Call for Papers


Creative Cut: The Second International Conference: Creative

Pattern Cutting

24th and 25th February 2016

University of Huddersfield, UK


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 and techniques in creative pattern cutting, inspiring technical and design innovation.

Develop ways in which the fashion industry promotes pattern cutting as a career, emphasizing its creative integrity and magnetism.

Enhance ways in which tacit knowledge and the making process are considered as legitimate forms of research enquiry.

Promote equity for the roles of the creative pattern cutter and the fashion designer in terms of esteem and remuneration.

Balance debates about the knowledge and practical experience of traditional processes in the context of technological and digital



We are looking for abstracts, which expand the themes above and

further explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting.


Selected papers will be published in a special edition in The International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, Volume 6, Issue 2, published in July 2016. Guest editors: Dr. Kevin Almond and Dr Jess Power


Important dates:

• Call sent out: 9th February 2015

• Abstract (150 words): 1st May 2015 (Abstract and authors name, affiliation and

institution should be submitted to

• Notification for acceptance: 1st July 2015

• Full paper (4000 – 5000 words) submission: 15th September 2015 (or before)

• Reviewer’s feedback: 1st January 2016 (or before)

• Early bird registration: 16th February - 31 October 2015

• Registration closes: 12th February 2016

• Symposium: 24th and 25th February 2016.


Hosting University: University of Huddersfield, UK


Organisers: Dr Kevin Almond, Stephen Wigley, Dr Jess Power




Sponsored by fashion and apparel solutions specialist Lectra

CFP – Creative Cut: 2nd International Conference on Creative Pattern Cutting, Huddersfield, 2016

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