Monday, 24 May 2010

Global Fashion: Creative and Innovative Contexts

International Conference
CEPESE – Centro de Estudos em Economia, População e Sociedade Universidade do Porto

Call for papers

Fashion is a phenomenon that crosses cultural and social contexts and, nowadays, it is a truly global economic activity.

Human beings need something new: it is at the same time an outer stimulus and an inner will to move forward, to make things happen and to be dazzled. Only the human being can create and needs fashion.

Creativity and innovation have always been present since the birth of fashion and intersect several sectors of activity: industries, handicraft and services.

Due to its global relevance, we believe it is important to invite researchers and professionals to meet and exchange their knowledge and experience on the field of Fashion.
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CEPESE, Centre of Research on Economics, Population and Society, promotes the 1st International Conference on Fashion, in Portugal, dedicated to the subject:

Global Fashion: Innovative and Creative Contexts

In this congress, fashion will be approached in a multidisciplinary way. We aim at addressing four major themes, from social sciences and humanities:

- The Business of Fashion
- Culture and Fashion
- Architecture, Design, Art and Fashion
- Fashion in History and Literature

Date: November 11th and 12 th, 2010

Place: Porto

We welcome all presentations addressing the four main themes of the Conference with a focus on creativity and innovation.

Suggestion of topics to be explored:

• Values and Fashion
• Creativity – Between Man and Machine
• Urban Design and Fashion Cities
• Fashion in Social Contexts
• Fashion, Styles and Identity
• Fashion Management
• Human Rights and Fashion
• The building(s) of fashion brands
• Interior Design – How fashionable may it be?
• Ethical fashion
• Fashion and sustainability
• Fashion and new technologies
• Luxury Brands – democratization versus new elitism?
• Fashion Design: creation and expression
• Social networks and fashion industry
• Brand – the management of creativity in Fashion
• Cool-hunting: urban contexts and new aesthetical proposals
• Fashion and consumption: quantitative methods
• Fashion: authors from Far West to Far East
• Masculinity and Femininity
• Body and Fashion Expressions
• Fashion as an identity card
• Jewels and accessories from Antiquity to the 21st century
• Fashion History
• Fashion in Literature


All the presentations will go through a selection procedure which will be the responsibility of the Scientific Committee of the Conference.
The presentations will be evaluated through a double blind review process. The selection will be made according to the publication rules of major academic journals, preserving the independence of various points of view.
The acceptance of the research means that at least one of the authors must attend the Congress and make its’ presentation.

The formal publication rules are those of all International Academic Publications and Journals.
To be published, your communication must meet the following publication requirements:

The submission should be 30 pages (max) long

The paper can be written in English, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese
Name of authors and co-authors on the front page
University address, telephone number and e-mail address on the front page
Title and content starting from the second page
Font Times New Roman 12
Space 1.5
Margins 2.5 cm (top, bottom, right, left)

Immediately after the title, abstract in English and (optional) in your local language

Bibliography at the end of the paper (use academic format for references)

Use also academic format for formulas, figures and tables

Appendixes after the bibliography
Once received, your communication will be reviewed by 2 anonymous readers, who are professors with high academic standards in one of the four main topics of the Conference.
Outstanding quality papers will be published in a book. All papers presented will be recommended to publication to International Academic Journals linked to ISI-Web of Knowledge.
July, 15th 2010
Submission of abstracts by e-mail:
Abstracts must be written in one of the Languages of the Congress, which will be used in the full paper and in English. The abstract should have a maximum of 2 pages (if abstracts include images, or drawings) or 500 words (Font Times New Roman, 12; Space: 1.5).

In any case the abstract should clearly include:

Findings/Practical Implications/Theory building
September, 8th 2010
Papers acceptance, Reviewers’ comments back to Authors
October, 16th 2010
Final papers sent to e-mail:
See guidelines above
October, 29th 2010
Diffusion of final programme
November, 11th, 12th November 2010
International Conference on Global Fashion: Creative and Innovative Contexts

Should you need any additional information:
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at
Or at the following numbers:
Tel : +351 22 607 37 70
Fax : +351 22 607 37 78

Organizational Committee

Registration fee

Researchers and academics 150 €
Professionals 200 €
Students 30 €

The fee comprehends lunches, coffee-breaks and documentation.

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