On Teaching: Summer Engagement Strategies

Summer is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about vacation, family time, and for many college administrators, student retention. During this time of year, students also begin to think about time with friends and family. Too often the summer turns quickly into fall and, before you know it, several students have decided not to come back to college. How can we counteract …

Fashion-Focused Digital Resources: HEARTH Home Economics Archive

HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, History) is a fantastic digital archive compiled by the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell. Launched in 2003, HEARTH was recognized in a 2013 study of long-term sustainability of digital collections. The collection’s highlights, and likely what brings the most users to the site, are historical runs of Harper’s Bazaar, 1867-1900, and Good Housekeeping, 1885-1919. HEARTH’s Help page provides site navigation and searching …

A Postcard from Abroad: Summertime in the UK

Hello!  It’s nice to be back, and be able to bring you a summery round up of fashion related events and exhibitions in the UK over the next few months.  My last Worn Through contribution was in early spring and I must say a massive thank you to our Managing Editor Brenna Barks for covering in my absence with some great videos; that last one …

You Should Be Reading: Summer Reading for Fashion Historians

Opportunities for leisure reading seem to be more plentiful in the summertime, whether that’s because you’re involved in academia or find yourself with a free afternoon on a beach or in an airport. I’ve compiled a list of some new releases in fashion literature that are popular and/or well reviewed. What will you be reading this summer? Please let us know in the comments. 1. Chrisman-Campbell, …

CFP: Feeding Fashion Energy – New Pathways for Fashion Education

Fashion Colloquia Milano hosted by Domus Academy, Italy September 21 – 22, 2015 Contributions by June 30, 2015 We are calling for a global conversation that reviews both our former, current and future pathways within fashion education. In particular, we need to identify our strengths, what is effective and valuable. The themes of food and energy for life are central themes within the Expo World …

Book Review: African Fashion, Global Style

It is more often than not that African fashion—an umbrella term that cannot possibly distill the fashion endeavors of every country on this continent into two words—is talked about within the retail marketplace in terms of Western designers and companies that have their pieces made in Africa, often on an artisanal, small scale, with the aim in training men and women in sewing and manufacturing …

Domestic Affairs: Woven Luxuries

Something I’ve learned about fashion and textile exhibitions is that size really, truly doesn’t matter. It is generally the big exhibitions — the Met’s annual gala and accompanying show, the de Young’s Balenciaga exhibition, etc. — that get the press, but I have found it is the smaller, more intimate shows that tend to stay with me and which can genuinely surprise me. Such is the …

Kōrero Kākahu: Air New Zealand at Te Papa

The national museum, Te Papa is having a bumper year with a succession of incredibly successful exhibitions, two of which are still on show. Alongside the blockbuster that is Gallipoli – The Scale of Our War (which provides an opportunity for commemorating the centenary of the Anzac experience) is Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our nation. The world. Connected. Quite a convoluted name for an exhibition that I …

CFP: Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History

Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Taipei, Taiwan, October 26-28, 2016, hosted by the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Abstract due: July 20, 2015 We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for ICDHS 2016 Taipei, The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies. Taipei – …

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