CFP: Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line within the Global Clothing and Textiles Industry

Special Article Collection of Fashion and Textiles on “Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line within the Global Clothing and Textiles Industry” Submission deadline: December 1st, 2015 Please click here for more detailed submission guidelines.  The Fashion and Textiles journal is a research journal that aims to advance knowledge and to seek new perspectives to fashion and textiles worldwide through publication of high quality original research articles, …

On Teaching: Incorporating Ethics in Fashion Education Curriculum- A Request for Dialogue

Last week a student made an interesting revelation in a workshop regarding the concept of ethics and responsibility taught in fashion education. This student voiced that as he studied more about the fashion industry, the more dissatisfied he became with the way the industry in general does business. He highlighted “hot topics” within the industry such as child models, unhealthy body images, and poor manufacturing …

Book Giveaway: Japanese Fashion Cultures

*Contest closed, we have a winner!* U.S. replies only please! Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishers, in this post we’re giving away: Japanese Fashion Cultures The first reader to email me with the correct answer to the following trivia question about Worn Through will receive this book! (Please include your mailing address in the email.) Here is the question. The answer can be found by looking back through …

Conference Review: Survival and Revival: Clothing Design that Survives and Fashion Trends that Are Revived

Last Saturday I attended the one day international conference of dress historians in London, organized by The Association of Dress Historians. Entitled Survival and Revival: Clothing Design that Survives and Fashion Trends that Are Revived, the day was packed with a variety of short presentations from a host of international speakers. There were three main sessions, within which you could choose to attend three out …

Parisian Insights: Helena Parada-Kim – Costume and Identity

It seems as though art fairs fuel my quest for novelty. After having discovered Shozo Shimamoto’s splattered clothing at Art Paris – an experience I had shared here – I came across an interesting art work during my visit at Paris’ new fair dedicated to asian art: Asia Now. Amongst the exposition’s impressive findings, I noticed an intriguing painting, Sonae by Helena Parada-Kim. The gallery …

CFP: Sense, Experiment, Surprise, Understanding: A Symposium for PhD Students in the Creative Arts

Sense, Experiment, Surprise, Understanding: A Symposium for PhD Students in the Creative Arts Where: Nottingham Trent University When: 21-22 January 2016 Submission requirements: To present a short paper on your work, please send a 300 word abstract to Dr Iryna Kuksa by 30th November. To help to shape the symposium, please address one or more of the questions below. The presentations should be 15 minutes long and PowerPoint / …

Domestic Affairs: Fleurs: Botanicals in Dress at FIDM Museum

An exhibition dedicated to flowers and botanicals in dress seems so obvious in retrospect. Flowers and nature have long been popular themes in all the arts, especially textiles. Yet noticing and focusing on what seems obvious only in hindsight is exactly the sort of quiet genius I have come to expect of the FIDM Museum. As I mentioned in my post highlighting the Helen Larson …

Kōrero Kākahu: Carmen

Carmen: An exotic New Zealander is an exhibition that has recently opened at the national museum, Te Papa. To describe it as an “exhibition” is a bit of a stretch actually as it is only one case featuring five collection objects that were gifted to the museum by Carmen herself. As a bit of background, Carmen was born Trevor Rupe in small-town New Zealand in …

CFP: International Journal of Costume and Fashion

The Korean Society of Costume, International Journal of Costume and Fashion, December 2015 (Vol. 15, No. 2) Deadline for submissions: November 20, 2015 International Journal of Costume and Fashion (IJCF), published biannually in every June and December since 2001, has been one of the representative academic journals of the Korean Society of Costume. Academic, industrial, and multinational research findings are published through the journal. IJCF is now inviting papers for …

Cyborg lecturer

  My former university, Central Saint Martins in London, where I did my MA in “Textiles Futures” has firstly renamed the course to “Material Futures” and also invited a cyborg practicioner-in-residence. This cyborg is Neil Harbisson, a remarkable man who sees the world in greyscale due to a condition called achromatopsia but can hear colours thanks to a brain implant. Below you can see his …

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