well, but I’m not a TSA member anymore as (obviously) they are more …

CSA 2008 Conference

Costume Society of America’s next conference is in New Orleans May 20-25 and it sounds like they’re planning some unique activities regarding a behind the scenes look at Mardi Gras and some dedicated time to help Hurricane Katrina issues. The due date for submissions is Oct. 1. I haven’t decided if I’m going to send anything yet. I wrote a paper on modern crafters this …

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