++ artdeslib ++ Dear all Announcing the Call for Papers for the forthcoming 'First International Symposium for Creative Pattern Cutting' Location: University of Huddersfield, UK Date: 6th - 7th February 2013 Deadline for all submitted abstracts is Sunday 1st April 2012. This 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. Themes: * 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 digital development? * 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 fashion courses? * 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 and promoted? * 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. Important dates: * Abstract (150 words) and authors' bio (100 words): 1 April 2012 (Abstract and bio should be submitted to [log in to unmask]) * Notification for acceptance: 1 June 2012 * Full paper (4 - 5000 words) submission: 1 Sept 2012 * Reviewer's feedback for symposium: 1 Jan 2013 * Early bird registration: 1 June - 1 October 2012 * Registration closes: 18 Jan 2013 * Symposium: 6 and 7 Feb 2013 Hosting University: University of Huddersfield, UK CALL FOR PAPERS The First International Symposium for Creative Pattern Cutting Creative Cut Organisers: Kevin Almond and Kathryn Brennand Contact: [log in to unmask] Website: www.hud.ac.uk/cricp/events/headline,36840,en.php Please do forward this information to anyone else in your network who may be interested to send an abstract, attend or participate. ________________________________ --- This transmission is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you receive it in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail and remove it from your system. If the content of this e-mail does not relate to the business of the University of Huddersfield, then we do not endorse it and will accept no liability.