GFC 2016

Tradition and Innovation:
Challenges for Fashion and
Luxury in the 21st century.

Fashion and luxury have a long history in common since fashion was the luxury of the upper classes in early modern society. In contemporary times, access to fashion and luxury has become widespread due to economic and social development. What is more, the digital progress and the considerable influence of online trading, social media and the latest 3D technology are changing sales dynamics and consumer behaviour. As a direct consequence, luxury, in particular, has become global and makes its presence felt in everyday life. What is also noticeable is how the world of fashion and luxury is considering the process of change and just as importantly cultural roots and new technologies, while embracing the values of sustainability.

Sweden represents an example of how tradition and innovation can blend successfully and has a global presence on the fashion scene. Stockholm is recognized for its progressive stance on new media and fashion-related technology while preserving cultural values embedded in Swedish society.

We may say that fashion and luxury in the 21st century are facing new challenges and opportunities bringing together tradition and innovation. Therefore Stockholm University, the Centre for Fashion Studies, is promoting on the 20th and 21st of October 2016 the fifth edition of GFC – Global Fashion Conference with the aim of stimulating the international debate around fashion and luxury as social and cultural expressions. With a multi-disciplinary approach and more than two hundred participants GFC2016, the two-day conference will be the leading international discussion forum for academics, entrepreneurs, designers, professionals and business representatives on the topics of fashion and luxury.

Themes suggested

 

1. Luxury and Fashion

• The essence of luxury
• Luxury as craftsmanship and tradition
• Taste and quality: lifestyle issues
• Luxury as an industry
• Luxury as cultural production
• Luxury and technology
• The emotional aspects of luxury and fashion

2. Luxury, Fashion & Technology

• Digital Retail & Consumption (E – & M-Commerce)
• 3-D Printing and alternative modes of production
• Fashion & New media
• Wearables and the Internet of things
• On-line co-creation process and branding
• Smart materials
• The economy of happiness and fashion

 

3. Luxury, Fashion and Sustainability

• The essence of sustainability
• Designers and Brands: Advances on sustainable fashion
• Craftsmanship, tradition and sustainability
• The circular economy and the global fashion industry
• Smart cities and sustainable fashion
• Fashion and the sharing economy
• Combining sustainability and growth for fashion businesses
• How to manage the supply chain in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility

4. Stockholm: The Nordic Fashion Tech Capital

• City and daily elegance
• Trendsetting
• Innovation & Creativity
• Communicating culture: fashion city and social media

Other proposals on each and every one of these four topics are very much welcomed.

Schedule
Important dates

1. March – April – May 2016

EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
30th of June 2016
Opening of registrations: 1st of May 2016 (early fee rate until the end of July)

2. June – July 2016

Peer Review and feed-back to Authors/Proponents

3. August – September

Release of provisional Programme: 23rd of September

4. October 2016

Deadline to Register: 10th of October (late fee rate since the 1st of August)
Release of final Programme: 12fth October

CONFERENCE: 20 and 21 of October

Release of Proceedings under electronic format.

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Submissions to be sent to
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SCIENTIFIC Committee

Paula von Wachenfeldt

Stockholm University – SWEDEN

Agnès Rocamora

London College of Fashion – University of Arts – UK

Carlo Marco Belfanti

Universitá degli Studi di Brescia – ITALY

Cláudio Magalhães

PUC – Rio de Janeiro – BRAZIL

Cristina Moreira

Universidade do Minho – PORTUGAL

Cynthia Lawson

Parsons – The New School – NYC – USA

David Zajtmann

IFM, Paris – FRANCE

Dominique Jacomet

IFM, Paris – FRANCE

Franck Delpal

IFM, Paris – FRANCE

Ipek Artüz

Istanbul Moda Akademi TURKEY

Isabel Cantista

Universidade Lusíada – Porto – PORTUGAL

Jacob Ostberg

Business School – Stockholm University – SWEDEN

Joanne Roberts

Winchester School of Arts – University of Southampton – UK

Jonathan Faiers

Winchester School of Arts – University of Southampton – UK

Marco Pedroni

UNICATT – Milan – ITALY

Paloma Diaz Soloaga

Universidad Complutense -Madrid – SPAIN

Paul Yuille

Center for Sustainable Fashion – London College of Fashion
University of Arts – UK

Rui Miguel

UBI – Universidade Beira Interior – PORTUGAL

Swati Maskeri

Shrishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology – Bangalore – INDIA

Teresa Sádaba

ISEM Fashion Business School – Madrid – Univ. Navarra – SPAIN

Organising Committee

Paula von Wachenfeldt

Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University

Emma Lindblad

Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University

Ulrika Kyaga

Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University

Dominique Jacomet

Institut Français de la Mode, France

Isabel Cantista

Universidade Lusíada do Porto, Portugal