Fashion and Media

October 14, 2017, University of Drexel, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Fashion is signified and utilized through various forms of media. In Fashion And…symposium we will focus on how fashion is portrayed in all types of media. Presentations should examine the representations and expressions of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, and textiles in various forms. Whether examining the latest technological innovations in fashion design, or how clothing is portrayed in paintings and sculpture, to the use of social media allowing an individual to show the latest clothing they purchased to friends, this symposium aims to push the envelopeof scholarship to gain new understandings about the visual expression of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing and textiles through all media types. From the historical to the contemporary – the technological to fine artistic expression, Fashion And Media aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts interconnections between fashion and media.

The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion”. While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or way of behaving in any field. Thus, proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as fine arts, digital media, television, film, merchandising, fashion design, business, architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies among others to examine interconnections and intersections between fashion and media.

This symposium provides the opportunity for academics, researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students to exchange research findings, innovative teaching strategies, and creative designs addressing the interrelationships between fashion and media.

Participation

You are invited to participate in this symposium by submitting a written abstract detailing scholarship and/or research study, an abstract of innovative teaching strategy, a design, or a proposal for a panel of speakers addressing some aspect of fashion and media (all panel members will have to register). All accepted abstract submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.

Symposium formats include poster sessions (wall mountable only), design work, concurrent design, scholarship/research and teaching presentations (each speaker will have 15 – 20 minutes), and panel sessions that are submitted will need to have a minimum of 3 participants.

 Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Fashion in Fine Arts
  • Fashion in Print Media & Advertising
  • Fashion in Magazines & Marketing
  • Magalogues & Catalogues
  • Fashion on Television
  • The Internet & Fashion
  • Fashion in Public Relations & Events
  • The Runway As a Form of Fashion Media
  • Historical Twists in Fashion Because of Media Influences
  • Artwork & Design Representing Fashion Through New Forms of Media
  • The Impact of Social Media on Style and Fashion
  • Changes in the Psychology and Sociology of Fashion Because of Media
  • How media helps us to communicate fashion identities
  • Media and its relations to gender and fashion
  • Media and its relations to fashion and sex
  • Fashion, Media & The Body
  • Fashion, Media, Work & Careers
  • Fashion, Media & Popular and American Culture
  • Other Proposals Related to Fashion & Media

Submission Guidelines

Abstract Abstracts should present research/scholarship/teaching/design that has not been published or presented at other professional conferences. Use Times New Roman, font size 12, for all text including titles and 1 inch margins. Prepare three electronic files, all in Microsoft Word format. Undergraduate submissions must have a faculty sponsor. It is the responsibility of the faculty sponsor to screen the entries for quality, completeness, and accuracy and to be actively involved in the submission process. All research/teaching/design submissions presented at the symposium will be included in the Proceedings. An author whose work is accepted, an author from a team of researchers, or the undergraduate faculty sponsor must attend the symposium and present the work as well as register for the symposium.

File 1 contains a cover page with title of paper and name and contact information (address, phone number, email) for all authors. Corresponding author is designated. All symposium information will be sent to corresponding author only.

File 2 contains an abstract in English for review (2 pages maximum, single spaced, in a Word.doc format; one inch margins, font size 12, Times New Roman). Include the title (single spaced, centered, maximum 30 words) but no identifying information about author(s) or professional affiliation(s). Tables and other graphics should be incorporated within the body of the abstract in the appropriate place(s). All content (references, tables, figures) must fit within the 2 page limit.

File 3 contains the information in file 2 with the addition of authors, institutional affiliation, and country information left justified. File 3 will be used for the symposium proceedings. This will go directly into the proceedings once the submission has been accepted for presentation. There will be no opportunity to make changes once submitted to the symposium.

EXAMPLE OF CORRECT FORMAT:
This Is the Title of the Paper
Joseph H. Hancock, II, Some University, USA (Country)
(or if multiple authors)
This Is the Title of the Paper
Joseph H. Hancock, II and Anne Peirson-Smith, Some University, USA

or

Joseph H. Hancock, II, Some University, USA
Anne Peirson-Smith, A Different University, USA
[List affiliation after each author’s name if the authors are from different universities; use the affiliation once after the last author’s name if all authors are from the same university.]

Submit all 3 files to Joseph H. Hancock, II at jhh33@drexel.edu

In the subject line of your submission use the following wording to indicate whether you are submitting a teaching, research, design, or panel abstract

  • Fashion & Media: Teaching
  • Fashion & Media: Scholarship/Research
  • Fashion & Media: Design
  • Fashion & Media: Panel

Attach the three files to your email as described in the guidelines above.

Complete a separate e-mail submission for each abstract/design/panel you want to submit. Multiple submissions are welcomed. Authors will be notified that their submission was received. If you fail to receive notification within 72 hours, please contact Joseph H. Hancock, II at joseph.hancockii@gmail.com.

Abstract Submission Deadline (Received by): Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis up until August 1, 2017. All submission will be notified one month after they have submitted their proposal.