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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Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: Material Sense of Things in the Middle Ages

Call for Papers: Material Sense of Things in the Middle Ages CAA 2012, Los Angeles California, February 22-25, 2012 Registration deadline: May 2, 2011 CAA 2012 Session Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art Res et significatio: The Material Sense of Things in the Middle Ages Aden Kumler (University of Chicago); and Christopher Lakey … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Exhibition – Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion

Philadelphia Museum of Art March 16, 2011 – June 5, 2011 Italian fashion designer and artist Roberto Capucci (born 1930) is revered by contemporary designers for his innovative silhouettes and masterful use of form, color, and materials. This exhibition–featuring over eighty works, as well as original drawings and sketches–will be the first survey of his … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … 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

Inspiring Fashion: Gifts from Designers Honoring Tom Marotta

Philadelphia Museum of Art September 12, 2009 – Summer 2010 Fashion designers use their talent and vision to interpret the current mood and aesthetic, finding inspiration in a variety of sources. The exploration of an artistic movement, a reinterpretation of historic clothing, or the transformation of street styles or utilitarian clothes may be the springboard … Continue reading