Call for Host 5th NWFashionConference 2018

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The fifth NWFashionConference (NWFC) is scheduled for the autumn of 2018. The NWFC Steering Committee is looking for a partner to host this next edition.

The NWFC was established to end the stubbornly persistent euro- and ethnocentric underpinnings of dominant fashion discourse and to construct alternative narratives. The NWFC stimulates critical reflection on fashion developments and histories.

Conferences are high quality, innovative, dynamic, flexible and multicultural. Participation from diverse practitioners as well as academics and curators is not just welcome, but indispensable.

The NWFC encourages hosts from anywhere in the world.  Hosts may be university departments, museums, fashion or art schools, fashion events, fashion publications or fashion film festivals.

The conference is developed in partnership with the NWFC Steering Committee. If you are interested in hosting the 5th edition of the NWFC, please go to the website ( for the application form, background, guidelines and timeframe. 

Please fill in and send the application form to the Steering Committee Chairperson, Angela Jansen ( Applications will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

Deadline for submission of forms: 1 June 2017.


Steering Committee

Maria Angela Jansen, Chairperson
Independent Scholar,
Brussels, Belgium

Sarah Cheang, Treasurer
Royal College of Art
London, UK

Sandra Niessen, Secretary
Freelance Anthropologist,

Leslie Rabine
University of California, Davis

Jennifer Craik
QUT University
Brisbane, Australia

Toby Slade
University of Tokyo

Christine Tsui
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Erica de Greef
University of Johannesburg