Fashion Colloquia 2020 by ARCH College
An International Research Conference hosted and organized by ARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur, India from 26th to 30th January 2020 on the globally relevant theme of ‘Responsible’ design:
STORIES OF CHANGE…
OUR SHARED FUTURE!
The Fashion Colloquia series originated through a core network of 4 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. As a result, members of this core network used the occurrence of the fashion weeks to organise a series of colloquia to take place from 2011-2013. Their aim was to employ the fashion weeks as a catalyst to challenge understandings regarding the value of fashion across the globe.
Second series of Fashion Colloquia focused on the core theme of ‘Emergence’ and how fashion as a global phenomenon generates huge interest from across multiple sectors of society and industry. They addressed a variety of topics, including: New Luxury (Arnhem, May 2018), Local Production (Ho Chi Min, July 2016); Sustainable Development in Social, Economic, Environmental, Cultural and Geographic Dimensions (Sao Paulo, April 2016); The future of the Fashion Weeks (Milan, September 2015).
Fashion Colloquium 2020, will formally launch the Third series of Fashion Colloquia recognizing the importance of a ‘Responsible’ future. It will be hosted by the ARCH College of Design & Business in Jaipur. Following these forerunning events, the Fashion Colloquia in Jaipur will bring forward themes with particular relevance to the specific location. It will allow varied different sets of contributions to be added and explored, within a responsible and interdisciplinary frame and context in order to invest in a shared & sustainable future for fashion.