Call for Presentation Proposals: Fashion: Now & Then

Launched in 2011, Fashion: Now & Then is a three-day event in which participants discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information. Presenters are drawn from academic institutions, museums, libraries, archives, publishing and the fashion industry to represent a full range of expertise. The conference attracts speakers and attendees from throughout the globe, with themes that have included sustainability, fashion and art, and the global landscape of fashion.

This year’s conference theme is “Fashion and Culture.” We look forward to receiving proposals for 15-minute presentations or hour-long panels that will examine both the current and evolving relationship between fashion and culture.

Fashion: Now & Then will be held Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LIM College, Maxwell Hall, 216 East 45th Street, New York, NY.  The proposal submission deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.

You can find the full call for presentations here.


Opportunity to win fashion journals from Intellect!

Intellect is once again running our popular competition to win a year’s online subscription for your institution’s library to our Fashion Collection of nine journals. The collection provides permanent access to the 2018 volumes and back volume access for all titles for one year to the following journals:

Clothing Cultures, Vol 5 | 3 issues p.a.,id=222/

Craft Research, Vol 9 | 2 issues p.a.,id=172/

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, Vol 9 | 2 issues p.a.,id=178/

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, Vol 5 | 2 issues p.a.,id=223/

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, Vol 5 | 3 issues p.a. (access also includes Global Fashion Brands e-book),id=221/

Film, Fashion & Consumption, Vol 7 | 2 issues p.a.,id=203/

International Journal of Fashion Studies, Vol 5 | 2 issues p.a.,id=230/

Journal of Curatorial Studies, Vol 6 | 2 issues p.a.,id=205/

Studies in Costume & Performance, Vol 3 | 2 issues p.a.,id=235/

Plus: Artifact: Journal of Design Practice (Open Access),id=255/

For your chance to win, please visit Intellect’s stand (Booth #85) to collect an entry form and hand it to the Intellect representative. Alternatively, email for a form to enter the competition. (Competition closing date March 31, 2018)

[posted on behalf on Intellect]

Fashion, Textile & Costume Events at the Out of Bounds 46th Annual Conference

Now that conference registration is open, I  wanted to share a few events from the conference program that will be of interest for FTC SIG members.

TOUR: Fashion Institute of Technology’s Special Collections & College Archives*

SESSION: Fashion & Textile Lightning Talks 

This session was organized by the FTC SIG.

MEETING: Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG

Join the FTC SIG for our annual meeting!

*Space is limited. Tours are organized by ARLIS/NA New York Conference Team and not the Fashion, Textile and Costume Special Interest group. 

Call for FTC SIG Vice Moderators

Happy New Year to all!

The Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group has openings for two Vice Moderators.   Interested ARLIS/NA members are welcome to self nominate by contacting me at

New leaders will be announced at the FTC SIG meeting on February 28, 2018.


Call for Agenda Items – Annual FTC SIG Meeting

Hello FTC SIG’ers!

The ARLIS/NA Fashion, Textiles & Costume (FTC) Special Interest Group (SIG) meets on Wednesday, February 28 from 3:30 – 4:30. Join your colleagues to share ideas, discuss common challenges and hear about new information resources. We depend on our members to help shape the future of FTC librarianship!

Please let me know if you have any agenda items, or any issues you’d like to explore or discuss at our meeting.

A preliminary meeting agenda will be posted in January.

We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas, and seeing you all at the conference in New York City!