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Decentralizing Fashion

fashion research symposium

azzedine alaïa foundation

  • decentralizing fashion magazine

  • decentralizing fashion magazine

"Decentralizing Fashion" is published in correspondence with the inaugural Fashion Research Symposium. Co-organized by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and International Library of Fashion Research, the symposium is a two-day event for fashion research,  knowledge-sharing and critical discourse. The theme for 2022 is "Decentralizing Fashion", and it builds on the research project "Norwegian Fashion: Cultural Production and Aesthetic Mediational Practices." 

"Decentralizing Fashion"considers fashion practice in the comparatively small creative ecosystems that exist around the world. It opens up a dialogue on concentration and dispersion, on center and periphery of fashion. How can places other than the established "fashion capitals" be central in artistic or creative development? Could fashion thrive in unlikely localities? Can fashion exist anywhere?

Will participate to this event Elise By Olsen, Founder and Director of International Library of Fashion Research, Else Skålvoll Thorenfeldt, Head of communications, International Library of Fashion Research, Marco Pecorari, Director MA Fashion Studies, The New School Parsons in Paris and Olivier Saillard, Director of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation. 

"Decentralizing fashion" with Else Skålvoll Thorenfeldt, Elise By Olsen and Marco Pecorari