Exploring Fashion Capitals in the Long Twentieth Century 2


Provisional Programme:

9:30–10:00 Coffee

10:00–11:00 Provocation

David Gilbert (Royal Holloway) and Patrizia Casadei (University of Trento and Florence) “Unpicking the Fashion City: Single Urban Formation or a Multiplicity of Types and Trajectories”

11:00–12:15 Session C: Intermediaries and Events

Pierre-Yves Donzé (Osaka University) “Tokyo and the Birth of Modern Fashion in Japan (1945-1990)"
Taylor Brydges (University of Bern) “The Rise and Fall of Toronto Fashion Week”
Mariangela Lavanga & Lilia Sacco (both Erasmus University Rotterdam) “Placing the Amsterdam Fashion Week in the Career Path of Fashion Designers”

12:15–13:15 Lunch

13:15–14:30 Session D: The Politics and Path Dependence of Fashion

Sonnet Stanfill (Victoria & Albert Museum) “Florence: Fashion, Diplomacy and the Creation of a Fashion Capital”
Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas (London College of Fashion) “Shanghai’s Fashion Evolution: The Past, Present and Future of a Transglobal Fashion Capital”
Anouk Douvenvoorden & Rachel Pownall (both Maastricht University) “Cultural and Creative Industries in Peripheral Areas: A Study of the South / Limburg Area”

14:30-15:00 Break

15:00–16:00 Session E: Fashion Capitals and Industry

Moderator: Susan Vegter (STUDIOVEGTER)
Speakers: TBC

16:00–17:00 Closing Panel Session

Moderators: Ben Wubs and Alice Janssens (both Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Panel Speakers: David Gilbert (Royal Holloway), Pierre-Yves Donzé (Osaka University), Mariangela Lavanga (Erasmus University Rotterdam) & Elisabetta Merlo (Università Bocconi)