The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
Fashion Tales 2020 - Politics through the wardrobes
11 June, 2020
The third edition of the International Conference Fashion Tales will be hosted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan from June 11 to June 13 2020. This edition of Fashion Tales is called Politics through the wardrobes which aims to provide an international discussion to promote, share and discuss the political nature of fashion.
Fashion Tales 2020 will address controversial features that are constitutive elements of the very structure of fashion, such as Culture vs. Commerce, Sustainability vs. Capitalism, Exclusion vs. Inclusion, Political Dressing, Geo-politics of Fashion, Politics of Authenticity, Labour, Gender, Privacy and Data Security, Fashion and Costume, Fashion and Architecture, Fashion and the City and Fashion and the Media.
Lately, the politics of dress has become a matter of interest for media debates and fashion scholars, but to what extent does it affect the way we define and conceptualize fashion? Due to the novel effects of digitalization and the new agenda defined by activistic movements, brands, manufacturing industries, and magazines they consider the environmental and social challenges as the main issues to be addressed globally, and therefore showing the deeply political nature of fashion.
Call For Papers:
The conference organizers welcome individual papers and panel proposals. Individual submission can be completed by clicking on this link.
Scholars who wish to propose a thematic panel are invited to deliver their proposal to email@example.com by providing a title, a rationale (max 800 words) and a list of papers (up to 4). For each paper included in the panel please provide: the author(s)' name, affiliation and email; an abstract (max 500 words); up to 5 keywords.
Deadline for submission: 15 March 2020
Authors will be notified by 31 March 2020
For further details about the conference registration and the call for papers, you can visit this website.