Our final programme can be downloaded in complete here (1.14MB PDF). Easily viewable on your electronic devices!

Keynote: Paolo Volonté

[Coffee & Tea]

Where are we now?:Situating styling as professional creative practice

Styling and stigma: Shifting attitudes to the role of the fashion stylist
Philip Clarke
Programme Leader Fashion Communication and Styling, Middlesex University

Viktor & Rolf: Styling as performance
Michal Lynn Shumate
M.A. Candidate, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Loud and clear: The influence of styling on the perception and use of hearing aids
Tom Stables
Research associate, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art


Rebel, Rebel: Styling Nonconformity

From catwalk to ‘Slutwalk’: Meadham Kirchhoff, styling and parodic femininity
Morna Laing
Ph.D. Candidate and Associate Lecturer in Cultural and Historical studies, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Styling, sub cultures and fashion iconography: The romantic rebels of Hedi Slimane
Rachel Newsome
Lecturer in Fashion Styling & Image Making, The University Of Salford

A mess of eyeliner and spraypaint: Identity through styling in Manic Street Preachers fandom
Claire Biddles
Independent Artist

[Coffee & Tea]

Changes: Styling Mutable Identities

Styling female working-class identities in Bolton and Oldham, Lancashire 1939 to 1945
Alison Slater
Lecturer in Design History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Turbans to Tam-o’-shanters: The evolving style identity of a fashion editor turned Laird’s wife
Georgina Ripley
Curator, Modern and Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, National Museums Scotland

Redefining tradition in India: Styling the image and identity
Banhi Jha
Professor, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India

[Evening Reception]

FRIDAY, 25 April 2014
Keynote: Juliet Kinchin

[Coffee & Tea]

Oh, You Pretty Things: Styling Aesthetics and Historical Narratives

A Fop! A Fribble! Style as caricature in eighteenth-century England
Jade Halbert
Independent Dress Historian and Stylist

Styling Austen, Austen style; Pride and Prejudice on the catwalk
Lindsey Holmes
Costume Designer, Costumier-Saurus

‘Life seen from the furnishing point of view’: George Eliot and Owen Jones
Ailsa Boyd
Literature, Art and Design Historian, University of Glasgow


Golden Years: Styling Luxury and Commerce in the Early-to-mid 20th century

“An object lesson in decoration”: Interior display at Wanamaker’s department store
Emily Orr
Ph.D. Candidate, Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum

More than window dressing: The reinvention of fashionable London 1945-51
Bethan Bide
Ph.D. Student, Royal Holloway, University of London

(Re)styling the West End: Interiors, gender and luxury in the Regent Palace Hotel, 1915-35
Lyanne Holcombe
Lecturer, Critical Studies in Fashion and Textiles at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

[Coffee & Tea]

Modern Love: Styling Modern and Postmodern Architecture

Ad/dress. Singularity, simultaneity, and the construction of aesthetic continuity
Matina Kousidi
Postdoctoral Scholar, Humboldt University of Berlin – Dessau Institute of Architecture

Arthur Bliss: Stylist in space and sound
Sam Ellis
Senior Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University

Ship shapes: The styling and naval architectural design of ferries and cruise ships by Knud E. Hansen A/S 1960-1975
Bruce Peter
Lecturer in Design History, Glasgow School of Art


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