The first edition of the Conference was promoted by the University of Florence in 2009. In this first edition, 70 people from 40 different countries attended the Conference.
The second edition took place a year later and was promoted by the University of Oporto. Nearly 100 researchers from 26 different countries were present.
The third edition took place in Madrid and was organised with the collaboration of the Universidad Complutense.
Researchers from 31 countries from all over the world attended GFC 2012.
The fourth edition took place at College University Ghent and was attended by more than 200 participants from all over the world.
The fifth edition was held at Stockholm University and the sixth edition took place at the London College of Fashion-UAL. These editions were attended by more of 300 delegates from all over the world.
The 2020 edition of GFC was the first edition online and was organised in collaboration with Université de la Mode – Université Lyon 2 and the Centres of Research ELICO – Research on Information and Communication Sciences and LARHRA the Centre of Research on History Rhône-Alpes.
The 2021 edition was the second online edition held in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.