Thursday, October 20, 2016

Friday Evenings at MoMA or the Morgan Library



On Friday, October 21, conference presentations will conclude by 6:30 pm.  If you were looking for something to do after, MoMA and the Morgan Library both offer free admission on Friday evenings. The Fashion Now & Then conference committee have compiled a listof recommendations for both. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ron Knoth Panel: Menswear

On Saturday morning at 11:15am, Diane Maglio will be moderating the Ron Knoth Panel. The topic is menswear. First, the Ron Knoth scholarship will be announced. Then, the panel will commence. Panelists include: Derek Cockle, Brian Davis and Philip Fimmano. Please click here to view the participants' biographies. 





Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fashion Now & Then Conference Presenters' Publications

The Fashion Now & Then: Fashion as Art Conference is around the corner, it will be held at the LIM College Townhouse from Thursday October 20th until Saturday, October 22nd. There are four presenters who have books here at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library available to read or check out.

April Calahan, co-author of Fashion and The Art of Pochoir, will be this year's Friday Keynote speaker on Friday, October 21st from 10:30-11:30am.

741.672 CAL

This book displays 275 illustrations during the Golden Age in Paris including annotations and biographical descriptions of the artists shown. These illustrations are of “pochoir”, a French hand-stenciling technique issued in luxury fashion publications. This is great piece of French publication history, given the significance of this technique used by artists in the 1910s and 1920s.

Gordon Kendall, who will be presenting with Alexandra Sargent on Friday, October 21st from 2:00-3:00pm at this year's Conference, authored Fashion Brand Merchandising. 

331 KEN

This book goes over the basic concepts of how branding and merchandising go hand in hand. It covers the roles of the brand-marketer, merchandiser, retailer, designer and student. It provides the tools in order to be successful in the fashion branding process. 

Daniel James Cole and Nancy Diehl, previous presenters of the 2015 Fashion Now & Then Conference, authored The History of Modern Fashion.

391.001 COL



This book is on the connection between fashion and art in all mediums, but also fashion and pop culture. With the help of beautiful illustration from 1850 to 2010, the history of fashion is told as a story.

Ari Seth Cohen, a previous presenter of the 2011 and 2012 Fashion Now & Then Conferences, authored Advanced Style: Older and Wiser.

746.9 COH2
This is Ari Seth Cohen's follow-up to the best-selling title, Advanced Style. The title features Cohen's photographs of his favorite older ladies along with 22 short essays.


Posted on September 27, 2016 I Blog post by Joely Liriano (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Keynote Speaker April Calahan to Present: Fashion and the Art of Pochoir

April Calahan is a Fashion Historian, Writer and Art Appraiser living and working in
New York City. As a Special Collections Associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology, April serves as the Curator of Manuscript Collections and Designer Archives. She holds
an undergraduate degree in the History of Art, a Master's degree in Fashion and Textile Studies: Theory, History and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology
as well as a Professional Certificate in Appraisal Studies: Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. 

Prior to her graduate studies, April enjoyed a decade-long year career in contemporary
art foundations and galleries. She has lectured on the history of fashion at Yale University, the Costume Society of America’s National Symposiums, and is a repeat guest on the
popular podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class. She is the author of two books,
Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style, published by Yale University Press (2015) and
Fashion and the Art of Pochoir, published by Thames & Hudson (2015).



Friday, August 19, 2016

The 2016 Friday Keynote Announcement: April Calahan


The 2016 Fashion: Now & Then Conference Friday Keynote Speaker is April Calahan, author of Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style and Fashion and the Art of Pochoir
April Calahan is a fashion historian, writer and art appraiser living and working in New York City.  As a special collections associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology, April serves as the curator of manuscript collections and designer archives.  She holds an undergraduate degree in the History of Art, a Master's degree in Fashion and Textile Studies:  Theory, History and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as a Professional Certificate in Appraisal Studies: Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. 

Prior to her graduate studies, April enjoyed a decade-long year career in contemporary art foundations and galleries.  She has lectured on the history of fashion at Yale University, the Costume Society of America's National Symposiums, and is a repeat guest on the popular podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class. She is the author of two books, Fashion Plates:  150 Years of Style, published by Yale University Press (2015) and Fashion and the Art of Pochoir, published by Thames & Hudson (2015).

She will be discussing the history of fashion plates and the technique of pochoir used by the fashion press in the early 1900s. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Reminder: Call for Papers - Critical Studies in Men's Fashion Special Issue Due August 1

Call for Papers: Critical Studies in Men's Fashion Special Issue 
Fashion Now & Then: Men's Fashion as Art
Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is currently accepting abstracts for a special focus issue on Men’s Fashion as Art.
This special issue will examine how fashion information and art in men’s fashion have evolved through time and how it will continue to evolve in the future.
Contributions are welcome from all disciplines including: fashion studies, anthropology, art, art history, design, business, consumer studies, cultural studies, economics, gender studies, humanities, literature, marketing, psychology, queer studies, religion, sociology, and textiles.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Use of fashion information in design
• Use of fashion information in marketing
• Influential designers in menswear
• Influential pop culture icons that influenced men’s fashion
• Transgender influence on men’s fashion
• Forecasting menswear
• Museum exhibitions based on menswear
• Menswear designer archives
• Menswear street style
• Textiles used in menswear
Tentative timeline:
• Abstracts of intended paper due to guest editors 1 August 2016
• Letters of acceptance sent out 15 August 2016
• Articles due 3 January 2017
• Articles reviewed and returned to authors for revisions 30 January 2017
• Revised articles due 6 March 2017
• Issue published Fall 2017
All manuscripts will undergo peer review. Articles will be selected on their content, scholarship, and technical quality. The content must be in line with the vision of the journal in advancing scholarship on men and appearance.
All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style for review. Attached and at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/MediaManager/File/Intellect%20style%20guide.pdf  Manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-7,000 words and use British spelling. It is the author’s responsibility to clear image rights, text, and citation usage if they are included in the manuscript.
Please send submissions and queries to the guest editors Nicole LaMoreaux (nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu), Lou Acierno (lou.acierno@limcollege.edu), and Elizabeth Marotta (elizabeth.marotta@limcollege.edu).

Journal Publisher: Intellect: Publishers of Original Thinking