Fashion Style & Global Culture Conference
MAY 16-18, 2019
3501 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Fashion is signified and utilized across the globe. In this second annual Fashion, Style & Global Culture Conference we will focus on how fashion is portrayed in all types of popular and global culture. Presentations should examine the representations and expressions of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, style, lifestyles, and textiles in various forms. Whether examining the latest innovations in fashion design on the runway, or how clothing is portrayed in the streets and through textiles, to the use of style allowing an individual to show their own particular taste to friends, this conference aims to push the envelope of scholarship to gain new understandings about the visual expression of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, lifestyles, global culture and textiles through all forms. From the historical to the contemporary – the latest innovations to historical analysis, Fashion, Style & Global Culture Conference aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion.” While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or way of behaving in any field. Thus, proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as fine arts, digital media, television, film, merchandising, fashion design, business, architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies among others to examine interconnections and intersections between fashion and global culture.
This conference provides the opportunity for academics, researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students to exchange research findings, innovative teaching strategies, and creative designs addressing the interrelationships between fashion, style and our global culture.