On Teaching Fashion: Design and developments.

I have written before about the concept of design. And how learners in previous jobs I have had have handed to me an outline of their ‘desired final piece’ before the research or project even begins. Why is that? Well recently I have had one more student do this in a class, whilst other members of the group are taking time in developing theory, sketchbooks, …

CFP: FROM THE PLEASURE OF PRESERVING TO THE PLEASURE OF DISPLAYING

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM THE PLEASURE OF PRESERVING TO THE PLEASURE OF DISPLAYING: The politics of fashion in the museum Date: May, 15 2017 We invite researchers and practitioners to send us their proposals by March 29, 2017. Participants will be notified by April 4, 2017. Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal Organisation: Centro de investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design (CIAUD), Faculdade de Arquitectura …

Parisian Insights: L’Elégance Engagée by M/B at the Galeries Lafayette

Exhibitions and artistic displays are nothing new in stores. The ever-so lasting ‘art meets commerce’ debate is revived every time art hits shops, runways or window displays as well as when fashion brands take part to the artistic world through foundations, galleries or sponsorship. When it comes to fashion as a patrimonial/curatorial tool, the boundaries are slightly more blurred because today, curated fashion has become …

Experimental Fashion by Francesca Granata

Guest post from friend of Worn Through, Francesca Granata, PhD Director MA Fashion Studies, Assistant Professor, Parsons the New School For Design. I am thrilled to announce the release of my book, Experimental Fashion: Performance Art Carnival, and the Grotesque Body, which was just published by I.B. Tauris, as part of their Dress Cultures series. Experimental Fashion is a study of designers and performance artists at the …

On Teaching Fashion: Academic mobility (for women and mothers)

Have you been studying fashion and decided to move to another university? Or do a term abroad? Are you a researcher or lecturer and have changed institutions, and perhaps countries, throughout your academic career? Do you feel that there is a better career opportunity waiting for you at a different university? If you answer yes, you are experiencing “academic mobility.” The definition of this term ...

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness is at Jermyn Street Theatre John O’Connor, the producer wrote about the play for Worn Through: As you walk down Jermyn Street, past the gentleman’s outfitters, bespoke shoe shops and high end tailors, on towards the Piccadilly Arcade, you will see a statue. You have probably passed it hundreds of times without noticing which famous resident it celebrates. There …

On Teaching Fashion: ‘Foliage and Decay’

Every year I joke when I make course presentations, that when the controlled assessment paper comes out, there could be such ambiguous titles as ‘Foliage and Decay’ and ‘Entrances and exits’. At this point many students either think I have lost the plot… or probably have switched of whilst I enthuse about what possibly could you do with such an open (probably to them also …

Graduate Student Opportunity in History and Culture

Potential graduate students in history & culture MS or PhD level: I want to let you know at University of Georgia we are seeking students to apply for Fall 2017, January 2018, and Fall 2018 in our area. We have multiple faculty to compose thesis committees, have a 3000 piece collection that is undergoing a renovation, teach grad classes in contemporary history, museuming, merchandising, and …

On teaching Fashion Marketing: Being critical

“The global popularity of marketing as a subject for study might suggest that those studying and teaching the subject know what it is athat they are studying and how this study should be undertaken. But […] marketing as a subject has proved almost impossible to pin down, and there is little consesus about what it means to study marketing.” This is the beginning of a …

Printing by Hand with Susan Holmes

I recently had the opportunity to attend a printing workshop with Susan Holmes, a renowned fabric artist in New Zealand, where she taught us her tips and tricks of fabric printing using stencils and brilliantly coloured fabric paints – skillfully dabbed on with a sponge. Her quick wit and sense of fun made the experience unforgettable and as a bonus I left with my own …

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