International Europeana Fashion Conference on 17 and 18 April 2013 in beautiful Florence, Italy.

Dear colleagues,

I would like to let you know that we have updated the information on our conference again. You can see the latest information and newly confirmed speakers on:


I would like to invite of all you to attend our International Europeana Fashion Conference on 17 and 18 April 2013 in beautiful Florence, Italy.

The conference “Fashion Industry and The GLAM Community” will explore the synergies between the fashion industry and the GLAM community in three sessions:

– Museums, archives and Fashion, between past and future: disclosing new forms of creativity through a contemporary and interdisciplinary dialogue

– Training creativity: GLAM Institutions as an “open source” for  education, creativity, innovation in Fashion

– Handling new media in fashion

Below is a selection of confirmed speakers:

    • Valerie Steele (Director Museum at FIT New York)
    • Laudomia Pucci (Owner, Emilio Pucci Archive Foundation)
    • Kaat Debo (Director, MoMu Antwerp)
    • Raffaello Napoleone (CEO, PittiImmagine)
    • Mariuccia Casadio (Vogue Italia)
    • Sonnet Stanfill (Curator, XXth century Fashion, V&A)
    • Diane Pernet (Founder, A Shaded View on Fashion)
    • Linda Loppa (Director, Polimoda Fashion School)
    • Marie Schuller (Filmmaker, SHOWstudio)
    • Stefan Siegel (Owner, Not Just Another Label)
    • Stefania Ricci (Director, Museo Ferragamo)
    • Louise Wallenberg (Professor, Stockholm University Centre for Fashion Studies)
    • Maria Luisa Frisa (Director, Fashion Program IUAV University of Venice)
    • Adelheid Rasche (Curator, Lipperheide Library Berlin)
    • Agnès Rocamora (Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion)
    • Marco Pecorari (PhD candidate, Stockholm University)
    • Gabriele Monti (Lecturer/Researcher, Fashion Program IUAV University of Venice)
    • Alessandra Arezzi Boza (Curator, Fondazione Emilio Pucci)
    • Fabio Quaranta (Fashion Designer)
    • Giampiero Maracchi (President, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze)

Registration and attendance is free. You can register on  and find more info on

We hope you will be able to attend! Please feel free to share this with your institutions or any contacts who might be interested. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Gabrielle de Pooter
Communication Advisor for Europeana Fashion

MoMu Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp

skype: gabrielle_lucille

phone: +32 3 470 27 79

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FTC SIG Member – New e-publications

FTC SIG Member (and upcoming conference tour leader) has two new e-publications worth taking a look at.  Congratulations, Justine!


By Justine Limpus Parish

Two e-books in  the series now available as PDF downloads.

Drawing Fashion: The Body

Drawing Fashion: Body Templates

$9.99 ea.




Art Center College of Design: Assoc. Professor

Apparel Design – Product. Des. Dept

Costume Design – Entertainment Des. Dept

Only 7 spots left for both fashion tours!

I love your enthusiasm!

There are only 7 openings left for each of the two FTC-related tours at FIDM and the Downtown LA Fashion District.

Please don’t hesitate to RSVP ASAP!!!

If your institution has already paid for your conference registration fee, you may add the tours by contacting: or 1-800-817-0621,ext. 450.

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

Conference Tour: Downtown L.A. Fashion District

Friday, April 26

Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District

We will travel by Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District. Justine Limpus Parish, Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design will lead us through the area and offer her knowledge and insights about this 100-block district from an insider’s point of view.  Los Angeles has become the clothing-manufacturing center of the U.S., and the Fashion District is its pulsing heart. A cross between New York’s Canal Street and a Middle-Eastern bazaar with a Latin American flair this area is a hub for textiles, apparel for adults and children, accessories, shoes, cosmetics, even fresh flowers, both in the wholesale and retail markets. There will be time to explore the area’s retailers (credit cards are accepted or you can try your hand at bargaining with cash).

Maximum Participants: 15

Fee:  $15

Accessibility: Moderate level of walking.

Friday April 26, 2013 8:15am – 1:00pm

Conference Tour: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are some fabulous FTC-related tours scheduled for the ARLIS/NA 2013 Conference in April.  I hope to see you there!  I’ll post the tours individually today.  Here’s the first one!
Thursday, April 25

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising


We will travel by Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) campus.  The tour will begin in the library, the largest specialized fashion library in western United States. Following the library, you will have time to explore the exhibition 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design at the FIDM museum on your own before departing back to the Sheraton Hotel by Metro Gold Line.Maximum Participants: 18Fee: $35Accessibility:  Moderate level of walking. A lot of standing throughout the tour. Walking to and from the Metro stops is about 3 city blocks. Elevators at FIDM.

Exhibition: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition:  Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity

Dates:  February 27 – May 27, 2013

Place:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Description:  “This stunning survey, anchored by many of the most celebrated works of the Impressionist era, will illustrate the extent to which artists responded to the dictates of fashion between the 1860s, when admiring critics dubbed Monet’s portrait of his future wife “The Green Dress,” and the mid-1880s, when Degas capped off his famous series of milliners and Seurat pinpointed the vogue for the emphatic bustle.”