CALL FOR PAPERS
The First International Symposium for Creative Pattern Cutting symposium will examine creative pattern cutting within contemporary fashion and it aims to provide a platform for pattern cutters, fashion designers, students, and educators to explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting.
What are the cost implications of creative pattern cutting?
Is the craft of creative pattern cutting ever mastered?
Does the pattern cutter ever stop learning?
Is the knowledge and practical experience of traditional
processes and hand skills in creative pattern cutting
still relevant in fashion in the context of technological and
How are inconsistency, mistake and spontaneity
emphasized in the development of creative patterns?
Is creative pattern cutting a luxury only practiced in designer
led fashion, what place does it have within the high street?
How can the fashion industry generate ingenious and
imaginative pattern cutting at mass market prices?
What is the role of creative pattern cutting in higher education
How can the fashion industry promote pattern cutting as a career
and give it creative integrity and allure?
How can practical experiences of traditional and emerging
processes in creative pattern cutting be successfully documented
How can the fashion industry and fashion education promote
pattern cutting as a career that has real creative integrity and allure?
In what ways does the creative pattern cutter break rules?
Selected papers will be published in a special edition in The International
Journal of Fashion Design,
Technology and Education, Volume 6, Issue 2, published in July 2013, guest edited by Kevin Almond.
Abstract (150 words) and authors bio (100 words): 1 April 2012
(Abstract and bio should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Notification for acceptance: 1 June 2012
Full paper (4 - 5000 words) submission: 1 Sept 2012
Reviewers feedback for symposium: 1 Jan 2013
Early bird registration: 1 June 1October 2013
Registration closes: 18 Jan 2013
Symposium: 6 and 7 Feb 2013
Hosting University: University of Huddersfield, UK
Organisers: Kevin Almond and Kathryn Brennand
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