A Postcard from Abroad: Duro Olowu and Nicola Thorp

This is my last post until September – time to take a little summer break! However, just before I go, here’s two interesting events during August that represent both the everyday and the out of the ordinary aspects of fashion and dress. Making and Unmaking is an exhibition drawing the work of over 70 artists spanning the last two centuries together with an emphasis on …

CFP: Mapping Sustainable Fashion: Global Perspectives

Call for Book Chapters: Mapping Sustainable Fashion: Global Perspectives Edited by: Alison Gwilt, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Alice Payne, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Submission guidelines: The editors invite interested authors to submit by email (in English in a Word file format) an abstract of approximately 300-500 words that sets out the key points to be discussed in …

CFP: DisArt Fashion Show Artprize 2016

DisArt Fashion Show Artprize 2016: Call for Fashion Designers & Disabled Models to create art that alters people’s imaginations and cultural expectations Who: DisArt, devoted to changing perceptions about disabilities one work of art at a time, seeks submissions from fashion designers of ALL backgrounds of work that speaks to the disabled body. When: September 24, 2016 Where: DisArt Fashion Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan Submission guidelines: Title …

On Teaching Fashion: the competition of the final shows.

  The final presentation of students’ work comes in many formats, static department exhibitions, fashion catwalks, students’ own portfolio and also, less exciting to some- but equally important: the end of year standardisation to the qualification verifiers. I spend many sessions individually with students preparing portfolios, CV’s and statements- but this can only go so far and I think it is crucial for the individual …

Socialist Fashion for Beginners: Modna i już! Moda w PRL-u

Guest contributor Dominika Łukoszek is a PhD graduate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and freelance researcher. She is interested in fashion theory, fashion exhibitions and fashion history during the socialist period in Poland. Since February 2011, she has been also running a blog on fashion – Modologia (‘fashionology’). Vintage mania has many faces. In Poland it is the face of nostalgia for designs of …

Fashion for All Ages: An Antidote to the UK Referendum

Here in the UK, over the last fortnight, we appear to be experiencing seismic shifts on a daily basis across the nation’s economic, political and social landscapes. The results of our referendum on 23rd June revealed a fractured country with people divided not just by income and political parties but by education, age, geography and leisure. Arguably this is not new news but given that …

CFP: New Perspectives on Parisian Haute Couture, from 1850 until today

New Perspectives on Parisian Haute Couture, from 1850 until today  Who: Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Institut Français de la Mode, Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent. With the collaboration of the Fédération de la couture du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode. When:March 24-25, 2017 Where: Paris, France Submission guidelines: Please send a 200 word abstract before September 10, 2016 to the following address: ColloqueHauteCouture@inha.fr. Papers …

Kōrero Kākahu: Jealous Saboteurs

It seems fitting that for my last post for this wonderful website that I come full circle and write about the same gallery I wrote about in my first post. City Gallery in Wellington is a long-time favourite of mine, and it has been a join having fashion as an entry point for looking at art exhibitions. The latest exhibition that drew me in has many …

CFP: Mapping Sustainable Fashion – Global Perspectives

Call for Book Chapters: Mapping Sustainable Fashion: Global Perspectives. Edited by: Alison Gwilt, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Alice Payne, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Submission guidelines: In the first instance we invite interested authors to submit by email (in English in a Word file format) an abstract of approximately 300-500 words that sets out the key points to be discussed …

The day Brexit came true

Last night, as I could not sleep, I followed the Brexit developments as more and more votes came in. It was a tight race but when I woke up this morning, “Brexiting” the EU came true, for the first time since its conception. Image source here So what does this mean for the fashion industry? How will you incorporate the development in your lectures or …

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