Survival and Revival: Clothing Design that Survives and Fashion Trends that Are Revived | CFP

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“Survival and Revival : Clothing Design that Survives and Fashion Trends that Are Revived”, International Conference of Dress HistoriansSaturday, 31st October 2015, The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, UK

Some styles and forms of garments have remained static for decades, if not for centuries, perhaps symbolizing the eternity of the sacred or the authority of tradition. Meanwhile, from Augustus to Napoleon to modern day, in countless periods and cultures, dress has played an important role in revivals whether for patriotic, political, or other purposes. This conference will explore the meanings of ‘survival’ and ‘revival’ in dress from the archaeological to the conceptual, from ‘retro’ to ‘futuristic.’ We invite the submission of proposals for papers that might include, but are not limited to, the following themes. Continuer la lecture