Fashion Intersections//Bodies, Cultures, Spaces

July 15, 2016
9:00am – 6:00pm
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London, W1G 0BJ

The academic study of fashion engages the approaches, theories, and methodologies of various disciplines and fields. Recent publications such as Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to the Key Theorists (2015, ed. Rocamora and Smelk) and The Handbook of Fashion Studies (2013, ed. Black et al.), along with the increasingly diverse titles of fashion journals attest to the multi-, inter-, and cross-disciplinary nature of the field. Sitting at the nexus of cultural curiosities and theoretical preoccupations, it is these very intersections that render the field of fashion studies endlessly and excitingly nuanced.

Fashion // Intersections: Bodies, Cultures, Spaces is a one-day conference organised by six alumni of London College of Fashion’s MA History and Culture of Fashion course (now MA Fashion Cultures). The conference will provide an opportunity for the exchange of new ideas and research that both challenges and exceeds the boundaries traditionally considered in the study of fashion. Papers that explore fashion’s intersections, interstices, overlaps, compatibilities and incompatibilities are warmly welcomed.



9.00  Registration
9.30  Welcome by Fashion // Intersections committee



9.40 - Unmentionables: Identity, Underwear and Trans/Non-Binary Gender
Lorraine Hamilton Smith & Amanda Leon-Joyce

10.00 - The Importance of Fashion for Fat Debates
Dr. Katherine Appleford

10.20 - Transitory Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Researching the Fashion Mannequin
June Rowe

10.40 - Q&A, chaired by Jana Melkumova-Reynolds



11.05 - The Tattooed Parisienne
Julie Bréthous

11.25 - Geek Chic? The Design of National Health Service Glasses and Questions of Identity
Dr. Joanne Gooding

11.45 - Sartorial Assimilation: Dress as a Paradigm of Cross-Cultural Adaption
Lauren De’ath

12.05 - Q&A, chaired by Ellen McIntyre



13.00 - The Fashion Exhibition as Site-Specific Installation
Jenna Rossi-Camus

13.20 - Luxury is Attention: The Body-Politics of Pradas Epicentres
Snezhana Kuzmina

13.40 - Mode in Flux
Xenia Capacete Caballero and Fiona McKay, White Line Projects

14.00 - Q&A, chaired by Paula Alaszkiewicz



14.25 - The Labyrinth of Fashion Display
Paula Alaszkiewicz

14.45 - The Unbearable Lightness of Fashion Definitions
Dr. Dominika Lukoszek

15.05 - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Lara Mendonca Torres

15.25 - Q&A, chaired by Julie Bréthous



15.50 – Given the nature of the academic study and culture of fashion today the intention of the panel will be to ask, what has fashion studies forgotten? What and who does it fail or overlook? Are there fundamental incompatibilities in the study of fashion? Lastly, how can such issues be resolved?
A discussion between Beatrice Behlen, Dr. Shaun Cole, Dr. Joanne Entwistle and Dr. Agnès Rocamora, chaired by Fenella Hitchcock and Paula Alaszkiewicz

16.45  Wine Reception



£12 – £8 (students) + booking fees

Event: Fashion Intersections//Bodies, Cultures, Spaces, 15th July 2016, London

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