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Fashion Colloquia - London

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An exciting event exploring the glitz and the glamour and examing fundamental issues of fashion, not least, what is the contribution and purpose of fashion in modern contemporary life?

The first Colloquia hosted by London College of Fashion presented an exciting range of plenary sessions.

The London Colloquia Abstracts and Papers - Link

21st September 09:30 - 11:00
The Future of Fashion Week - panel discussion with Prof Frances Corner, Head of College at London College of Fashion; Simon Ward, COO of British Fashion Council;  Peter York, Visiting Professor at London College of Fashion, Author and Broadcaster, most famous for co-authoring Harpers & Queens 'The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook'; and Fashion Blogger and Journalist Susie Lau, Style Bubble.

21st September 15:50 - 17:10
Men's Style: past, present, future with Tony Glenville, Creative Director for the School of Media and Communications at LCF; Julia Gaimster, Head of e-Learning at LCF; Paul McGregor; owner of Brighterman with Guest.

22nd September 11:25 - 12:35
Death of the Fashion Image led by Professor Ian King and Karin Askhan, discussing the contribution of the image, past, present and future and the role it plays in fashion.

The Colloquium Series

The Fashion Colloquia is made up of a core network of 4 institutions, connected by their residence and involvement in the four big 'Fashion weeks' across the globe. As result, for the first time, members of this core network will use the occurrence of the fashion weeks to organize a series of colloquia to operate in tandem to the fashion weeks.

With the aim of attracting a rich variety of contributions from a broad selection of people - from academia, media and practice - and utilise contributions for uploading to a newly established international repository for fashion to be housed at the London College of Fashion, University of Arts of the London.

In February 2012, the next colloquium will be held in Milan, hosted by our network partner, The Domus Academy, followed by Paris in September 2012 at the Institut de la Mode and finally New York, with Parsons, The New School of Design, in February 2013.

At each colloquium there will be a mixture of specific themes, of particular relevance to the specific location, and series themes, which will allow different sets of contributions to be added and explored. Some events at each of the colloquia will be streamed 'live' to pre-registered users of the repository. We also aim to upload all of the content from each colloquium to the repository.

More information and a call for papers for the Milan Colloquia at The Domus Academy is now available on their Fashion Colloquia website.

Organised by

London College of Fashion
Domus Academy, Milan
Institut Francais de la mode, Paris
Parsons The New School for Design, School of Fashion, New York

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The next colloquia meeting is in Milan on February 15th 2012 (during Milan Fashion week)

further details (including the programme) are at:

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