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Call for Submissions: ESRAP 2018 Student Merchandising Poster Competition.  Juried poster competition where student will incorporate Triple Bottom Line practices in the development of a business plan for a socially responsible fashion retailer.  The business plan may be for a traditional brick and mortar or a non-store retailer.  Entry deadline is June 1, 2018.  For more information, see Full Announcement. 

Call for Papers: Fashion and... the Future of Design Symposium.  September 27-28, 2018, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN.  Send abstract submissions to Marilyn DeLong, mdelong@umn.edu, by February 1, 2018.  See website for details: http://design.umn.edu/alumni/design100/symposium.html.

Call for Papers: International Journal of Costume and Fashion (IJCF) invites papers for publication.  IJCF is one of the representative academic journals of the Korean Society of Costume.  (http://www.ksc.or.kr), published biannually in every June and December. IJCF addresses all aspects of costume and fashion: history of dress, fashion theory, theatrical costume, fashion design, product development, aesthetics, fashion marketing and management, fashion merchandising and retailing, socio-cultural aspect of dress, social psychology of dress, clothing construction, textile science, and new technology in fashion industry. Manuscripts for consideration should be sent to the chief editor at ijcf@ksc.or.kr. For more information, please visit http://ijcf.kscold.or.kr, contact: ijcf@ksc.or.kr,  or see full announcement.

 

Call for Submissions:  Gerber Technology FashionTech Professional Award:

Gerber Technology in their inaugural year with ITAA is conducting an essay contest whose winner will receive an award of a subscription of Gerber Software and training valued at $20,000.  The award will go to the member of the Instructor, Professional-Faculty level of ITAA who best demonstrates the use of technology to inspire and encourage students’ innovative and creative product design and development. 

 

Contestants must submit a 500-1000 word essay describing how they and their school utilized advancements in technology to inspire their students over the last 18 months and the resulting student project(s).  The essays must be single-authored and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 13, 2017 and be addressed to edu@gerbertechnology.com (subject line:  ITAA Gerber Essay Contest).  Essays will be judged by a panel of Gerber Technology employees and industry experts.  Photographs and/or videos of the inspiration, the design and development process and the resulting product are allowed as supporting evidence.  The award will be presented at the ITAA 2017 annual conference.  The award winner grants Gerber Technology the right to use the submission, photographs and an interview to publish press release(s) and for use on social media.  Should the award winner fail to use the award in the manner specified by Gerber Technology, it will be offered to the selected runner-up.  

 

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Critical Studies in Men's Fashion: Lifestyle, Health & Fashion Branding, 2019. This issue takes a holistic approach examining innovative methods in health, body aesthetics, design in men's products lifestyles, fitness, and fashion branding in the areas of marketing, merchandising and promotions.  Seeking research and papers that use critical, ethnographic, individualistic, theoretical or interpretive methods.  Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018.  For more information, see Full Announcement.

 

Call for Papers: Textile Society of America Symposium, The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global. 

The Textile Society of America will host its 16th Biennial Symposium in Vancouver, BC September 19-23, 2018. The theme, The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global will be explored through a variety of concurrent sessions, panel discussions, and plenary and keynote speakers. If you are interested in submitting to this symposium, the call for submission is open through September 15th 2017, and can be found here. For more information on the Textile Society of America, please visit www.textilesociety.org.

Call for Papers: Functional Textile & Clothing Conference. February 9-11, 2018, New Delhi, India.  Organized by the Textile Department of IIT Delhi.  For more information, see Announcement or visit the conference website: www.ftc2018.org  

 

Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Publishing Fashion Business Cases.  Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for ITAA members to write business case studies about the fashion, textiles and cosmetics industries for a forthcoming online educational resource.  We are particularly interested in cases relevant to today’s global fashion industry – about fashion in all regions of the world and across variety of sub-sectors.   Cases can range from 1,000 to 7,000 words in length, and can be aimed at introductory to advanced levels. Cases can be written about real-life or fictional companies, and they can be based on primary and secondary research or direct field research. All cases will be editorial and peer reviewed.   To be included in the LAUNCH COLLECTION the deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2017.  For more information, see Announcement.

 

Call for Papers:  Rediscovering Cultures: Transforming Fashion. NIFT Conference 2018, January 31-February 2, 2018, New Delhi, India.  Seeking papers on crafts, fashion and textiles.  Details of the conference and 'Call for Papers' are available at the conference website.  http://www.nift.ac.in/conference/index.html

 

"Textyle-Expo", an International Exhibition of Textile and Fashion under the high patronage of Mister the Minister of Industry and Mines, gathering national and international professional actors of Textile and Fashion industry in order to develop this latter and encourage investment in Algeria and the rest of the Mediterranean countries. The first edition was held from 02 to 05 April 2017 at the CCO Oran, Algeria and the second edition will be held from 25 to 28 April 2018 at the same venue. For detailed information, please visit the conference website. www.textyle-expo.com

 

Call for Proposals: Fashion, Dress, and Post-Postmodernism, Andrew Reilly and Jose Blanco, Editors.  This call for abstracts is to develop a book proposal that will be presented to Bloomsbury Publishing.  Bloomsbury already has expressed interest in the topic and concept for the book.  Submit chapter proposals by September 15, 2017.  For detailed information, see Full Call.

 

Call for Submissions: 2017 Symposium - Fashion And Media. October 12-14, 2017 at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.  Fashion And Media aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, arts and social sciences.  Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  See Full Call and Conference Website for details.

 

Call for Papers:  Special Issue of Journal of Popular Culture: Global Fashion: Media, Consumption and Technology.  This issue will focus on the material and non-material forms of fashion for a range of professional, commercial, historical, social, cultural and creative purposes.  This issue will be international and cross-cultural in order to highlight the largely global multiple flows of fashion discourse and to broaden the analysis of fashion beyond a purely traditional Western frame of analysis. For more information, see Full CallQuestions?  Contact Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II at jhh33@drexel.edu.

 

Call for Papers:  2017 Symposium: Fashion And Media.  October 13-14, 2017, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.  Fashion is signified and utilized through various forms of media.  In this sixth annual Fashion And... symposium we will focus on how fashion is portrayed in all types of media.  Presentations should examine the representations and expressions of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, and textiles in various forms.  The full conference Call for Papers will be out June 1 with submissions being reviewed on a rolling basis for acceptance until August 1, 2017.  See Attachment for more information.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II at jhh33@drexel.edu.

 

Fashion and Textiles, open access journal invites you to submit your research article (www.springer.com/materials/journal/40691).  The scope of the journal includes textile science and technology, clothing science and technology, economics of clothing and textiles/fashion business, and fashion design and history.  Fashion and Textiles is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among academic and industrial researchers in the field of fashion and textiles.  SpringerOpen maintains a rigorous peer review system, and guarantees the high visibility you'd expect from publishing with Springer.  All publication costs are covered by The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.  See announcement for more information.            
 
 
Call for Reviewers: The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is currently looking for reviewers in the area of apparel, textiles and merchandising.  See full announcement for details.
 
Call for Papers: The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is sponsoring a new online, open access peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The editors are seeking high quality research and/or effective applied techniques related to human sciences.  Please see full announcement for details.