REDISCOVERING CULTURE: TRANSFORMING FASHION
National Institute of Fashion Technology announces the ‘Call for Papers’ for the International Conference from 31st January -2nd February 2018 at New Delhi, India.
The association of fashion with rapid technological advancement and extensive consumption, spurred by rapidly changing trends and dominated by commercial motivations has contributed to its undertone of transience. The erosion of traditional institutions and cultures and the disruption of the harmony between environment and the human existence forebodes an unsustainable future. However, in recent times there is a perceptible shift in the focus of fashion from business considerations to a more responsible attitude towards sustainability concerns. Slow design, green production processes, waste generation and disposal systems, management of end to end solutions and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives with mindfulness towards ecological fragility are being incorporated by the design community and the industry.
Fashion, as a signifier of societal change, can stimulate contemporary articulations on the dialectics of tradition and modernity in the clothing, textile and craft sectors. The pedagogy of fashion and design education in synergizing materials and techniques plays a tripartite role in design, production and consumption.
The theme of the conference ‘Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion’ aims to initiate conversation on fashion, culture, textiles, crafts and sustainability by providing an interdisciplinary platform to share perspectives and practice-led research experiences on the issues and concerns, challenges and possibilities of changing existing fashion practices. Trans-global cultural narratives may enable relevant issues to transcend the regional to take on global significance. Some pertinent questions that the Conference seeks to discuss are
Research papers / thematic posters may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics under the subthemes:I. Cultural Transformation by Design
The subthemes and questions are only indicative of possible lines of reflection. In order to facilitate evaluation, authors are requested to indicate the subtheme in the abstract.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTThe Abstract should follow these guidelines:
Author(s) are allowed to submit more than one abstract. Abstracts will be uploaded online. For any other query please contact through firstname.lastname@example.org
All abstracts and conference papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers of 3,000 to 4,000 words.
All papers presented at the conference will be published. At the time of submission of full papers, authors are required to sign a copyright agreement with NIFT.