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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.
 
 

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