“The fashion industry in all its forms was one of the first industries to offer Richmond women of diverse backgrounds and colors an accepted professional path with prospects for personal agency. Communal participation is central to the success of the fashion industry. Through word of mouth, one woman’s social network can become another’s client base. At the same time, many of the Richmond women working in fashion have used their professional connections and successes to bring attention to the city and its industries.
In a superb display of high fashion and low from the 19th century to the present day,Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.”
WHERE: LIM College, 216 East 45th Street, New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
DETAILS: Join us for the eighth annual Fashion: Now & Then conference. This year’s conference theme is “Fashion and Culture.”Jo Weldon, author of the book Fierce: The History of the Leopard Print will open the conference with the presentation Leopard Print and the Bad Mother (Oct. 18, 5:45-7:00 p.m.). The Keynote Presentation, Forming Narratives of the Diaspora (Oct. 19, 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.) will be delivered by Joy Davis and Jasmine Helm, co-hosts of the fashion podcast Unravel. In addition, hour long sessions will examine the relationship between fashion and culture with presentations focusing on gender identity, music, entertainment, popular culture, cultural appropriation in fashion marketing, library collections, and archives.
Please visit Eventbrite for registration rates and to view the conference schedule.