The ‘Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury’ will explore new definitions of ‘luxury’ against the backdrop of urgent environmental and social issues. Fashion is in dire need of more value-based critical thinking as well as design-driven research to thoroughly explore, disrupt, redefine and transform the system. During this two-day conference we will collectively investigate how to move towards a fashion reality that addresses ethics, inclusivity and responsible consumerism in a more engaged way. Design, imagination and aesthetics are essential to express these values and to envision a more ethical engagement with the material objects that surround our bodies. The ‘Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury’ will explore how we can transition to a more resilient future of fashion together.

 

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Conference organizer

ArtEZ University of the Arts, in collaboration with State of Fashion

 

Academic partners

London College of Fashion, Wageningen University & Research, and Radboud University Nijmegen

 

Fashion Colloquium 2018

More than 30 international academics and creative practitioners will present their research on themes such as new materials, design for closed loops, aesthetic sustainability and emotional connectivity, redefining value systems, new business models and forms of organization, and the importance of agency in moving towards a more resilient future. We will collectively engage in in-depth discussions on how to develop innovative approaches that help to create systemic change.

 

The Fashion Colloquium will host:

  •  lectures and panel discussions by keynote speakers;
  •  paper presentations by academics and practice-based researchers and designers;
  •  creative contributions such as performances, participatory panel discussions and other creative interventions.
Thu, May 31
09:00
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Musis
Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions
09:00

Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions

09:00
Plenary session, opening and welcome
10:00 — 10:30
Welcome by Marjolijn Brussaard (President ArtEZ University of the Arts)   Opening Statement by José Teunissen (Curator State of Fashion)   Opening Statement by Daniëlle…

Plenary session, opening and welcome

10:00 — 10:30

Welcome by Marjolijn Brussaard (President ArtEZ University of the Arts)

 

Opening Statement by José Teunissen (Curator State of Fashion)

 

Opening Statement by Daniëlle Bruggeman (Professor of Fashion ArtEZ University of the Arts)

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Pascale Gatzen: Take Back Fashion!
10:30 — 11:00
Keynote lecture

Pascale Gatzen: Take Back Fashion!

10:30 — 11:00

Keynote lecture

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Break
11:00

Break

11:00
Parallel session 1: Emotional connectivity
11:15 — 12:45
Diana Yichu Cao: The Human Factor: Craftsmanship in increasing the emotional durability of sustainable luxury bags     Nora Veerman: Revaluing the Worn and Torn:…

Parallel session 1: Emotional connectivity

11:15 — 12:45

Diana Yichu Cao: The Human Factor: Craftsmanship in increasing the emotional durability of sustainable luxury bags

 

 

Nora Veerman: Revaluing the Worn and Torn: Vintage clothing as the future of luxury fashion

 

Sanne Karssenberg: Res Materia II*

*short introduction of creative practice that will take place outside the parallel session.

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Lunch break
12:45

Lunch break

12:45
David Bollier: Re-imagining Fashion as an Ecosystem of Commons
14:00 — 14:30
Keynote lecture  

David Bollier: Re-imagining Fashion as an Ecosystem of Commons

14:00 — 14:30

Keynote lecture

 

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Keynote lecture by Oskar Metsavaht
14:30 — 14:45
Keynote lecture  

Keynote lecture by Oskar Metsavaht

14:30 — 14:45

Keynote lecture

 

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Panel discussion: David Bollier, Oskar Metsavaht, Pascale Gatzen and Louise Fresco
14:45 — 15:00

Panel discussion: David Bollier, Oskar Metsavaht, Pascale Gatzen and Louise Fresco

14:45 — 15:00
Break
15:00

Break

15:00
Kristine Harper: Aesthetic Sustainability
15:30 — 16:00
Keynote lecture

Kristine Harper: Aesthetic Sustainability

15:30 — 16:00
Orsola de Castro: Loved Clothes Last
16:00 — 16:30
Followed by a panel discussion with Kristine Harper, Orsola de Castro, Otto von Busch

Orsola de Castro: Loved Clothes Last

16:00 — 16:30

Followed by a panel discussion with Kristine Harper, Orsola de Castro, Otto von Busch

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Transfer to the Milk Factory
16:30
Melkfabriek (old milk factory) Nieuwe Kade 1 directions (15 minutes walk)

Transfer to the Milk Factory

16:30

Melkfabriek (old milk factory)
Nieuwe Kade 1

directions

(15 minutes walk)

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VIP-Opening State of Fashion
17:30
With a performance by Adele Varcoe: Onesie World All for Onesie | Onesie for all: Sewing Machine Orchestra (facilitated by ArtEZ University of the Arts)

VIP-Opening State of Fashion

17:30

With a performance by Adele Varcoe: Onesie World

All for Onesie | Onesie for all: Sewing Machine Orchestra (facilitated by ArtEZ University of the Arts)

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Thu, May 31
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Musis *
Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions
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Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions

09:00
Break
11:00

Break

11:00
Parallel session 2: New Luxury
11:15 — 12:45
Charlotte Bik Bandlien: Finding the New Normal   Ricarda Bigolin, Chantal McDonald, Clemens Thornquist and Anna Lidstrom : Artefacts of Mass Production   Marlene Haasse:…

Parallel session 2: New Luxury

11:15 — 12:45

Charlotte Bik Bandlien: Finding the New Normal

 

Ricarda Bigolin, Chantal McDonald, Clemens Thornquist and Anna Lidstrom : Artefacts of Mass Production

 

Marlene Haasse: Misfit*

*short introduction of creative practice that will take place outside the parallel session.

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Lunch break
12:45

Lunch break

12:45
Thu, May 31
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Musis #
Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions
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Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions

09:00
Break
11:00

Break

11:00
Parallel session 3: Emerging materials
11:15 — 12:45
Gerrit Bouwhuis & Ger Brinks: SaXcellÒ, Virgin fiber made from domestic cotton textile waste   Carole Collett: Luxury and the New Natural.How designing with living…

Parallel session 3: Emerging materials

11:15 — 12:45

Gerrit Bouwhuis & Ger Brinks: SaXcellÒ, Virgin fiber made from domestic cotton textile waste

 

Carole Collett: Luxury and the New Natural.How designing with living systems can lead to disruptive models of production for the luxury sector

 

Roya Aghighi: Biogarmentry. What if textiles were alive and photosynthesized?

 

 

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Lunch break
12:45

Lunch break

12:45
Thu, May 31
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Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions
09:00

Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions

09:00
Break
11:00

Break

11:00
Parallel session 4: Social responsible businesses:
11:15 — 12:45
Alina Pavlova, Carolina Dalla Chiesa & Mariangela Lavanga: Fashion and crowdfunding: A successful marriage?   Annick Schramme & Walter van Andel: Balancing the Creative Business…

Parallel session 4: Social responsible businesses:

11:15 — 12:45

Alina Pavlova, Carolina Dalla Chiesa & Mariangela Lavanga: Fashion and crowdfunding: A successful marriage?

 

Annick Schramme & Walter van Andel: Balancing the Creative Business Model in the Fashion Industry

 

Claire Swift & Barbara Guarducci: Conscious Contemporary Craft -Creating Communities

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Lunch break
12:45

Lunch break

12:45
Fri, Jun 1
09:00
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Musis
Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions
09:00

Doors open / Registration / Choose Parallel Sessions

09:00
Otto von Busch: Fashion and Biosocial Growth
09:30 — 10:00
Keynote lecture with a response by Daniëlle Bruggeman  

Otto von Busch: Fashion and Biosocial Growth

09:30 — 10:00

Keynote lecture with a response by Daniëlle Bruggeman

 

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Timotheus Vermeulen: Alt Here (Left), Alt Right (There), Alt Everywhere
10:00 — 10:30
Keynote lecture

Timotheus Vermeulen: Alt Here (Left), Alt Right (There), Alt Everywhere

10:00 — 10:30
Parallel session 1: Ecosystems
10:45 — 12:15
Sean Ryan: Luxury and the Labyrinth   Theresia Grevinga & Ger Brinks: Going Eco, Going Dutch. The value of slow fashion   Tina Gorjanc: Phylogenetic…

Parallel session 1: Ecosystems

10:45 — 12:15

Sean Ryan: Luxury and the Labyrinth

 

Theresia Grevinga & Ger Brinks: Going Eco, Going Dutch. The value of slow fashion

 

Tina Gorjanc: Phylogenetic Atelier

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Lunch Break
12:15

Lunch Break

12:15
Parallel session 4: Future fashion education
13:15 — 14:45
Asit Jagdishbhai Bhatt: Mahatma Gandhi and the Model of Fashion Education, Activism and System(s)   Mascha van Zijverden & Dirk Osinga: Recrafting Craft – Exploring…

Parallel session 4: Future fashion education

13:15 — 14:45

Asit Jagdishbhai Bhatt: Mahatma Gandhi and the Model of Fashion Education, Activism and System(s)

 

Mascha van Zijverden & Dirk Osinga: Recrafting Craft – Exploring speculative scenarios for tomorrow’s fashion education

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Break
14:45

Break

14:45
Parallel session 8: Embodied research & the senses
15:15 — 16:45
Chet Bugter: : Feeling the fashion magazine – Regaining agency over disciplinary fashion imagery using embodied research methods   Julia Valle Noronha & Maarit Aakko:…

Parallel session 8: Embodied research & the senses

15:15 — 16:45

Chet Bugter: : Feeling the fashion magazine – Regaining agency over disciplinary fashion imagery using embodied research methods

 

Julia Valle Noronha & Maarit Aakko: Affective Patterns: Exploring the agentic openings of flat patterns

 

Kasia Gorniak: A Seamstress Constructs: A garment

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Concluding statements
16:45 — 17:15
Concluding statements by scientific committee and Closing Words by Nishant Shah (Dean Graduate School ArtEZ University of the Arts)

Concluding statements

16:45 — 17:15

Concluding statements by scientific committee and Closing Words by Nishant Shah (Dean Graduate School ArtEZ University of the Arts)

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Transfer to ArtEZ University of the Arts
17:15
ArtEZ University of the Arts Onderlangs 9 directions (10 minutes walk)

Transfer to ArtEZ University of the Arts

17:15

ArtEZ University of the Arts
Onderlangs 9
directions

(10 minutes walk)

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Drinks and bites at ArtEZ University of the Arts
17:30 — 19:30
Adress: Onderlangs 9, Arnhem (10 minutes walk)

Drinks and bites at ArtEZ University of the Arts

17:30 — 19:30

Adress: Onderlangs 9, Arnhem

(10 minutes walk)

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Fri, Jun 1
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Parallel session 2: Critical fashion narratives
10:45 — 12:15
Daria Mikerina: More ‘Real’, Less ‘Fake’: The rhetoric of new authenticity in ‘slow‘ fashion print   Ruby Hoette: Conversation Pieces   Hanka van der Voet…

Parallel session 2: Critical fashion narratives

10:45 — 12:15

Daria Mikerina: More ‘Real’, Less ‘Fake’: The rhetoric of new authenticity in ‘slowfashion print

 

Ruby Hoette: Conversation Pieces

 

Hanka van der Voet & Femke de Vries: Publishing Fashion, Fashion as Publication. Or: what do they do every day at Vogue?

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Lunch Break
12:15

Lunch Break

12:15
Parallel session 5: Slowness and human values
13:15 — 14:45
Heike Jenss: Making Time: Value-rich clothing by Friends of Light Cooperative      Mark van Vorstenbos: The Linen Project   Alison Welsh: Fashioning Tradition: The Tai…

Parallel session 5: Slowness and human values

13:15 — 14:45

Heike Jenss: Making Time: Value-rich clothing by Friends of Light Cooperative   

 

Mark van Vorstenbos: The Linen Project

 

Alison Welsh: Fashioning Tradition: The Tai Lue Project

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Break
14:45

Break

14:45
Parallel session 9: Sensing (social) media
15:15 — 16:45
Anna Piroska Toth: Thinking and Feeling Fashion in the Instagram Era   Anna Keszeg: Sustainability and Luxury on Instagram. An empirical approach   Emanuela Mora,…

Parallel session 9: Sensing (social) media

15:15 — 16:45

Anna Piroska Toth: Thinking and Feeling Fashion in the Instagram Era

 

Anna Keszeg: Sustainability and Luxury on Instagram. An empirical approach

 

Emanuela Mora, Marco Pedroni & Maria Paola Pofi: Slowing Down the Internet, Uncommodifying Fashion: Niche magazines in the middle earth among fashion, art, and imaginary

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Fri, Jun 1
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Parallel session 3: Strategies for new luxury
10:45 — 12:15
Luca Marchetti: The Relational Future of Luxury   Jennifer Craik & Anne Peirson-Smith: Conscious Couture: Redefining and re-evaluating new notions of luxury fashion through the…

Parallel session 3: Strategies for new luxury

10:45 — 12:15

Luca Marchetti: The Relational Future of Luxury

 

Jennifer Craik & Anne Peirson-Smith: Conscious Couture: Redefining and re-evaluating new notions of luxury fashion through the lens of conscious consumerism

 

Mariangela Lavanga & Taylor Brydges: Exploring the Role of Independent Fashion Designers in Creating the ‘New Luxury´ Alternative: A case study from the Netherlands and Canada

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Lunch Break
12:15

Lunch Break

12:15
Parallel session 6: Material agency
13:15 — 14:45
Pauline van Dongen & Lianne Toussaint: In Touch with the Now: Stimulating mindfulness through smart fashion   Danielle Roberts & Vera de Pont: Silence Suit:…

Parallel session 6: Material agency

13:15 — 14:45

Pauline van Dongen & Lianne Toussaint: In Touch with the Now: Stimulating mindfulness through smart fashion

 

Danielle Roberts & Vera de Pont: Silence Suit: Sustainably integrating spirituality and technology
Maarit Aakko: Fabricating New Meanings of Luxury

 

Karin Peterson & Rikka Talman: Merging Formable Textiles and Flexible Moulds: In search of new design methods and expressive qualities in the fields of textile and fashion*

 

*short introduction of creative practice that will take place outside the parallel session.*

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Break
14:45

Break

14:45
Parallel session 10: Engaging communities
15:15 — 16:45
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury: Genuine Unauthorized Clothing Clone Institute: Copyright, trademark and modern sumptuary law   Alison Moloney: Cabinet Stories: Curators in the community    Kirsten Scott:…

Parallel session 10: Engaging communities

15:15 — 16:45

Abigail Glaum-Lathbury: Genuine Unauthorized Clothing Clone Institute: Copyright, trademark and modern sumptuary law

 

Alison Moloney: Cabinet Stories: Curators in the community 

 

Kirsten Scott:

Borrowed Cloth: Whose luxury is it, what does it mean and where do we go from here?

 

Sasa Nemec: Repairathon*

*short introduction of creative practice that will take place outside the parallel session.

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Fri, Jun 1
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Lunch Break
12:15

Lunch Break

12:15
Parallel session 7: Masterclass: Masters of Change
13:15 — 14:45
Moderators: Luca Marchetti & Hakan Karaosman Pitches by Rafael Kouto, Matti Liimatainen, Anneke Hymmen & Kumi Hiroi, Button Masala, 11.11, Kristina Walsh and Elisa van…

Parallel session 7: Masterclass: Masters of Change

13:15 — 14:45

Moderators: Luca Marchetti & Hakan Karaosman

Pitches by Rafael Kouto, Matti Liimatainen, Anneke Hymmen & Kumi Hiroi, Button Masala, 11.11, Kristina Walsh and Elisa van Joolen

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Break
14:45

Break

14:45

Adaptive, alive: Responsible fashion and material engagement in post-disaster landscapes

Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran, PHD student, Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo

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