Community Event at ArtEZ, June 5, 2019

Yesterday I participated at the ‘Community Event’ of the ArtEZ Fashion Professorship and MA Fashion Held in Common, via Skype because I have chosen to no longer fly to give presentations and workshops. This decision was a direct result of the IPCC Special Report released in October. For years I have known the hypocrisy in my work – I have been flying a lot to talk – and I am taking it on now. This is not a judgment onRead more

Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham

I am thrilled to be a keynote speaker at this conference next year, on the late Dorothy Burnham at her ‘home’, the Royal Ontario Museum. Discovering Cut My Cote was such a validating moment for me during my PhD (thank you both Kathleen Fasanella and Dr Alexandra Palmer for pointing me to it) – to find someone who had been thinking about the same issues decades earlier, albeit in a different context. As with the Fashion Doctors lecture at ROMRead more

Slow Down! We are Creative!

The following is an edited and revised outline of my keynote lecture that opened the Creative Cut conference at the University of Huddersfield on February 24th, 2016. Good morning. Thank you Kevin Almond and the University of Huddersfield for the invitation to speak at this conference. Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a privilege to be with you. I am not the first to declare that fashion is in crisis. For more than a decade myRead more

Call for Papers: Creative Pattern Cutting 2016

I look forward to seeing you in Huddersfield in February 2016! MLS Pajamas by Timo Rissanen, 2011. Photograph by Mariano Garcia of iloveshoot The second international conference is designed to promote contemporary research into the art of creative pattern cutting and its significance to the fashion industry. The conference provides a platform for pattern cutters, fashion designers, students, and educators to explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting. The conference aims to: Encourage discussion of new methods andRead more

Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies

NORDES 2015 Design Ecologies Challenging anthropocentrism in the design of sustainable futures Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden Sunday 7 – Wednesday 10 June 2015 Call for Submissions Design hinges a natural-artificial continuum through humans’ natural capacity to produce what we call ‘the artificial’. At a time when human activity is threatening biodiversity and causing severe climate change, it becomes obvious that natural and artificial systems can no longer be conceived in isolation but onlyRead more

Call for Papers: The Art of Research V

From the conference website: Experience – Materiality – Articulation 26-27 November 2014 Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland Over the past two decades, a continuous dialogue and fruitful convergence between art and design related practices and research has been explored in the academic institutions. Involved in the contemporary discourse of practice-led research, the Art of Research Conference 2014 brings out the interactive and dynamic relationship between experience, materiality and articulation. How are different fields and mediaRead more

Call for papers: Global Fashion 2014

Rethinking & Reworking Global Fashion Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21, 2014 University College Ghent Belgium Rethinking & Reworking: Challenges and solutions for the conjunction of creation and technology The 2014 Global Fashion Conference will be a global meeting and discussion forum for designers, business representatives, stakeholders and researchers on the topic of fashion as being more than creativity and technological innovation alone. The world of fashion is marked by an interdependence of different players with specific roles andRead more

Call for Papers: Fashion Thinking

From the conference website: FASHION THINKING – THEORY, HISTORY, PRACTICE 30 October – 1 November 2014 Venue: University of Southern Denmark Call for abstracts Over the past 20 years, Fashion Studies has established itself as a significant, trans-disciplinary field of research covering a range of topics and methodologies. The conference Fashion Thinking wishes to mark this development with an international conference that explores and challenges the theory, history and practice of Fashion Thinking in it widest sense as paradigms ofRead more

GoGreen NYC 2013

Next Thursday, September 26, I’m on a panel with Sass Brown and Marci Zaroff, with Ecouterre’s Jasmin Malik Chua moderating, at the GoGreen NYC 2013 conference. Keynote will be delivered by Dr Joyce Brown from FIT. Come and join us for what promises to be a powerful afternoon of fashion and sustainability. Our session will take place 4.15-5.30pm. You can register here. The overall event details are: Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:00am | Registration and Networking 9:00am-5:30pm | Conference SessionsRead more

Creative Cut – registration is live

  The First International Symposium for Creative Pattern Cutting is the first global conference to promote contemporary research into the art of creative cut and its significance within the fashion industry. There has been a tremendous global response to the call for papers and the research presented promises to be diverse and inspiring. The symposium will examine creative pattern cutting within contemporary fashion and aims to provide a platform for pattern cutters, fashion designers, students, and educators to explore theRead more