Call for Papers:

Interwoven: Dress that Crosses Borders and Challenges Boundaries


A Conference presented by

The Association of Dress Historians

Friday, 27 October 2017

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT


Topics of potential papers could include (but are not limited to):

 Cross-cultural appropriation of clothing and textiles

 Representation of genderless dress through subcultural style

 Androgynous dressing from the high street to the royal court

 Android to cyborg: fashion and technology’s ongoing relationship

 Fashion designers who challenge boundaries in innovative ways

 Icons who adopt clothing and textiles that challenge boundaries

 Clothing and textiles that cross political or state barriers

 Uniforms and occupational dress that have crossed into popularity

 Industrial and manufacturing processes that have crossed boundaries


Please submit your conference paper proposal for a twenty–minute presentation to jennifer.daley [at] as a .doc or .docx file (saved as firstname_lastname) that includes your name, email address, affiliation, descriptive paper title, a 200–word abstract, and a 100–word biography. We also encourage proposals for themed panels of three speakers. The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT, Sunday, 15th January 2017. Notification of the outcome of proposals will be advised by 23:59 GMT, Friday, 20 January 2017.

CFP – Interwoven: Dress that Crosses Borders and Challenges Boundaries, 27th October 2017, London, UK

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