Wednesday, August 30, 2017

2017 Conference Rates & Registration

Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion and Sustainability 
October 19 - 21, 2017
LIM College

Register for the conference on Eventville.

Full Conference Registration Rates       
Full Conference Attendance   $175   
Full Conference Attendance (Presenters)   $125   
Full Conference Attendance (Students witd Valid ID)   $35   
Full Conference Attendance (LIM College Faculty/Staff/Students)   $25   

Partial Conference Registration Options for LIM College Community Members
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/19)   $15   
Friday ONLY Conference (10/20)   $15   
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/21)   $15   


A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Lou Acierno ( for more information.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for Presentations for the 2017 Fashion: Now & Then Conference

Fashion: Now & Then 
Fashion and Sustainability

October 19 - 21, 2017
LIM College, New York City, NY

Call for Presentations 
Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion and Sustainability
Submission Due Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Date of Notification: Monday, June 26, 2017

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the seventh annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information as it relates to sustainability. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

The theme for this year’s conference is Fashion and Sustainability. We look forward to proposals that will examine both the current and evolving relationship between fashion and sustainability. Proposal topics can include one or more of these subjects in relation to fashion or style: archives, blogs, books, business, collection development, collectors, designer archives, digital archives, digital collections, digitization projects, ephemera, fashion analytics, fashion forecasting, fashion history, fashion studies, film, librarians, libraries, magazines, mapping & data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, museums, new media, oral history, patrons, photography, preservation, print & non-print media, product development, rare books, retail, social media, special collections, street style, textiles, and trend reporting.

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse (12 E. 53rd Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues).

Presentation Proposals and Notifications
Proposals for presentations should include: the name, title, affiliation, email address, photo (300 dpi), and short biography (<200 words) of the presenter(s) and an abstract of the 15 minute presentation (<500 words). Email the presentation proposal to Please submit the text of the proposal in the body of the email and as a PDF or Word attachment. 

At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference and present the paper.

Proposal Submission Review Committee:, Lou Acierno, Lauren Gavin, Joanna Lamaida, Patti Jordan, Kenneth Kambara, Nicole Kirpalani, MT Teloki, Chriss Slevin, and Andrea Kennedy.

About LIM College
LIM College, founded in 1939, is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, offering an MBA program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, MPS programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, a BS degree in International Business, bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, and associate degrees in Fashion Merchandising. LIM College provides a well-rounded education through the combination of in-class instruction and required internships. Located in four buildings in Manhattan - the nation’s fashion and business capital - LIM College gives students vast opportunities for hands-on experience and professional development. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including The Jones Group, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Chanel, and Macy’s. 

About the LIM College Library and Archives
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library houses a unique, specialized collection, focusing on the fashion industry and LIM College’s major areas of study in a variety of formats (books, magazines, DVDs, e-books, electronic databases). The LIM College Archives consists of three major collections: LIM College Records, Special Collections, and Rare Books. The mission of the LIM College Archives is to identify, collect, organized, describe, preserve and make accessible the enduring records of LIM College and materials related to the fashion industry.

Additional Information & Contact
For additional information about the upcoming Fashion: Now & Then Conference or to view information about previous Fashion: Now & Then Conferences:
Fashion: Now & Then Blog:

If you have any questions please contact Lou Acierno, Director of Library Services at LIM College

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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).