Call for Contributors: 

‘Patternmaking: History and Theory’

Deadline: 5th September 2016

Fashion historians, fashion theorists, designers, and patternmakers are invited to submit proposals to contribute to an edited collection of essays, tentatively titled Patternmaking: History and Theory. This text is in the preliminary development stage, but there is strong interest from Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, who intend to have the full proposal peer reviewed, with a view to presenting it to their Publishing Board. The vision for this text is to provide varied insights into this overlooked aspect of fashion design and to create a resource for designers, theorists, and historians as well as students of these disciplines.

Close readings of garment cut and construction, the relationship between patternmaking and design, patternmaking in a specific historical period or for a specialty market, and sustainable patternmaking design are among the topics that are envisioned for this text, but designers and scholars are encouraged to submit unique and varied topics of interest that fall under the theme implied by the title. The ideal essay length for the text will range from 8,000 to 11,000 words.

Proposals of approximately 500 words and a CV should be submitted by 5th September 2016 to Dr. Jennifer Moore:

CFP – Patternmaking: History and Theory, Proposal for Book Chapters

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