Monday, August 31, 2015

Ruth Finley Archives Dedication on Friday, October 23, 2015


The Fashion: Now & Then Conference committee is pleased to announce that on Friday, October 23 the Ruth Finley Archives dedication ceremony will be held in the Townhouse from 10:00 - 10:30am. We will exhibit Ruth Finley’s digitized Fashion Calendars at this year's conference. 

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Fashion: Now & Then Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

“SALUDOS, AMIGOS!”: Fashion and The Good Neighbor Policy

Every great story has a subplot, and the subplot to fashion is trends!  We all know the sweeping saga of Forties’ fashion; it’s a tale of uniforms, utility and rationing.  Yet within its familiar fashion landscape of shoulder pads and ‘Make Do And Mend’, there existed a trend that embraced – not only fashion – but everything from music to movies, and from hobbies to home ware to hobbies; Latin America!

With most ‘South of the Border’ nations undeclared at the onset of WWII, Roosevelt set out to woo – not only our soon-to-be allies to the South – but a weary American public.  Re-billing the decades’ old Pan-American Agreement, “The Good Neighbor Policy” was launched upon a war torn American public, each longing for the tropical idyll and the carefree exoticism they imagined existed in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, et al.

A  forgotten slice of American cultural history, “The Good Neighbor Policy” heralded many fashion trends still popular today (espadrilles, peasant blouses), and in her paper, “SALUDOS, AMIGOS!”: Fashion and The Good Neighbor Policy, Professor Amanda Hallay will disinter a moment in 20th Century History when all one needed was rum-based cocktail and a Bakelite sombrero pin to transport oneself away from the worrisome Home Front and into a land where perhaps people really did wear bananas on their heads.

Amanda Hallay will be presenting “SALUDOS, AMIGOS!”: Fashion and The Good Neighbor Policy on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015 Fashion: Now & Then Conference Ron Knoth Lecturer on Saturday, October 24

Digital tactility: How physical collections, archives and stores still matter 
in the Information Age
As our lives become deeply interconnected with the digital world, what role will our collections, archives and physical stores have in the information age?
How can these treasured collections and physical experiences not only remain relevant but flourish as new technologies and digital formats rise to prominence?
Caleb Sayan shares observations and lessons learned from his six years of experience digitizing an archive of 40,000 textiles and launching Textile Hive, a digital platform for the collection. 
Caleb will be the Ron Knoth Lecturer at this year’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015 Fashion: Now & Then Conference Keynote on Friday, October 23


New Digital Resource for Fashion Education and Scholarship
Amanda Breccia and James Lingle; Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing and Fairchild Books unveil Bloomsbury Fashion Central, a new digital platform packed with classroom, research and teaching content in one convenient place. With over 600,000 never-before-seen digitally published fashion images, video content, original articles, and more, it will be a perfect resource for any fashion professor, student or scholar. Presenters will give an overview of the product and how it has been designed to meet the needs of students, academics, and instructors, and then invite the feedback of attendees and take questions.

Amanda Breccia and James Lingle will be the Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference keynote speakers on Friday, October 23, 2015.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Registration is Open: Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来

Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来
Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015
LIM College, New York City, NY, U.S.A.


Registration is open! Complete registration on Eventville.

Conference Rates
Full Conference Attendance*$175
Full Conference Attendance (Presenters)*$125
Full Conference Attendance (Students witd Valid ID)*$100
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0
Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & Staff
Full Conference Attendance*$40
Friday ONLY Conference (10/23)$25
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/24)$25
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/22)$20
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Nicole LaMoreaux (nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu) for more information.

*Museum Tours and Panel are an optional choice for Full Conference Attendees to attend on Saturday afternoon. 
More information on the exhibitions:  
Museum Tour: Cooper Hewitt Museum – Making Design – (guided tour) 
Museum Tour: Museum of Modern Art – Picasso Sculpture – (guided tour) 
Museum Tour: Museum at FIT - Global Fashion Capitals & Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch (two exhibitions) – (unguided) 
Panel: Archiving Fashion (Sponsored by the Archivist Round Table-NY & the Adrian G. Marcuse Library)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Registration Rates


Conference Rates
Full Conference Attendance$175
Full Conference Attendance (Presenters)$125
Full Conference Attendance (Students witd Valid ID)$100
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0
Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & Staff
Full Conference Attendance$40
Friday ONLY Conference (10/23)$25
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/24)$25
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/22)$20
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0


A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Nicole LaMoreaux (nicole.lamoreaux@limcollege.edu) for more information.