Fashion Colloquia São Paulo   |   Dates: April 11 – 15, 2016

The Fashion Colloquia was established by 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 Français de la Mode - Paris and Parsons the New School for Design, School of Fashion, New York. The first series of colloquia took place from 2011-2013.

The objective of the colloquia was and still is to attract a rich variety of contributions from a broad selection of people - from academia, media and practice - and utilize contributions for uploading to a newly established international repository for fashion to be housed at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

In April 2016, the colloquia will be held in São Paulo, Brazil. It will be hosted by the University of São Paulo with the duration of 5 days.


Fashion education for the future: sustainable development in social, economic, environmental, cultural and geographic dimensions.

Fashion & Society

• Work;
• Migration and foreign labor;
• Women’s labor force;
• Style;
• The clothed body.

Fashion & Economy

• Fashion Business;
• International labor divisions;
• Globalization (Local production and global distribution);
• Business paradigms;
• Income;
• Economic impact in the geographic context.

Fashion & Environment

• The environmental cost;
• Legislation and standardization in the context of inspection and international certification;
• Sustainable models of growth and development in the textile industry;
• New technologies for sustainable productions;
• Natural resources in production processes.

Fashion & Culture

• Identities;
• New trends;
• Global uses and local traditions;
• Fashion’s creative industry;
• Fashion hierarchies.

Fashion & Geographical boundaries

• Production X consumption;
• New production sites and distribution models;
• Impacts generated by distribution and productive models;
• Regions unexplored by the fashion industry;
• New markets, East and West: where fashion complements itself.

Submission Guidelines for Abstract/Workshops

We will accept submissions from all people involved and acting in the fashion industry, research and education. If you are interested in presenting your ideas in just 7 minutes, send us your contribution before 20th December 2015.

Fashion Colloquia São Paulo uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed throughout the review process. Therefore, authors are not to identify themselves in the submitted abstract.

Admission to the event will be free to all participants, if you are interested in participating,
 if you are interested in submitting your abstract or participating as a listener, please send us the registration form with your information.


Registration form, click here.


All submissions must be sent to




• Deadline for abstract submission: 20th December, 2015

• Deadline for full paper submission: 30th March, 2016

• Maximum of 2,500 characters

• Keywords: Maximum of 5

• Only Abstracts/Workshops submitted in English will be considered.

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Deadline for workshop submission: 20th December, 2015.

Workshop proposals must contain the following information:

• Title

• Abstract: 150 words describing the workshop

• Format: What is the planned workshop format and length

• Participants: What is the expected number of participants

• Materials: Specify the materials needed for the workshop

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