WHERE: LIM College, 216 East 45th Street, New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
Join us for the eighth annual Fashion: Now & Then conference. This year’s conference theme is “Fashion and Culture.”Jo Weldon, author of the book Fierce: The History of the Leopard Print will open the conference with the presentation Leopard Print and the Bad Mother (Oct. 18, 5:45-7:00 p.m.). The Keynote Presentation, Forming Narratives of the Diaspora (Oct. 19, 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.) will be delivered by Joy Davis and Jasmine Helm, co-hosts of the fashion podcast Unravel. In addition, hour long sessions will examine the relationship between fashion and culture with presentations focusing on gender identity, music, entertainment, popular culture, cultural appropriation in fashion marketing, library collections, and archives.
Please visit Eventbrite for registration rates and to view the conference schedule.
The Fashion, Style, and Aesthetics (FSA) Reading Group’s goal is to amplify the fashion discourse on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. To that end, we’ll explore fashion history, criticism, and culture. Sharing projects-in-progress and reading lists is encouraged. Depending on participant interest, additional events like film screenings and panels are possible.
All with an interest in fashion, style, or aesthetics are invited to attend.
More information: See flier with all Fall 2018 meeting times.
Librarian for African American Studies & Jewish Studies Bibliographer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The latest In Circulationblog post (from Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art) entitled Fashion Back Stories: Linking Archival Material to Costume Institute Objects by Celia Hartmann can be found at this link:
If you’ve been watching the World Cup these past few weeks, you might enjoy Sophie Gilbert’s brief review of Simon Doonan’s new book Soccer Style: The Magic and Madness. Gilbert explains that Doonan is clearly biased towards the flashy nature of these off-duty athletes, with the book serving as “less measured historical analysis than zingy reader’s guide.” However, Gilbert (through Doonan) offers some fun insights into how soccer stars have evolved into glamorous figures over the past few decades.
As part of an overhaul of my library research guides, I created a Tumblr to post online collections and websites covering art, architecture, and design images, books, films, photography, and more. Each collection is tagged by subject so that I can directly link to those posts on the appropriate guide. There are currently 28 items tagged fashion with sub-collections including fashion plates and costume.
There are so many incredible digital collections relevant to the arts and design and we librarians know that the images and other media in these collections don’t always surface in a Google or Google Image search. Moving this content off my research guides helps with reducing information anxiety and overall web design – I no longer have massive lists of links. With Tumblr, I can post as many collections as I discover, editing or deleting when necessary.
What fashion, costume, or textile collections do you recommend?