Calls for Papers

Call for papers: Chitrolekha online magazine

Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design An Online Magazine Dedicated to Exploring the Language of Beauty Available at http://www.chitrolekha.com The district of Bankura in West Bengal is a surprisingly fertile ground of arts and crafts with a rich cultural heritage. It boasts beautiful original architecture and sculpture, stunning traditional crafts, exquisite textile products, folk … Continue reading

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Exhibitions

Exhibition: Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY March 18–June 5, 2011 Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous … Continue reading

Conferences

CONF: Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange

CONF: Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange October 22, 2010 University of Zurich, Hauptgebäude, KOL-F-30 Program 10:00 – 10:15 Welcoming Remarks 10:15 – 12:00 Session I: Textile Identities: Byzantium, Islam, and Eurasian Borderlands Branislav Cvetkovic (Regional Museum, Jagodina, Serbia), Textiles and Their Usage in Medieval Balkans: The Royal Context Warren Woodfin (University of … 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

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

Lectures

Think Pink! Forecasting National Color Trends from Midtown Manhattan, 1920s – 1950s

F.I.T. NYC Lecture: Think Pink! Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Who predicted color trends before Pantone and the Color Marketing Group? This talk explores the careers of America’s first professional color forecasters and their efforts to coordinate the flow of color information through the millinery, leather, garment, and textile … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: Symposium: Uniform – State – Power. Uniforms as signs of change in state power?

Uniformity as an expression of material culture is a phenomenon which pervades many areas of our life. It appears, for instance, in corporate workwear, sportswear or the common style among certain youth subcultures. In the academic discourse on uniforms as a means of social communication, those civil forms have recently gained much attention. State uniforms, … Continue reading