Fashion: Now & Then 
Fashion and Sustainability
October 19 - 21, 2017
LIM College
12 East 53rd St. 
New York, NY 10022

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:50 - 5:00 p.m. - Off-site Tour
Material ConneXion Tour*
Location - Offsite - Material ConneXion

*The Material ConneXion tour required pre-registration prior to the conference.
Please email  if you have any questions regarding the Material ConneXion tour registration

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
Conference Registration

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Thursday Reception Presentation
Earth Matters
Location - Fourth Floor
Chole Sos
Trend Consultant
Edelkoort Inc. 

7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Location - FashionOpolis
Opening Reception

Friday, October 20, 2017  

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Conference Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Session 1
Sustainability Past & Future
Location - Fourth Floor

How the Industrial Revolution Changed Clothing Forever
Ann Cantrell, Assistant Professor
Fashion Institute of Technology

The Changing Moral Discourse on Wastefulness in Fashion
Pam Johnston, BFA, MA Fashion
Ryerson University

Slow + Fashion - revisited
Professor Hazel Clark
Parsons School of Design

10:15 a.m.
Location - Fourth Floor 
Opening Remarks
Lou Acierno, Director of Library Services, LIM College

Keynote Introduction
Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President
LIM College

10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - Keynote Presentation
Keynote Speaker
Location - Fourth Floor
Mara Hoffman
President and Creative Director
Mara Hoffman

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location - FashionOpolis

1:15 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Session 2
(Concurrent Presentations)

Sustainability & Future Considerations
Location - Fourth Floor

Orbits of Fashion Sustainability: From Doom and Gloom to Damn, you’re Glam!
Julie Becker, Associate Professor, Director of the Textiles Research and Training Institute
Eastern Michigan University

Raechael Bucher, College of Technology, Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising Program
Eastern Michigan University

Fairy Tale or Future: How 3D Printing Might Change the Apparel Industry

Dr. Ansgar Buschmann
Center of Management & FATM, University of Muenster

Nicole Kirpalani, Ph.D., Chair of Marketing, Management, & Finance, Associate Professor
LIM College

Eva Lendowski, M.Sc.
Center of Management & FATM, University of Muenster

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schewe, Chair for Business Administration – Organisation, HR and Innovation, Director of the FATM
University of Muenster

SolarTextiles: Harvesting the sun’s energy to make textiles and clean the environment, all at once
Miguel A. Modestino, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
New York University

Sustainability & Pedagogy
Location - FashionOpolis

Revamping Research: A New Approach to Sustainable Learning in Fashion History
Alisa Otto, Senior Lecturer,
University of North Texas

Annette Becker, Assistant Director, Texas Fashion Collection,
University of North Texas

Strategies for Incorporating Sustainability throughout a Fashion Curriculum by Utilizing Compulsory Titles
Amy Weaver-Kaulis, Chairperson & Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising,
Mercyhurst University

Ashlee Rzyczycki, M.A. Instructor of Fashion Merchandising,
Mercyhurst University

Student Driven Approaches to Sustainability Through the Process of Human Centered Design
Alexandra Sargent Capps, Senior Lecturer Department of Theatre, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Gordon T. Kendall, Freelance Author and Lecturer

Collaborating Beyond the Classroom: A librarian, professor, and student create the ultimate Sustainable Fashion LibGuide
Erica M. Johns, Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian,
Cornell University

Tasha L. Lewis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Cornell University

Helen X. Trejo, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design,
Cornell University

2:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. - Session 3
(Concurrent Presentations)

Sustainability & Supply Chain
Location - Fourth Floor

Real Fashion Math: Can There Be an Equal Sign Between Price and Fashion?
Kimberly Guthrie Associate Chair, Assistant Professor,
Virginia Commonwealth University

Deep Fashion: New Radical R’s for Sustainability
Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design,
Parsons, The New School for Design

DNA MAPPING: The ‘CHEEKY’…in global sustainable fashion supply chains…
Dr. LeeAnn Turgeon-Rutkovsky, (L.A. Teal), DBA
Ying Lou, MBA

Sustainability & Communities
Location - FashionOpolis

Actually, I’m in Havana": Clandestina: an Ethnographic Study of Economic Policy and Colonial Hegemonies Encoded in the Consumption of Used Garments
Professor Mark O'Connell,
Seneca College

Green is (Not) the New Black: The Role of Sustainable Fashion within Historically Black Communities

Mikaila Brown, PhD,
The Common Thread Project

Hand Spun and Handwoven Fabrics and Draped Indian Wear-Self Sustainable Model

Dr.V.Sarvani M.Sc.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion Design,
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, India

3:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Location - Fourth Floor
Coffee Break with Jessica Schreiber, FABSCRAP

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Session 4
(Concurrent Presentations)

Sustainability & Consumers
Location - Fourth Floor

Millennials & Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Eco-Fashion Perceptions from the 2017 Millennials and Brands Survey
Robert Conrad, Lecturer of Marketing, Management & Finance,
LIM College

Kenneth Kambara, Associate Professor of Marketing, Management & Finance,
LIM College

The effect of fast fashion on young Indian consumer
Neha Dimri,
Pearl Academy, New Delhi, India

Dr. Varsha Gupta,
National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India

Putting the Brakes on Fast Fashion: Understanding the Gap Between Sustainable Awareness and Action
Shelley Haines, MA
Ryerson University

Location - FashionOpolis

Sustaining a Design Legacy: The Charles James Papers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Caitlin McCarthy, Assistant for Archival Processing in the Museum Archives,
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Colour Revivals in Fashion
Dr. Julie A King, Head of Fashion & Textiles,
The University of Northampton

Systems of Dress: A Gricean Proposal for Communication by Bodily Adornment
Dr. Marilynn Johnson,
Florida International University

5:50 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Session 5
(Concurrent Presentations)

Sustainability & Design
Location - Fourth Floor

How to Create Genuinely Sustainable Clothing: A Design Approach
Leonie Daignault-Leclerc, Designer and founder,
Gaia & Dubos

From Wearer to Maker: Fashioning the consumer of the future
Joelle Firzli, MA Fashion Studies,
Parsons, The New School for Design

Student Eco Fashion Show
Dr. Milena Popov,
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Sustainability & Media Studies
Location - FashionOpolis

Fashion Magazines and Sustainability: A Fashion Industry Dilemma
John Keane, Adjunct Professor of Marketing,
LIM College

Flora Brunetti, Adjunct Faculty Member,
LIM College

Fashion as “slow” and “authentic”: untangling the new rhetoric
Daria Mikerina,
Charles University, Prague

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Location - FashionOpolis
Conference Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Session 6

Sustainability & Analysis
Location - Fourth Floor

Sustainable fashion isn’t sexy: Exploring the double failure of activists and clothing brand marketing strategies
Sarah Portway, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design,
Cornell University

Ethical Representation in Fashion Branding: The Epitome of Consumerism Meets Its Stealthiest Critic
Professor Monique Vandresen,
Santa Catarina State University

Alternative Futures: Reconsidering the Lives of Worn Fashion Objects
Kat Roberts, M.A. candidate in Fashion Studies,
The Graduate Center at CUNY

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location - Fourth Floor
Ron Knoth Scholarship Announcement & Introduction

10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - Ron Knoth Speaker

Ron Knoth SpeakerLocation - Fourth Floor  
Moving the industry forward: Busting out of the granola box of sustainability to build a responsible fashion industry.
Robert Bergmann
Responsibility in Fashion

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location - FashionOpolis

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Session 7
(Concurrent Presentations)

Studies on Sustainability
Location - Fourth Floor

Fit Issues at Retail: Fashion industry survey results evaluating how garment fit is achieved
Andrea Kennedy- Founder, & Adjunct Faculty,
LIM College

Everlane: Trade Secrets or Just Secrets?
Kelly Madera, Ethical Fashion Consultant, M.A. Fashion Studies,
Parsons, The New School for Design

Made in NYC: Micro-Manufacturing Sustainably
Tessa Maffucci, M.A. in Fashion Studies & Digital Humanities,
The Graduate Center at CUNY

Sustainability & Marketing
Location - FashionOpolis

Increasing Brand Differentiation & Consumer Loyalty through Social Initiatives
Hope Freedman, Cause Marketing Expert, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Studies,
LIM College

More than Buzz Words: Marketing Fair Trade, Ethical, & Sustainable Brands

Andrea Reyes, NYC Fair Trade Coalition Chair, A. Bernadette Co-Founder,
Adjunct Faculty Member,
LIM College

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Location - Fourth Floor
Coffee Break with Jessica Schreiber, FABSCRAP

3:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. - Session 8
(Concurrent Presentations)

Sustainability & Consumer Action
Location - Fourth Floor

Fashion Rental Behavior: An Investigation of Innovativeness, Individual Expression, and Environmental Beliefs
Dr. Delisia R. Matthews, Assistant Professor, Department of Textile and Apparel,
Technology and Management, College of Textiles,
North Carolina State University


Karen Hummel Kinsley, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Head of the Costume
Design Concentration,
Marymount Manhattan College

Vestire: Social Divesting and Impact Investing in New Materialism

Kalina Yingnan Deng, M.A. Fashion Studies candidate,
Parsons, The New School of Design

LIM College Student Presentations
Location - FashionOpolis

Dress and Social Change
Madison Ross, Class of 2019

Green Is the New Black

Thomas J Goonan, Class of 2018

The Psychological Factors That Drive Fast Fashion
Students from LIM College's Sustainability and the Future of Fashion class

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Session 9
(Concurrent Presentations)

Sustainability & Couture / Science / Art
Location - Fourth Floor

Fashion’s Eco-Techno Iris Van Herpen – Can Bio-Couture Bridge Technology and the Sustainable?

Patti Jordan, Co-Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising, Lecturer,
LIM College

coding/recoding/defining/redefining –on sustainability and anticipation in the fashion system

Professor Rainer Wenrich, Ph.D., Chair of Art Education and Didactics of Art,
Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt

Sustainability & Fashion Libraries / Archives
Location - FashionOpolis

Visual Merchandising Meets the Library: Sustaining the Mission

Constance B Ulasewicz, Department Chair & Professor, Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel Department,
San Francisco State University

Beyond the Weave and Warp

Samantha Houck, Digital Archivist,

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Location - FashionOpolis
Closing Reception