Fashion, Style, Aesthetics & “Black Lives Matter”
Oct
1
11:59 PM23:59

Fashion, Style, Aesthetics & “Black Lives Matter”

A special issue of the journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture (Intellect)

‘Fashion is always at its best when it looks outside of itself for inspiration and holds up a mirror to society’. That is the opinion of fashion designer Maxwell Osborne, part of his July 2016 op-ed piece published in W magazine titled, ‘Why I stand with Black Lives Matter’ (Osborne 2016). His message to the fashion industry confronts the intersection of fashion with politics and social issues.

It was in July 2013 that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement began in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighbourhood watchman, who racially pro led, stalked, and fatally shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. It is ironic that critics blamed Martin for his own death because he was wearing a ‘hoodie’ (a hooded sweatshirt), commonly associated with black delinquency. What began as a simple hashtag, BLM has emerged as a prominent international social activist movement aimed at addressing police brutality against blacks. The movement has pointed a spotlight on systemic racism. Subsequently, it has made a splash in popular culture and in fashion.

Fashion designers (Pyer Moss), entertainers (Beyoncé and Jay Z), athletes (Colin Kaepernick), activists, and everyday people have successfully used fashion, style, and aesthetics as a means of bringing the public eye to BLM. Fashion, indeed, is a vehicle to further examine important social issues of the day. Therefore, this special issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture examines fashion relating to the BLM movement. This view includes how fashion intertwines with culture.

The call is open to written manuscripts from all research methods and disciplines. We encourage innovative and new popular-culture research, scholarship, and creative works about fashion, design, style, the body, and consumerism. 

Submission deadline: October 1, 2018

Additional information and submission guidelines can be found at the Intellect website.

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Fashion, Photography and the Erotic
Dec
1
11:59 PM23:59

Fashion, Photography and the Erotic

A Special Issue of the journal Fashion, Style & Popular Culture (Intellect) 

Fashion and photography have for long in uenced how we look at sexuality. From the iconic and sexually charged advertisements of Calvin Klein and Benetton in the 1980s, to the heroin chic movement of the 1990s, the connection between fashion, photography and sexuality has been ever present.

Recently the rise in popularity of the ‘fashion lm’ as well as a growing trend for collaborations and crossovers by photographers, designers and artists have brought new dimensions to this subject matter, further blurring the lines between fashion, ne art and pornography. Whether perceived as distasteful, shocking, interesting,

or thought provoking, it has nonetheless continued to be a highly relevant and in uential re ection of the societal issues.

This special issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is aimed at all aspects of fashion and photography as they relate to contemporary sexuality, as well as their intersections with lm, music videos and social media.

The call is open to written manuscripts as well as visual art that fall within the category. All topics will be double-blind peer-reviewed. 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2018

Additional information and submission guidelines can be found at the Intellect website.

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Fashion Unraveled
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Fashion Unraveled

From the Museum at FIT:

Through their direct relationship to the body, clothes are among our most intimate and powerful possessions. They often retain traces of the body even after they have been discarded, and reveal aspects of their wearers’ personal histories and experiences. Garments that have been altered, mended, repurposed, left unfinished, damaged, or deconstructed highlight the aberrant beauty in flawed objects, and may also demonstrate their owners’ creative agency. With the exception of intentional imperfections, such as those in deconstructed fashion, flawed garments have been largely overlooked in studies of dress. Analyses of clothing often focus on objects that are perceived as exemplary of their era, of a designer’s body of work, or as illustrations of a theme.

In contrast, this colloquium aims to dig beneath the frequently veneered representations of dress by centering on imperfect garments and on the significance of dressing as a habitual, intimate, and ephemeral act. It is inspired by The Museum at FIT exhibition Fashion Unraveled (May 29 – November 17, 2018).

This interdisciplinary colloquium welcomes abstracts for 20-minute papers or 30-minute panels (up to 4 participants) from researchers, curators, conservators, and makers of dress. 

Suggested topics for the papers include, but are not limited to:

  • the study, analysis, and display of worn clothing;
  • the value of “inauthentic” garments within dress collections;
  • the remaking of clothing and textiles for reasons of economy and/or sustainability;
  • the emotional value of, or attachment to clothing;
  • biographies or hidden histories of clothes or their wearers;
  • distressed and deconstructed fashion;
  • memory/trace/imprint, and the ways in which clothing evokes or alters memory;
  • fashion and mistakes/imperfections/failures;
  • intimate and personal experiences of dress as they relate to wider narratives.

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word file to fashionunraveledcolloquium@gmail.com by April 25, 2018. They should be no longer than 300 words, including the title of the paper, and contain the name, affiliation, and contact information (email and telephone number) of the applicant. Authors will receive notification of acceptance by May 25, 2018.

For more information, visit The Museum at FIT website.

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Curious Fashion Research Endeavours
Mar
22
11:59 PM23:59

Curious Fashion Research Endeavours

First Fashion Marketing Consumption Discourse Colloquium, Regents University London (June 21, 2018)

We are in an era of discovery within the broad fashion marketing and consumption discipline.  From polarized views on the need for ethical and conscious decision-making around fashion supply chains and design in tandem with a digital evolution.  This colloquium brings together academic, industry and students as the future voice of fashion.  This is a comprehensive call, as this is our first colloquium and we wish to be as inclusive as possible to all researchers and academics working within this broad discipline. 

The organizers welcome submissions on all aspects of Fashion Marketing and Consumption and any discourse related papers of this area (see below) for presentation and conversation at the 2018 Colloquium.  Presentation streams will be provided for all areas of academic research with a specialist fashion ‘sustainability’ track hosted by the Sustainability SIG for the Academy of Marketing.  

All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed. A Best Paper Award will be announced during the conference. After the conference, a number of papers will be invited for publication in a range of special issues including: 

Submission Deadline: March 22, 2018

More information and submission guidelines can be found at the FMCD website.

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Cuadernos
Mar
10
11:59 PM23:59

Cuadernos

The call for papers for the June 2018 issue of Cuadernos.info: a special section on Consumption, branding and digital communication is open.

This edition aims to bring together different works that explore, describe and analyze –from different theories and methods– how the industry configures itself around the content generated by audiences in online social media, specifically, regarding the practices deployed in digital platforms by the consumers around goods and services, as well as the branding and self-branding strategies developed by "bloggers", "instagrammers", "influencers" and "Youtubers" when generating value for themselves and the goods they promote. The special theme will be guest edited by Arturo Arriagada (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, arturo.arriagada@uai.cl).

We remind authors that, as is usual, articles about other topics related to communication may also be submitted. All submissions must comply with the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. Cuadernos.info is a peer-reviewed journal, indexed in SCOPUS and SciELO Citation Index, among others.

Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018

The complete CFP and submission guidelines can be found at the journal's website.

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