31 October - 1 November 2018
A Discourse on Fashion, Design & Sustainability
Centre for Sustainable Fashion is proud to announce it will be hosting
the 6th edition of the Global Fashion Conference, taking place at
University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion on the 31st
October and 1st November 2018, with the aim of stimulating the
international debate around fashion, design and sustainability through
the lens of design thinking and practice, and coinciding with the
celebration of CSFs 10th anniversary.
We humans have always fashioned protection and adornment for our bodies
from the world around us. Beyond this, the activities and artefacts of
fashion act as a barometer of our lives and lifestyles.Today the
activity of shielding and embellishing the body is apersonal processas
well as aglobal industry with powerful ramifications for the ecological
and social world in which we live.
In this conference, the first to exclusively examine this area, we
invite you to explore the dynamics, challenges and propositions of
fashion and sustainability through the lens of design thinking and
practice. That is, we ask you to examine Whats Going On? in this
emerging field of study. The conference theme should be understood in
the broadest of terms, encouraging a diverse range of submissions
addressing design and sustainability research in the context of fashion
and its systems from a variety of philosophical angles and
methodological approaches. Submissions should align with at least one of
the conference themes ofPower, Nature, Culture or Society.
With a multi-disciplinary approach the two-day conference will be the
leading international discussion forum for academics, entrepreneurs,
designers, professionals and business representatives on the topics of
CALL FOR PAPERS Whats Going On?
The Organising Committee invites you to participate by sharing your
research and/or innovative projects. All submissions must be original,
unpublished work. They can include long and short papers, interactive
sessions, special sessions, photography, film, performance and other
modes of investigation and representation that can be accommodated
within the space and time of the conference.
All proposals will be submitted to blind peer review and different forms
of publication will be given to the ones accepted.
DEADLINE for submission of abstracts: 31st March 2018
For more information and to download the call for papers please visit
the conference website: