It took me a decade - from the early 90s, when I was fresh out of school, until the year — to realize that the world has no shortage of fashion designers who are capable of making trendy, elegant, sexy and sophisticated garments, but that it is badly in need of simply clothes designers. My own definitions would set fashion and clothing greatly apart.
This includes, but is not limited to, students, museum curators, designers, journalists, and academics in a number of fields, as well as independent researchers.
The aim of this event, which the organisers hope will become an annual fixture in the calendar, is to create a space for those actively engaged in research into dress and textile history to present new work, and to promote awareness of the diversity and vitality of the field.
The event is deliberately unthemed to allow for a wide variety of research to be presented.
Society for Renaissance Studies: In addition to scholarly papers, the conference will offer workshops on publishing, funding applications, teaching, and public engagement, as well as tours of libraries. For more information and call for papers go here. Dress and its meanings are matters of significance for social and cultural historians; the circuits of clothing across the globe are used to explain patterns of globalisation; its exchange between people is essential to understandings of consumer culture; everything we wear is understood as a crucial component identities and rituals.
Once denigrated by design reformers, fashionable dress is integrated into histories of design and western clothing is considered alongside traditional textiles within studies of material culture.
The full text of the Call for Papers can be viewed here.
We welcome proposals from: Download the Call for Papers here. For more details or to register an account and receive notifications about the site and the Costume Colloquium events visit the official Costume Colloquium website. For more details visit: Peter McNeil University of Technology Sydney and Stockholm University and Patrik Steorn Stockholm University This Fashioning the Early Modern workshop will focus on the importance of print-culture in communicating fashionable ideas, material products and dress practices in a European context.
New and cheaper forms of graphic reproduction and a greatly expanded commercial press arose in eighteenth-century Western Europe. Attitudes towards fashion in print played a significant role in defining national and regional identity across Europe. Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.
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The symposium is open to all; workshop participants are invited to attend. Dr Paula Hohti, University of Helsinki. For photos from the workshop, visit the 2nd workshop page.
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Latest edition of the Newsletter can be accessed here.Renaissance Fashion: The Birth of Power Dressing Ulinka Rublack looks at why the Renaissance was a turning point in people’s attitudes to clothes and their appearance.
Ulinka Rublack | Published in History Today Volume 61 Issue 1 January Retro style (also known as "vintage inspired") is a style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, music, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the past.
Clothing (also known as clothes, apparel and attire) is a collective term for items worn on the body. Clothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world.
Unlike most studies, which assume that the 'rise of the West' is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play .
Fashion is a popular style, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body.
 Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which people present themselves.A fashion can become the prevailing style in behaviour or manifest the newest creations of designers, technologists, engineers, and design managers. Rencontres Anti_Fashion is a declaration of love to the fashion industry.
We want to raise awareness by bringing together creative and intellectual forces as well as economic players. Together, we can imagine new education, production, marketing and communication practices in fashion and in the.