Fashion Revolution Week: Refocus on Provenance

This week is Fashion Revolution Week, an annual event begun in the UK since 2014, which highlights the importance of people in the production of fashion.  In response to the many lives lost as a result of the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 April 2013, Fashion Revolution Week is an opportunity to remind ourselves that all our clothes, and …

CFP: Polite and Impolite Pleasures: Entertaining the Georgian City

Polite and Impolite Pleasures: Entertaining the Georgian City  Where: Fairfax House, York, UK When: Friday 21 October 2016 Submission Guidelines: Send proposals of around 200 words, accompanied by a brief one-paragraph biography, to fairfaxhousesymposium@gmail.com by Friday 29 July 2016. The Georgian era saw a great increase in the variety of entertainments available to an expanding and urbanising population, and it was in towns and cities that eighteenth-century …

On teaching Fashion: and not giving the answer away.

Recently a student said to me, about his design work, ‘so I am doing this with my design work… do you like it? Are you happy?’ Which my reply was to question him as to why he was asking me that, in my opinion his creative design process and final collection has nothing to do with whether I like it or not. I see my …

Semi-Annual Research Award – Applications Extended!

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 …

Guest Post: Feathers and Fibers Fit for a King

Guest contributor Vanessa Lee-Miller is a freelance journalist specializing in Hawaiian arts and culture. While in Europe, she spends her time scouring museum collections for “lost or hidden Hawaiʻi”. In the Hawaiian language, the proverb “ka wela o ka ua”” describes the intimidating yet striking vision of an assembly of brawny, chanting warriors, long spear in hand and bedecked in feathered cloaks and helmets, preparing …

CFP: Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art

Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art Call for Presentations & Artwork When: October 20 – 22, 2016 Where: LIM College, New York City, NY. The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues). Submission Due Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 Date of Notification: Monday, June 27, 2016. Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, email address, photo (300 dpi), …

Semi-Annual Research Award – Applications Extended!

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 …

Review: Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley, Lancashire

Last year, in the Museums Journal,  I noticed an article outlining proposed closures to several local museums in Lancashire due to funding cuts. One of them was Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, the ‘last working steam-powered weaving mill in the world’. Built in 1894 by Queen Street Mill Manufacturing Company for weaving plain cotton fabric, it was operational until 1982 when it finally closed before …

Parisian Insights: La Mode Retrouvée

Rare are the fashion exhibitions that not only address your literary souvenirs but also real life. At the Palais Galleria, just ended La Mode Retrouvée, dedicated to the Countess Greffuhle’s wardrobe, one of the museum’s most important historical collections. I was very impatient to visit this show as I had often heard about this mysterious collection during my studies at l’Ecole du Louvre and having …

CFP: Fashion // Intersections: Bodies, Cultures, Spaces

Fashion // Intersections: Bodies, Cultures, Spaces When: 15th July 2016 Where: London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London, W1G 0BJ Submission guidelines: Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to fashionintersections@gmail.com  by 29th April 2016. Proposals will be blind-reviewed by the organising committee. Applicants invited to present will be asked to prepare a 15-20 minute paper presentation and provide a 150-word biography. New …

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