In September 2010 the British Fashion Council claimed that the fashion industry’s value to the UK economy amounted to a staggering £37Billion, similar in size to the food and drink industry! Furthermore, it continued with an accompanying statistic that the fashion sector employs in excess of 816,000 people, confirming it as the largest employer of all creative industries in the UK. The importance of this industry is no less important across the globe, with figures in estimated to reach 1781billion(dollars) in terms of total global sales by 2010 and an estimate of 26million people employed in the clothing sector worldwide (Defra,2007). These are large numbers by anyone’s standards and yet the overall tenor of the British Fashion Council report is one attempting to justify this industry’s importance.
This is a call for contributions to a workshop exploring the rich and broad potential of fashion and fashioning management. We are clear that fashion studies is not only about ‘frocks’ – it possesses a potential that exceeds the arts - and it is necessary that we now appreciate this value. We would like to encourage contributions from a variety of areas such as, accounting, aesthetics, anthropology, cosmetic science, creativity, marketing, media studies, organization studies, sociology, tourism etc – we see relevance in all of these areas.
The submission deadline is over.
Please click HERE to see the workshop programme.
The workshop will start on Monday 25th June 2012 at 9am and is scheduled to end at approximately 5 pm on the following day (Tuesday 26th June 2012).
Cancellations made before June 5, 2012 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
ADMINISTRATIONMs. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29