Save The Date! Europeana Fashion Conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES – 24, 25 and 26 February 2015 in Antwerp

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In collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Europeana Fashion hosts its third annual conference in Antwerp on 24, 25 and 26 February 2015.

The conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES explores the future of digital fashion
initiatives, bringing together a multitude of online fashion platforms and innovative
perspectives from the cultural heritage industry.

FEBRUARY 24 | KEYNOTE LECTURES

On the first day, the conference examines ways in which digital content can be
worked into a valuable experience for its consumers as well as the evolving role
of digital content in business models for fashion. Participants are encouraged to
evaluate their own role in the future landscape of fashion.

FEBRUARY 25 | WORKSHOPS

On the second day, various workshops and debates allow participants to delve
deeper into the ideas presented on the first day. Use cases, challenges, best
practices and how-to’s offer in-depth insights and practical detail for anyone who
wants to be part of the future of fashion online. Topics that will be covered are
intellectual property in a digital environment, digital skills required in tomorrow’s
fashion world, how to contribute content to Europeana Fashion, and more.

FEBRUARY 24, 25 & 26 | SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The conference is complemented by a range of off-programme social activities to
let participants connect with each other as well as explore the Belgian fashion and
heritage scene. These activities take place on 24, 25 and 26 February. Participants
can sign up for these events independently from the conference.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the conference and social activities is open from the end of
November 2014 onwards. To receive a notification when registration opens,
please sign up for the Europeana Fashion newsletter here. For more information: communication@europeanafashion.eu

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Europeana Fashion is a network of 22 partners from 12 European countries that represents the leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain. The network aggregates and provides to Europeana outstanding and rich material about the history of European fashion. By February 2015, Europeana Fashion will have made available online over 700.000 fashion-and costume related items, such as historical dresses, accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, fashion catalogues, and more. Over 400.000 items are already accessible on europeanafashion.eu and europeana.eu. For more information: communication@europeanafashion.eu

MoMu is one of the founding partners of the Europeana Fashion project as well as a content provider.

NEW! Journals from Intellect’s Fashion Collection

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“Fashion, alongside films, drama, art and design, is our culture’s mode of expressing itself. Fashion offers us something to project our identity onto, and over the years it helps build an individual’s as well as a community’s life story. It is for this reason that fashion publishing has a natural home at Intellect.”

Intellect is now offering several scholarly journals dedicated to the fashion and costume subjects. Article content in each journal covers a wide spectrum of cultural trends and interests regarding clothing. You’ll be happy to find that all first issues of each journal are available for free! Also, articles can be explored and read conveniently on a tablet or smartphone. For information about subscription, please go the journal website or email the Sales Department (nicola@intellectbooks.com). Journal titles which may be of interest include:

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture

The Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal specifically dedicated to the area of fashion scholarship and its interfacings with popular culture.

Clothing Cultures

This journal intends to embrace issues and themes that are both universal and personal, addressing [and dressing] us all.

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty

The Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty is the first journal dedicated to the critical examination of fashion and beauty systems as symbolic spaces of production and reproduction, representation and communication of artifacts, meanings, social practices, and visual or textual renditions of cloth, clothing and appearance.

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is exclusively focused on men’s dress and topics of gender, identity, sexuality, culture, marketing and business.

Film, Fashion & Consumption

Film, Fashion & Consumption is a peer-reviewed journal designed to provide an arena for the discussion of research, methods and practice within and between the fields of film, fashion, design, history, art history and heritage.

International Journal of Fashion Studies

The International Journal of Fashion Studies is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that fosters the worldwide diffusion of Fashion Studies.

Studies in Costume & Performance (The first issue will be published in 2016)

The journal will bring together experts in costume, scenography, performance, fashion and curation as well as critically engaged practitioners and designers to reflect and debate costume in performance, its reception in production, exhibition and in academic critical discourse.

Berg Fashion Library, New Image Partnership: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Woman’s kimono with geometric pattern, early Shōwa period (1926-89), ca 1940, designer unknown. Silk crepe (omeshi meisen), stencil-printed warp and weft (heiyō-gasuri meisen).

“Bloomsbury and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have partnered to make 1,500 high-quality images from the Museum’s world-renowned Costume and Textile collection available on the Berg Fashion Library, for educational and research purposes. Featuring objects from around the globe and spanning the past 2,000 years, the images will showcase the Museum’s superb holdings, from haute couture and avant-garde fashion to 17th-century hand-painted fashion plates and Japanese kimonos.”

Learn More…

Teaching (and Learning!) Tools from Berg Fashion Library

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As librarians, many of us do instruction on Fashion and Textile topics, or assist faculty in finding resources for their classes. Berg Fashion Library is of course a great resource for this as it includes a range of materials including encyclopedias, books, scholarly articles and images. To facilitate the effective use of these offerings, Berg has provided two teaching aids – Lessons Plans and Biblio Guides.

The Lesson Plans which feature compelling themes such as Gender and Fashion Media include an introduction to the topic, discussion questions, recommended readings and suggested ‘Enrichment Materials’ not included in Berg such as relevant films or websites.

The Bibliographic Guides are much more comprehensive, designed to provide an “overview of all the key readings and schools of thought within a particular disciplinary perspective.” In The Social Psychology of Dress, for example, the many aspects of how and why we dress and modify our bodies – from clothing and jewelry to surgery and Ipods – are touched on through a literature review along with a full list of references for further research.

For all of us who are interested in the study of Fashion, these resources can also just be fun and informative, an opportunity to think more broadly and deeply about a subject that surrounds us, and that we participate in every day.

Exhibition – Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

Mourning Ensemble, 1870-1872, Black silk crepe, black mousseline The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Martha Woodward Weber, 1930 (2009.300.633a,b)

Mourning Ensemble, 1870-1872, Black silk crepe, black mousseline
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Martha Woodward Weber, 1930 (2009.300.633a,b)

Exhibition:  Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

Dates:  October 21, 2014-February 1, 2015

Place:  The Anna Wintour Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Ar, NYC

DescriptionDeath Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015. The exhibition will explore the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, will reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century. With the reopening of The Costume Institute space in May as the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the department returns to mounting two special exhibitions a year, to again include a fall show, in addition to the major spring exhibition.

Historic French fashion magazines available, but for how long?

If you click on the links below you will have full text access to 6 historic French fashion magazines at the  Gallica database of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

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TS L’Elan de la Mode 1907-1914 21 issues
TS La Mode de Style 1890-1891 98 issues
TS La Revue professionnelle de la mode française 1917-1925 73 issues
TS Le Bulletin de l’art ancien et moderne 1929-1935 19 issues
TS Mode Palace 1901-1909 97 issues
TS Modes et Travaux 1919 and 1926 4 issues

Hosannah? Hurray? Well yes: for now, at least, because it might be too early to cheer, given the following remark that heads each of the issue lists: Issues available for one year

What does this mean exactly? Are these issues replaced by others after one year? Will I be recognized as a user by IP address today and is access to blocked after one year? I could not find the answer on the Gallica website. Maybe one of you could enlighten me?

Thanks & best regards,

Fred Goudswaard
librarian AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute