The Colloquium Series

The Fashion Colloquia is made up of a core network of 4 institutions, connected by their residence and involvement in the four big 'Fashion weeks' across the globe. As result, for the first time, members of this core network will use the occurrence of the fashion weeks to organize a series of colloquia to operate in tandem to the fashion weeks.

With the aim of attracting a rich variety of contributions from a broad selection of people - from academia, media and practice - and utilise contributions for uploading to a newly established international repository for fashion to be housed at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

At each colloquium there will be a mixture of specific themes, of particular relevance to the specific location, and series themes, which will allow different sets of contributions to be added and explored. Some events at each of the colloquia will be streamed 'live' to pre-registered users of the repository. We also aim to upload all of the content from each colloquium to the repository.

The final in this initial series of the Colloquia will be held in New York at Parsons on the 8th and 9th of February and the call for papers is open until 30th November. Details can be found here.

Organised by

  • London College of Fashion
  • Domus Academy, Milan
  • Institut Francais de la mode, Paris
  • Parsons The New School for Design, School of Fashion, New York

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