The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and Nicole LaMoreaux, the organizer of the Fashion: Now & Then Conference, are pleased to release the January 2016 Fashion Manuscript article about the the 2015 Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference. It can be read in its entirety here on page 46.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, October 26, 2015
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
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
Daniel James Cole and Nancy Diehl
Be sure to register for the conference today!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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
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.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
New Digital Resource for Fashion Education and Scholarship
Amanda Breccia and James Lingle; Bloomsbury Publishing
Amanda Breccia and James Lingle will be the Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference keynote speakers on Friday, October 23, 2015.