CFP: Tradition & Innovation: Challenges for Fashion and Luxury in the 21st Century

Global Fashion Conference 2016: Tradition & Innovation: Challenges for Fashion and Luxury in the 21st Century Where: Stockholm University When: 20th and 21st of October Deadline for the submission of abstracts: before the 31st of May. Send to: globalfashionconference@gmail.com. The title of the abstract should be no longer than 12 words, and the abstract itself should have between 250 and 400 words and up to five keywords. Abstracts …

On teaching fashion: How teachers stay inspired

Today’s post is for all teachers, lecturers and professors because I want to ask everyone: How do you stay inspired? Image source here. When we teach, we have to give, share, transfer knowledge, encourrage, praise and nurture. My personal experience has taught me, that this can only happen when you have enough material, knowledge and inspiration yourself in the first place. But how do you …

Book Reviews preview: Transformations

Between personal matters and a looming deadline, Book Reviews is on hiatus this month. Coming next month will be a review of a study that is revealing itself as an engaging and in-depth look at the power of clothing to transform the wearer.  While this may not seem like a new, revelatory statement, Pravina Shukla’s book Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress argues forth the thesis …

Guest Post: She’s Got Legs: A History of Hemlines and Fashion

She’s Got Legs: A History of Hemlines and Fashion (Schiffer Publishing, 2016) is a new book exploring fashion history with legs at center stage. The book’s thirteen chapters examine different themes of “legcentric” fashions such as undergarments, pants, swimwear, dance wear, sports clothes, and stockings. With over 300 color images, the book paints, visually and textually, a narrative of changing body and beauty ideals from …

Semi-Annual Research Award!

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: April 1, 2016. Awards will be decided by May 1 and distributed by May 15, 2016. Please note: Anyone …

CFP: The Culture of Collaborations: New Directions in Clothing and Textiles Teaching and Research

The Culture of Collaborations: New Directions in Clothing and Textiles Teaching and Research Who: 3rd International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles (KSCT) Joint Symposium When: November 8-11, 2016 Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver Vancouver, Canada Submission deadline: April 1, 2016 Submission guidelines: Submit your Cover Page and Abstract via email to 1) Authors from ITAA: Dr. Marie-Eve Faust, Ecole Superieure de Mode, ESG, …

On Teaching Fashion: What will the future hold?

What do you think is the future of Fashion education? I have been considering this lately in relation to the different methods that individual learn by and the opportunities available to them. With the plethora of online sewing tutorials, blogs and Youtube videos, individuals at home, what ever age can pick up new skills and abilities. These can be from home enthusiasts, professionals, mini courses …

Worn Clothes

It’s been almost two years since Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton, and Worn Stories by Emily Spivack were published.  Both texts set out to explore the significance of clothes and fashion from the perspective of individual wearers, inviting them to share their sartorial histories alongside images of the actual garments.  Somewhere between a museum and a participant observation project, …

CFP: Shopping, Consumers & Retailing: Historical Perspectives

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Shopping, Consumers & Retailing: Historical Perspectives Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2016. Submission requirements: Manuscripts should be 5000–7000 words and prepared using the Intellect Journal House Style. Please send manuscripts to Michael Mamp and Sara Marcketti. For questions regarding submissions or enquires regarding the journal, please contact Founding Editor of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, Joseph Hancock. The fashion and apparel …

Domestic Affairs: Philadelphia in Style at the Michener

Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities. I love the history, the atmosphere, and (of course) the museums. So when the Michener Art Museum contacted me about their new exhibition, Philadelphia in Style, which examines “clothing and accessories created, worn, and sold in Philadelphia from 1896 to 1994”, I leapt at the chance to do a “virtual” review in the lead up to the exhibition’s …

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Available now: Punk Style by Worn Through founder, Monica Sklar, PhD. Find it at : Amazon.com, Powell's Books, or a bookseller near you.