Fashion Media: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

The programme for this event can be downloaded here Fashion Media Conference 2010 programme

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The Fashion Media: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow conference brings together the leading minds and voices in fashion research and practice to explore and debate the key issues facing fashion imagery and communications today and consider them in relation to historical and future media cultures.

Programmed by Dr. Djurdja Bartlett and Prof. Penny Martin of London College of Fashion and held at the John Princes Street site over two days (21-22 October 2010), the conference is structured around a series of provocative, 20-minute ‘position’ papers. These focus on themes such as questions of national identity in historic magazine culture; masculinity and criminality in male dress; ethnicity and propriety in fashion representation; quality control in digital innovations and the future of online fashion. Recognising the burgeoning research interest in fashion media among undergraduate and postgraduate students, there will also be a Pecha Kucha session for postgraduate students and early career researchers to present their projects.

The conference boasts an excellent group of international and domestic speakers including: Valerie Steele of Museum at the FIT, New York; Charlotte Cotton of the National Media Museum, London; Alison Clarke of University of Applied Arts, Vienna; Barbara Vinken of the University of Munich; Friedrich Weltzien of the Weissensee Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin; Simona Segre of IULM, Milan and IUAV, Venice; Alistair O’Neill of Central Saint Martins, London and Val Williams of London College of Communication.

The two days will culminate in an industry panel representing leading figures from print, online and film-related fashion cultures including: Katrina Dodd, Editor of Contagious FEED; Matthew Moneypenny, CEO of Trunk Archive, New York.


Dr. Djurdja Bartlett, London College of Fashion; Alice Beard, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University; Dr. Sarah Cheang, London College of Fashion; Prof. Alison Clarke, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; Shaun Cole, London College of Fashion; Charlotte Cotton, National Media Museum, London; Jason Evans, Newport School of Art, Media and Design; Dr. Olga Goriunova, London Metropolitan University; Magdalene Keaney, London College of Fashion; Prof. Reina Lewis London College of Fashion; Alistair O’Neill, Central Saint Martins; Dr. Sanda Miller, Southampton Solent University; Dr. Agnès Rocamora, London College of Fashion; Simona Segre, IUAV, Venice, IULM Milan; Dr. Eugenie Shinkle, University of Westminster, London;  Dr. Änne Söll, Institute for the Arts and Media, University of Potsdam; Dr. Valerie Steele, Museum at the FIT, New York; Marketa Uhlirova, Central Saint Martins; Prof. Barbara Vinken, University of Munich; Dr. Friedrich Weltzien, Weissensee Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin; Dr. Elizabeth Wissinger, BMCC of the City University of New York;  Nilgin Yusuf, London College of Fashion.


Paul Bevan, London College of Fashion; Pamela Church-Gibson, London College of Fashion; Joanne Entwistle, London College of Fashion; Professor Caroline Evans, Central Saint Martins; Professor Elizabeth Wilson.

Tickets cost: £25 for two days/£15 for one day, concessionary rates for University of the Arts London staff and students.