Exploring Fashion Capitals in the Long Twentieth Century


Provisional Programme:

13:00-13:30 Coffee

13:30-13:45 Welcome and Introduction: Ben Wubs, Mariangela Lavanga & Alice Janssens (all of Erasmus University Rotterdam)

13:45-15:00 Session A: The Fashion Ecosystem

Sophie Kurkdjian (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode) “The Rise of Paris as a Fashion Capital, 1868-1945”
Mario Perugini & Elisabetta Merlo (both Università Bocconi) “The Rise and Fall of Turin as the Italian Fashion Capital (1900-1950)”
Annick Schramme (Universiteit Antwerpen) “TBC”

15:00–15:15 Break

15:15–16:30 Session B: Manufacturing Fashion

Alice Janssens (Erasmus University Rotterdam) “Making Berliner Fashion”
Bethan Bide (Middlesex University London) “‘Paris Makes Fashion, London Makes Clothes’: Using Making Processes to Map the Changing Status and Networks of London fashion After WW2”
Emanuella Scarpelini (Università degli Studi di Milano) “Milan, the Last Capital of Italian Fashion”