Call for papers

We call for submission of high quality work for CIMODE 2018, focusing on relevant, original and previously unpublished research. Submitted papers should fall into one of the six thematic areas proposed by the congress.
All accepted papers will be publishedaccording to the information published in "Instructions for authors", provided they are received within the appropriate deadline and are formatted according to the CIMODE template and author guidelines.




1.Fashion and Communication

Fashion discourses and imaginaries
Fashion discourses and the body
Visual rethorics and semiotics of fashion
Fashion as communication
Strategic communication of fashion: processes and strategies
Fashion photography: practice and representations
Cinema and beauty culture
Production and consumption.
Symbolic power and beauty
Gender differences and social power
Fashion and the new media: creativity and control
Fashion and performance
Fashion and costume in the arts and in the media

2.Fashion, Identities and Cultures

Material culture and fashion
History of fashion
Fashion, subcultures and styles
Fashion and urban spaces
Fashion and national cultures
Fashion and globalisation
Fashion, consumer practices and everyday life
Technoscience, arts and fashion
Fashion practices and youth cultures

3.Product Design

Innovative processes and materials in fashion design
Textiles as fashion value
Smart materials in fashion design
Design innovations driven by fashion
Local value in a global dimension
Service,fashion and innovation
Innovation and creativity in fashion
Fashion, design and product quality
Fashion design and delocalised production
Cross-fertilization for fashion design
Emergent areas in fashion
Fashion as a project vs fashion as a style
Self-production, new technologies and craftmanship
Functionalisation and smart finishing in fashion design
Wearables- Electronics integrated in fashion design
3D printing in textile products and fashion
Methods and strategies in design

4.Marketing and Consumption

Fashion Marketing 
The fashion market in the 21st century: threats and opportunities;
Brand communication in the present market context;
Market trends and fashion trends: convergences and divergences;
Visual merchandising
Fashion consumer behaviour
Culture of fashion and consumption
Fashion marketing strategies
Fashion retail
Future scenarios of the fashion market

5.Teaching and Education

Teaching experiences in fashion
Fashion, education and profession
Fashion design and educational system
Teaching methodologies in the design
Tools and Fashion design

6.Sustainability in Fashion and Design

Eco-design in clothing, shoes and fashion accessories
Sustainability in clothing, shoes and fashion accessories design
Sustainable fashion materials
Design and production: Business models and project strategies (social)
Innovation through sustainable fashion design
Sustainable creative industries in fashion design
Ethical fashion: strategies for sustainability and social responsability
Product-Service-System (PSS): Design for sustainability in fashion