Call for Papers: Critical Fashion Studies Conference

Hosted by the Critical Fashion Studies research collective in the School of Culture and Communication, at the University of Melbourne, the conference will include keynote lectures from established international scholars and fashion industry panels.

Thursday 27- Friday 28 February 2020

The aim of this two-day conference is to build academic research and industry networks to address a range of themes relevant to the future of fashion, including: sustainable and ethical fashion production and consumption; fashion start-ups and economic sustainability; corporate models of social responsibility and transparency; “slow” fashion and new economies of value; critical femininities and the feminization of fashion production and consumption; fashion entrepreneurs in South-East Asia and the Pacific; and local and global labour practices.

Hosted by the Critical Fashion Studies research collective in the School of Culture and Communication, at the University of Melbourne, the conference will include keynote lectures from established international scholars and fashion industry panels. It encourages contributions from early career researchers and postgraduate students and scholars working on fashion from a range of disciplines and methodologies.

Topics to be explored include (but are not limited to):

  • Critical Femininities, Fashion and Beauty
  • Critical Fashion Methods/Pedagogies
  • Sustainable and Ethical Fashion
  • Fashion Innovation and Technology
  • Fashion and Social Media
  • Corporate Sustainability and Fashion
  • Entrepreneurial Labour and Fashion Start-ups
  • Critical Fashion Histories
  • Local/Global Labour Practices
  • Rethinking Value

Please send abstracts of 250 words, along with a brief, 50-word biography to criticalfashionstudies@gmail.com by October 15, 2019

Attendees will be notified by November 11, 2019

Hosted by the Critical Fashion Studies Research Collective
Supported by the School of Culture and Communication

Co-Conveners

Professor Natalya Lusty
Dr Harriette Richards
Dr Rimi Khan