Monday, October 26, 2015

A Student's Perspective: 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference

This weekend, LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library hosted the 5th Annual Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference. I was lucky enough to attend the conference as a student worker. While I was technically working the event, I was able to learn a lot by listening to the different presenters. I was the moderator for Session M. For this session, presenters spoke about how different members of society are changing fashion. I was able to learn about how African American consumer behavior has changed from the era of slavery to the 21st Century, how the millennial generation is influencing the fashion industry through their demands of innovation and how young Chinese consumers are different from the generations before them. By participating in the Fashion: Now & Then Conference, I was able to connect with professionals in the industry and learn about their areas of expertise. It is an understatement to say the conference was a success as many of the participants and presenters constantly reminded the student workers of how much they were enjoying themselves. I look forward to what next year will bring!

Posted on October 26, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October Display: Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来

The Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference is right around the corner. In honor of this year's fifth anniversary, we have dedicated our Library display to represent past and present presentation topics. We have featured several of presenters' publications. Some of these include:

Howard Vincent Kurtz
391.2 KUR

Glenda Bailey
779 BAI

Daniel James Cole and Nancy Diehl
391.009 COL

Be sure to register for the conference today!

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

Register today!

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.

Register today!