Call for Presentations: 2014 Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary

Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Thursday, October 2, 2014 to Saturday, October 4, 2014
LIM College, New York City, NY
Call for Presentations
Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary
Proposal Due Date: June 9, 2014
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fourth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three-day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and technology in fashion. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.
The theme for this year’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference is From Antiquity to Visionary. We look forward to proposals that will demonstrate how fashion information and technology in fashion has evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, collectors, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, librarians, libraries, magazines, mapping & data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, and trend reporting.
Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute paper or presentations (<500 words). Email the proposal to proposals@limcollege.edu. Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment. The proposal due date is Monday, June 9, 2014.
Notification of proposal acceptance will occur Monday, June 23, 2014.
At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.
The event will take place in the LIM College Maxwell Hall (216 E. 45th Street between Second & Third Avenues) and Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).
About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. Housed in four buildings in Manhattan, the College’s unique curriculum combines in-class instruction with required fashion industry internships. LIM College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with tracks in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, and Visual Merchandising, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for 75 years.
About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College’s major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consists of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organized, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.
Additional Information & Contact
For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then Conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then Conferences:
Fashion: Now & Then Website: http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt
Fashion: Now & Then Blog: http://fashionnowandthen.blogspot.com/
LIM College Website: http://www.limcollege.edu/

If you have any questions please contact Nicole LaMoreaux, Reference & Instruction Librarian at LIM College nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu

ARTstor: Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective Images

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech from ARTstor just wrote with the following message:

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I just wanted to let you know that we’ve released installation photos from the Dallas Museum of Art, which include images of the travelling Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective that just opened in London last week.

A staff member wrote about the exhibition and the release here:

http://artstor.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/gaultier-in-artstor-not-just-for-fashionistas/

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For more information, log onto ARTstor or contact Giovanni Garcia-Fenech from ARTstor <giovanni.garcia-fenech@artstor.org>

 

Exhibition – Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Exhibition:  Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Exhibition Dates: May 8–August 10, 2014
Exhibition Location: Anna Wintour Costume Center and first-floor Special Exhibition Galleries / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center will open on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, on view from May 8 through August 10, 2014, which will examine the career of legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978).  The exhibition will be presented in two locations–the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum’s first floor.  The exhibition will explore James’s design process and his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today.”  (Read complete article via website link, above.)

 

Metropolitan Museum to Designate Renovated Costume Institute the Anna Wintour Costume Center

Metropolitan Museum to Designate Renovated
Costume Institute the Anna Wintour Costume Center

(New York, January 14, 2014)

“Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum will designate the space occupied by The Costume Institute as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The complex has been completely redesigned and renovated and will reopen on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The Anna Wintour Costume Center will house the Department’s exhibition galleries, library, conservation laboratory, research areas, and offices. The curatorial department itself will continue to be called The Costume Institute.”  (See website for entire article.)

Exhibition: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Exhibition:  The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

When:  9 April 2014 – 25 August 2014

Where:  Barbican Centre – Silk Street, London

Description:  “In the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, we invite you to explore Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion world. With his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs, Gaultier has shaped the look of fashion over the last 40 years. His reputation for witty and daring designs and a ceaseless interest in society, identity and a beauty borne of difference has earned him a place in fashion history.”

M.A.D. / N.Y.C. Program: 3D Printing for Fashion / Museum of Art and Design (MAD)

 

EventM.A.D. / N.Y.C. Program:  3D Printing for Fashion / Museum of Art and Design

When:  Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 1:00 pm / $17 general / $12 members / 7th floor, MAD / call 1.800.838.3006

Program Description:  Join Francis Bitonti and Bradley Rothenberg as they teach students how to use 3D printing to create clothing. From synthetic textiles to solid structural elements, ready-to-wear and couture, this afternoon-long workshop will explore all aspects of producing fashion using digital fabrication.

Shapeways:  The co-sponsors of the program: 

“Shapeways.com is the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace<http://www.shapeways.com/gallery> and community. We harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring.  On Shapeways, individuals can make, buy and sell their own products. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, we’re bringing personalized production to everyone, whether you’re already designing in 3D or are looking to find something just right. We 3D Print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized.”