ARLIS FTC Seeking Contributing Writers

The ARLIS Fashion Textile and Costume Special Interest Group is currently seeking members who are willing to commit to blogging. FTC bloggers should commit to writing one post a quarter for a minimum of one year. If you are interested in being a regular blogger for FTC, please fill out the form here by June 30th, 2020.

ARLIS FTC members already have access to contribute content to this blog and are encouraged to post announcements and individual posts in this space.

New Books: Spring

New book releases you may have missed from this past winter/spring!

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies, Amanda Sikarskie, Bloomsbury Visual Arts January 2020
Diana Vreeland: Bon Mots, Alexander Vreeland, Rizolli March 2020
Robert Doisneau: The Vogue Years, Flammarion March 2020
Dressed: a Philosophy of Clothes, Shanidha Bari, Basic Books March 2020
Betsey: a Memoir, Betsey Johnson with Mark Vitualno, Viking April 2020
It’s Not About the Burqa, edited by Mariam Khan, Picador, April 2020

CFP: Fashion: Now & Then 2020

Call for Presentation Proposals: Fashion: Now & Then
Theme: “Fashion and Pedagogy”
When: Friday, November 6, 2020 – Saturday, November 7, 2020 
Where: Virtual 
Proposal Submission Due Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Date of Notification: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Submission Proposal Form

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation to the tenth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a two-day virtual conference where participants will broadly encompass various pedagogical approaches to fashion information and/or visual studies that relates to the following:

How do we, as educators, prepare, assess, and engage a new learner population using the latest and current teaching-centered theories, methods, and practices?

How do we adapt to, and make use of innovative and emergent tools of instruction to better develop and engage students?

Drawing from libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, museums, and the fashion industry to represent a full range of expertise, the conference welcomes proposals that promote new theoretical frameworks for student engagement, teaching, and learning in the discipline of fashion, as well as innovations and strategies that can be applied to existing and/or emerging pedagogies as it relates to fashion.

To align with these expectations, proposals should promote at least one of the following dimensions of learner-centered pedagogical approaches to fashion: the implementation of educational technology-based resources in classrooms and/or a remote setting; facilitative technology and/or methods for connecting educators and students; nuanced teaching and learning theories that acknowledge generational difference and/or globalization; experienced-based instructional design techniques; experiential and work-integrated learning embedded in courses and programs of study; and may draw from the following: archives, libraries, special collections, museums, ephemera, fashion history, fashion studies, fashion forecasting, fashion analytics, magazines, music, media, data visualization, marketing, material culture, merchandising, photography, preservation, product development, rare books, retail, social media, student developmental theory, student engagement theories and practices, teaching and learning theories, technology-based tools, textiles, and/or trend reporting.

Please submit to either the research track, which includes traditional research-based presentations, or the practitioner track, where presentations include a learning outcome for the audience.

We look forward to receiving proposals for:
• 15-minute active presentations from individuals or pairs; presentations that engage and/or involve the audience through various methods of communication are preferred (to be grouped into sessions by the conference organizer) 

• One-hour panel presentations with two to four speakers addressing a common topic to be scheduled as a session. Those submitting a panel presentation proposal must have a secured commitment from all participants


In addition, we look forward to receiving proposals for a focused roundtable discussion and focused lightning round sessions addressing:

• 15-minute engaging presentations on the topic of learning styles for visual media to be moderated and grouped as a roundtable discussion

• Five-minute lightning round presentations on the topic of emerging tools for teaching and learning fashion information

• Five-minute lightning round presentations on the topic of new learner populations in the field of fashion

Submission Proposal Form

Proposal submissions are due Thursday, June 25, 2020

Proposal Submission Review Committee: Lou Acierno, Lauren Gavin, Caroline Evanson Scott, John McDonough, Kenneth Kambara, Nicole Kirpalani, Andrea Kennedy, and Stephanie DeBiase.

About LIM College

Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs. LIM College is located in four buildings in Manhattan — the nation’s fashion and business capital — giving students vast opportunities for hands-on experience and professional development. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Refinery 29, Harper’s Bazaar, Barneys New York, Chanel, and Neiman Marcus.

About the LIM College Library and Archives

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library and LIM College Archives provide resources to students, faculty, and researchers that foster learning and creativity with a global perspective. The library has a unique, specialized collection focusing on LIM College’s major areas of study including fashion merchandising, marketing, business management, fashion forecasting, retailing, textiles, styling, sustainability, supply chain, international business, fashion media, and visual studies. The Archives identifies, collects, documents, preserves, and promotes access to the enduring records of LIM College and special collection materials related to the fashion industry.