On Teaching: The Socio-economic Impact of Clothing

“Fashion matters. To the economy, to society and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are- or who we want to be. Fashion is the most immediate intimate form of self-expression.” Frances Corner, Author of Why Fashion Matters (2014). Photo courtesy of The Women’s Room Blog This week I had a student’s parent ask …

Parisian Insights: Antoinette Sasse – Rebelle, Résistante et Mécène

What I love most about my job is that I learn something new every single day. How lucky I am to discover at all times, a new artist, an unusual personality, an extraordinary story or an interesting space. By visiting the Antoinette Sasse exhibition, I got the chance to combine all four. The exhibition whose title is quite explicit (Antoinette Sasse – Rebel, Resistant and Patron) …

CFP: “Retailing in Emerging Markets,” 2nd edition.

Call for Book Chapter Contributors: “Retailing in Emerging Markets”, 2nd edition. (Revision to first edition) Editors: Shubha Bennur, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  and Jaya Halepete, Svaha Inc Publisher: Fairchild Books, a Bloomsbury Publishing Imprint When: First draft submission deadline: June 7, 2016. Final draft Submission: June 22, 2016. For additional information/clarifications please contact sbennur2@unl.edu. The book will cover chapters emphasizing on apparel and fashion industries in 9 different emerging markets. It …

Book Review: Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress

When I was a teenager, I loved to try on new personas with clothes, makeup, and hair, imagining myself to be more glamorous and cool than I really was. During a particular period I was enamored with 1960s London and the stylized mod and futuristic looks that prevailed in the fashion magazines, films, and shop windows of the time. As I emerged from my room …

Semi-Annual Research Award – Applications close 1 May 2016

We are happy to announce our Semi-Annual Research Award! This year we have decided to distribute two awards: one to a student (MA or PhD) and one to a professional researcher (individual, not whole institutions). Each award will be for $200. US applicants only, please. Application Deadline has been extended to : May 1, 2016. Please note: Anyone who has been a contributor or intern with Worn Through …

Book Giveaway: The History of Modern Fashion

In honor of both the Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and Its Legacy exhibition currently on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, and the nomination of The History of Modern Fashion‘s being nominated for a Millennia Davenport award, the winner of which will be announced at the upcoming Costume Society of America National Symposium at the end of next month (May 24 – 29), we …

Kōrero Kākahu: Women of Empire

As a colonial nation, being in the centenary years of the Great War means a great deal to New Zealand. Just yesterday, 25 April, is known as Anzac Day and is recognised both in New Zealand and Australia as a day of remembrance for our war dead. It also means that the war-related exhibition Women of Empire: the untold stories of New Zealand and Australian women in …

CFP: Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend

Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend Who: International Association for Robin Hood Studies; Southeastern Medieval Association Where: University of Tennessee, Knoxville When: 6-8 October 2016 Submission guidelines: Please send a 300 word abstract and brief bio to Sherron Lux and Melissa Ridley Elmes by 16 May 2016. For this session, the organizers welcome 20-minute papers from any discipline, including interdisciplinary papers, which examine some …

LACMA “Reigning Men” Exhibition Curator Discussion With Monica

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 Curated by Sharon S. Takeda, Kaye D. Spilker, and Clarissa M. Esguerra from LACMA’s Costume and Textiles department. Thru August 21, 2016 From the press release: Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 is a major survey exploring the history of men’s fashionable dress from the 18th to the early 21st century. …

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