Call for Papers:

Fashion Colloquia Amsterdam: New Conversations in Fashion

Dates: 23rd – 24th January, 2014

Location: Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Fashion Colloquia Series started as a series of four fashion-based events organized to coincide with the fashion weeks in London, Milan, Paris and New York. These have been very well received and we are now organizing a second series commencing with the spring/summer 2014 edition.

The autumn/winter 2014/15 edition of the Fashion Colloquia will take place at AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) on the 24th and 25th January 2014.

The theme for the Amsterdam Fashion colloquia is New Conversations in Fashion.

There has been a paradigm shift in the fashion industry. Advances in technology, a rapidly changing global economy, fragmentation of the supply chain and the development of mobile commerce can be seen to be questioning the viability of traditional business models. Simultaneously there has been a perceivable rise in the number of global fashion weeks, from Columbia to Cape Town, Lagos to Lima, Atlanta to Aberdeen. Between January and June 2010 and the same period in 2013 the number of emerging fashion weeks grew by approximately 25%. These changes may be considered disruptive by many as they are not only redefining the industry but also shaking the very core of our professional identities.

Could these new voices provide new conversations to challenge the established order of the fashion capitals?

This conference will explore a new value-system for the fashion industry, one of fragmentation and democratization in which stakeholders are dealing with the tensions and dichotomies created by a borderless landscape.

The sessions will focus on the themes outlined below:

  • Theme 1: New Technology: products, business models and processes.
  • Theme 2: New education: methods, delivery and achievements.
  • Theme 3: New voices: aesthetics, consumption and brands.

Access to the Colloquium at AMFI will be free of charge.

Call for Papers

If you wish to submit a proposal for the Amsterdam Fashion Colloquium based on one of the above mentioned themes, please note that abstracts are to be 500 words maximum (in English), with the title and theme clearly indicated. Author’s personalia should be included on a separate page.

Please send your submissions via email only to

The closing date for submissions is 30th September, 2013.

Applicants will be contacted by October 15th, 2013 regarding their submission and full paper delivery.

CFP – Fashion Colloquia Amsterdam, 2014

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