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The 'emergence and exchange’ of fashion.
The series of fashion colloquia will explore how fashion is produced and consumed, drawing attention to practices of manufacture and entrepreneurship.
The Producing Fashion: Made in Vietnam fashion colloquia in Ho Chi Minh City is a gathering of new entrepreneurs, local practitioners, government agencies, artists, craftspeople, academia postgraduates, researchers and others who will explore how fashion is produced and consumed and will draw attention to practices of manufacture and entrepreneurship.
Over the last 25 years, the global distribution of production for clothing, textiles and footwear industries has shifted considerably, with new making economies emerging. We invite conversations and presentations about making economies such as Vietnam, and are seeking different perspectives from local and global networks.
Fashion Colloquia series
The Fashion Colloquia series originated through a core network of four institutions, connected by their residence and involvement in the four big 'Fashion weeks' across the globe. These institutions were the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London; Domus Academy, Milan; Institute Francais de la Mode, Paris; and Parsons The New School for Design, School of Fashion, New York.
Members of this core network used the occurrence of the fashion weeks to organise a series of colloquia taking place from 2011 to 2013. Their aim was to employ fashion week as a catalyst to challenge understandings regarding the value of fashion across the globe. A rich variety of contributions (from academia, media and practice) have contributed to these colloquia events and many of these have now been uploaded to the international repository for fashion housed at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London.
Our second series of fashion colloquia focuses on the core theme of ‘emergence’ and how fashion as a global phenomenon generates huge interest from across multiple sectors of society and industry.