Calls for Papers / Symposia

CFP: Fashioning Identities: Types, Customs, and Dress in a Global Context

Call For Papers Deadline: January 15, 2013 A Symposium at Hunter College City University of New York October 18-19, 2013 Chairs: Lynda Klich and Tara Zanardi, Dept. of Art & Art History http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art Pictorial imagery of local types, traditions, and dress has a long history, dating back to the sixteenth century. From costume books and … Continue reading

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CFP: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design

CFP Deadline: December 15, 2011 Conference Location: Boston, MA Conference Date: April 11-14, 2012 Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical sources, manufacturing, aesthetics, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, psychological/ sociological aspects … Continue reading

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

Publications

The Journal of Design History: Uniforms in Design History Special Issue

The Journal of Design History has published its latest special issue Uniforms in Design History. This issue covers various types of uniforms as well as uniforms from many different countries including Great Britain, Turkey and Japan. http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/4266/2 Special Issue: Uniforms in Design History Volume 24 Issue 2 May 2011 Articles Artemis Yagou Foreword: Uniforms in … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / News

Call for Papers: Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions

100th Annual CAA Conference – Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012 Session – Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions Co-chairs: Consuelo Gutierrez and Ian McDermott NEW Abstract Deadline: May 20th, 2011 Please send completed submission form, a one to two page double-spaced abstract, a letter explaining the speaker’s interest and expertise in … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Art Story Foundation reviews Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

On The Art Story Foundation’s Review of the Neue Galerie’s “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity”. The exhibition’s inclusion of the importance of psychoanalysis in art and design (including a few fashion examples such as a Reform dress, corset, and Klimt paintings of women in glittering mosaic garments) was quite intriguing and definitely worth a visit … Continue reading

Exhibitions / Lectures

Patricia Mears: Constructing Classicism in Fashion

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?aid=285203&id=7640348500 Check out photos from costume historian Patricia Mears’ lecture on fashion in the past exhibition Chaos & Classicism. Mears discussed clothing innovations that defined fashion in the 1930s and how they continue to influence modern dress and couture today. To learn more, visit the Chaos & Classicism online exhibition: http://ow.ly/3M02V By: Solomon R. Guggenheim … Continue reading

Publications

Coming Soon: Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity

I am excited to let you know about my colleague John Potvin’s new co-edited volume with Ashgate Publishing. I hope you will consider it for your personal or university library. ********** Edited by Alla Myzelev, University of Western Ontario, and John Potvin, University of Guelph “…a strong and innovative contribution to scholarship…where dress, interiors and personal identity … Continue reading