Publication on Fashion and Memory

We are pleased to announce that a selection of papers from the symposium have now been published in Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty. The special issue on fashion and memory can be found here:

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2817/

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Programme Confirmed

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FASHION AND RE-COLLECTION

A Postgraduate Symposium at London College of Fashion

Tuesday 29th January 2013, 9am to 6.30pm

 

9.00 -10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Opening Remarks

10.15 – 11.15 Keynote Speaker and Discussion

Prof. Caroline Evans, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
‘Fashion and memory: material mnemonics’

11.15 – 11.45 Morning Break: Teas and Coffees

11.45 – 1.15 Parallel Sessions A and B

Session A.
Felice McDowell, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
‘Somewhere between the past and the present: the fashion magazine and the historical reader’

Sara Skillen, Brighton University.
‘The Material Culture of Mythical Speech: An Investigation into the Constructed History of Percy Savage, Fashion PR.’

Aurelie van de Peer and Anton Froeyman, Ghent University.
‘Fashion curation as matchmaking: Past, present and historical experience in the ModeMuseum, Antwerp’

Session B.  
Matilda Aspinall, CCW, University of the Arts London.
‘The Memories of Mrs Guiney’s Gown’

June Rowe, CCW, University of the Arts London.
‘Still Bodies: Recollecting Fashionable Feminine Display’

Lianne Toussaint, Radboud University, Nijmegen.
‘Looking Back to the Future. Performances of Memory in Fashion’

1.15-2.15 Buffet Lunch

2.15 – 3.45 Session C

Charlene K. Lau, York University, Toronto.
‘Bernhard Willhelm and Sartorial Remembrance’

Laura Snelgrove, Parsons, New York.
‘“Taking Us Into 2000”: Vogue’s Struggle With Time in the 1990s’

Agata Zborowska, University of Warsaw.
‘Uses and abuses of history: a case of a Comme des Garçons fashion show’

3.45 – 4.00 Afternoon Break

4.00 – 5.00 Keynote Speaker and Discussion

Dr. Linda Sandino, Victoria and Albert Museum & CCW, University of the Arts London.
‘“And what were you wearing?”  Clothing, memory and museums.’

5.00 – 6.30 Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

Registration for Fashion and Re-collection 2013 is now open.  If you are interested in attending the symposium, online registration can be done via the University of the Arts London website:

http://estore.arts.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=96&deptid=176&catid=24

Enquiries: fashionandrecollection@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the symposium.

Prof. Caroline Evans
Professor in Fashion History and Theory
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Paper Title: ‘Fashion and memory: material mnemonics’

Dr. Linda Sandino
Senior Research Fellow
Victoria and Albert museum, and CCW, University of the Arts London

Paper Title: ‘“And what were you wearing?”  Clothing, memory and museums.’

The full symposium schedule will be posted soon.

Registration for Fashion and Re-collection 2013 is now open.  If you are interested in attending the symposium, online registration can be done via the University of the Arts London website:
http://estore.arts.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=96&deptid=176&catid=24

Registration Now Open!

Following a very high standard of submissions, the final selection of abstracts has now been made.  Fashion and Re-collection 2013  looks set to be an exciting event, bringing together postgraduate researchers, from a range of universities, to discuss the relationship between fashion and memory.  Follow the link below to register for the event via the University of the Arts London website:

http://estore.arts.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=96&deptid=176&catid=24

Full details of schedule and presenters to follow shortly.

Enquiries: fashionandrecollection@gmail.com

Call For Papers

FASHION & RE-COLLECTION

A Postgraduate Symposium with Keynote Speakers
London College of Fashion, 29 January 2013

Keynote Speakers: Professor Caroline Evans and Dr. Linda Sandino

Professor Caroline Evans and Dr. Linda Sandino

Fashion can be understood as ‘poised ambiguously between present and past’, as noted by Elizabeth Wilson (2003).  Indeed, the 2009 inaugural issue of Vestoj, Journal of Satorial Matters, was dedicated to exploring the complexities of fashion in relation to material memories, both personal and public.  As this dichotomy suggests, the interrelationship between the concepts of fashion and memory is far from uniform, and can be understood instead as context-dependent.  Such contexts include, but are not limited to: everyday dress practices; fashion photography – both amateur and mass media; fashion in film; fashion design; dress and fashion in collections – museum, archival or personal.  Given this range of perspectives, Fashion and Re-collection seeks to explore the relationship between fashion and remembering, bringing together postgraduate researchers from a range of disciplines to contribute to the debate.  Overall, we hope to address the following questions: What memories can fashion evoke?  And, what does fashion, in its multifarious guises, want to forget?

We therefore invite postgraduate students to submit proposals on papers that deal with any aspect of Fashion and Re-Collection.  The following headings provide a further indication of possible subject areas, which are open to creative and liberal interpretation:

  • Fashion in the Context of Late Modernity and ‘Postmodernity’
  • Remembering through Visual Culture
  • Material Culture and Memory
  • Methods and Approaches to the Study of Fashion and Memory

What To Send: 300 word abstracts should be submitted to fashionandrecollection@gmail.com by 26 OCTOBER 2012.  Abstracts should be in Word format and include the following information:

  • Author(s)
  • Affiliation(s)
  • Email Address(es)
  • Title of Abstract
  • Body of Abstract

We will acknowledge receipt of all abstracts received, and so if you have not heard back from us within one week of submission, please let us know as you may need to resubmit your abstract.  Please note that there will be a £10 fee for attending the symposium, which will cover lunch, teas and coffees.  Registration for the symposium will open in December.

Organising Chairs: Sara Chong Kwan, Morna Laing and Mario J. Roman

Enquiries: fashionandrecollection@gmail.com

Symposium Blog: fashionandrecollection.wordpress.com

Organised by the London College of Fashion Research Student Hub with the support of London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 20 John Prince’s Street, London W1G 0BJ.

[Photograph by Toby McFarlan Pond 1998. Reproduced with the permission of Jill Ritblat and Violette Editions, from the book One Woman’s Wardrobe.]