Thursday, October 11, 2012

Maria Mackinney-Valentin to Present "Old News? Understanding Retro Trends in the 21st Century Fashion"

Maria Mackinney-Valentin holds an MA in literature from the University of Copenhagen and earned her Ph.D. degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Design School (KADK). The Ph.D. dissertation was entitled “On the Nature of Trends: A Study of Trend Mechanisms in Contemporary Fashion” (2010) and was an effort to map, update and develop the field of Trend Studies. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow that KADK where her research centers on consumer behavior. She will be presenting a paper on the paradoxes of retro in contemporary fashion.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at

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