Fashion & Politics: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

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07 Jul 2017

9am to 5pm

Conference Fashion & Politics: historical &contemporary perspectives 

A conference to launch the LCF Transnational Fashion Research Hub – 

This conference addresses the interaction between fashion and politics as presented in a variety of historical and current formats, from public and personal archives to printed fashion magazines, political dailies and illustrated magazines, feature films, social media and advertising.

Convener: Dr Djurdja Bartlett, LCF, UAL 

Keynote speakers:

Professor Rhonda Garelick, New York University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: 
Blow-Up: Fashion in the Age of Terrorism 

Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths University of London, UK 
The Emerging political economy of fashion: Micro-enterprises in London, Berlin and Milan

Professor Barbara Vinken, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany
Republicanism against Fashion as an Oriental Tyranny in the Heart of the West


Dr Serkan Delice, LCF, UAL
Fashion and its Refugees: production, consumption and subjectivity in the age of neoliberal authoritarianism

Dr Jin Li Lim, Independent Scholar:
Crimes of Fashion: Politics and fashion in China’s Cultural Revolution

Gabi Scardi, Independent Art Curator, Milan, Italy: 
The Uniform, the Subject, the Power

Professor Carlotta Sorba, University of Padova, Italy: 
Revolutionary Fashion: patriotic bodies in 1848 Italy

Dr Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds, UK: 
Streetwear versus Screenwear: Global visibility of Gosha Rubchinskiy’s proletarian styles

Dr Tony Sullivan, LCF, UAL
Brands, Class and Politics

Marketa Uhlirova, CSM, UAL:
Fit for the World of Tomorrow: Designing the New Man in Ikarie XB-1

Dr Jane Tynan, CSM, UAL: 
The popularity of the keffiyeh: when fashion appropriates military objects

Lunch and coffee will be provided on the day. Please note details are subject to change - check back for updates. Please note we are unable to offer refunds for this conference. 

Image credit: Gosha Rubchinskiy’s short film Apart, 2017
Papaya Dog/M.Tomash/INRUSSIA.