Conferences / Publications

Conference: Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues

Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues 3rd Global Conference Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of expression which displays and begins to define a person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a culture, and even a nation. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary … Continue reading

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Articles

Q and A: Tim Gunn

Q and A: Tim Gunn * By Megan Gambino * Smithsonian magazine, December 2010 The co-host of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway talks about what makes good design and more. Especially interesting is the question regarding whether designers should visit museums and Gunn’s statement that clothes are a form of semiotics. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Q-and-A-Tim-Gunn.html#ixzz16jAtW8KA Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

CFA: MA in Contemporary Art, Design & New Media Art Histories

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MASTER OF ARTS IN CONTEMPORARY ART, DESIGN AND NEW MEDIA ART HISTORIES OCAD University is pleased to announce the expansion of its Master’s program in Contemporary Art History to now include Design History and New Media Art History. Housed in one innovative program — the MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New … Continue reading

Exhibitions

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection Exhibition

Brooklyn Museum American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection May 7–August 1, 2010 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its … Continue reading

Exhibitions / Publications

Black Fashion Museum

A great post from iheartthreadbared.wordpress.com! The commentary before the review could apply to all the underrepresented groups of women in the United States. http://iheartthreadbared.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/linkage-black-fashion-museum/ Hopefully more collections and scholarship like the ones for Hispanic designers listed below will help bring more attention to these glaring gaps. The Latin American Fashion Reader Regina Root Berg Publishers … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: Fashion for the High Street

Closing Date: Monday 26th May 2010 Background Applications are invited for this AHRC-funded three year collaborative doctoral award, entitled ‘Fashion for the High Street. The design and making of menswear in Leeds 1945-1980’, tenable in the School of History at the University of Leeds, in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries. This project will investigate … Continue reading

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New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles

New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles Collection Unparalleled for their splendor, documentation, and extraordinary level of preservation, the 27,000 objects of the Costume Collection not only chronicle the stylistic evolution of our nation’s fashion capital, but proffer an intimate insight into the social history of its populace. Its holdings betray the aspirational nature of fashion, … Continue reading

Exhibitions

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain 1860-1900

Victoria & Albert Museum, London April – July 2011 Admission charge will apply This will be the first international exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain (1860-1900). The well spring of the ‘new art’ movements of the late 19th century, Aestheticism is now acknowledged for its revolutionary re-negotiation of the … Continue reading

Symposia

Annual Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium

Annual Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium Americans in Paris: Designers, Buyers, Editors, Photographers, Models, and Clients in Paris Fashion Since Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson first brought the “American look” to the court of Versailles, American have played a vital role in Paris fashion. Graduate students in FIT’s M.A. program in Fashion and Textile Studies … Continue reading