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Language: Simultaneous Interpreting (Chinese/English)

Venue: Ballroom II 3/F, Onehome Art Hotel, No. 2299, Zuchongzhi Road, Zhangjiang High-tech Park, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Recteption: HOW Art Museum 1F Frontdesk 9:00  10:00

Time 2018.12.16 1000 – 1800


“The First World Symposium for Fashion. Jewellery. Accessories” will be organized and hosted by the College of Design and Innovation of Tongji University in Shanghai, in collaboration with Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (CSDMM-UPM), and L’Institut Français de la Mode (IFM Paris). It is an international symposium dedicated to the topic of fashion, jewellery and fashion artefact design.


The conference will take place on the 16th of December 2018 in Shanghai in Tongji D&I in collaboration with HOW Design Center of HOW Art Museum. It is a unique opportunity to share research and foster the scientific discussion related to the topic of Jewellery and Fashion Artefact Design.


About WoSoF

Fashion’s studies often include a discussion of garment art and design, textile technology and craftsmanship, gender theory, matriarchy, patriarchy, and more generally, what proponents describe as the social, historical, and cultural constructions of clothes from the textile perspective. Although 65% of the profits of the fashion luxury industries are made by the jewellery and accessories production, studies usually do not pay attention to the jewellery and accessories from a fashion and design perspective. Instead, they generally focus on aspects of history, old-fashioned craftsmanship and technique, and the material science. Moreover, very few studies explicitly take a contemporary theoretical and methodology (more contextual / philosophical) perspective from the art, design and fashion to research on how meaning is produced and the position of representing fashion from those artefacts (jewellery, handbags, shoes, hats, glasses and so on) on body rather than garment and textile.


WoSoF (World Symposium of Fashion. Jewellery. Accessories) therefore proposes to step into the great potential to set a program with international networks, and connect both jewellery and accessories design, and fashion’s studies and practice to fill this gap. It takes fashion’s studies as a context to look at the jewellery and accessories art design practice, history, curation and management, and see how this perspective influences and gives new meaning and possibilities to fashion and design development.


Position of WoSoF

First, the WoSoF Board and Symposium featuring cross-sector international collaboration will well set up a nodal point of the networked global society. It not only brings the quality view of study and practice, and stimulates new developments of fashion and design, but also seems to be a click for putting the partner’s reputation and impact into a wider attention for potential future collaboration. It indicates that as a phenomenon and mobility strong opinion to activate notions of contemporary fashion to this day.


Second, the WoSoF Exhibition (or activity), developing and promoting public interest, aims to reach the widest possible audience from not only the academic world, but also the creative industries, hot spots, and cities worldwide, and therefore increase the educational, cultural and social significance of contemporary fashion, to give the potential of connecting impact, supply and demand more successfully.


WoSoF Board

The knowledge and concepts to be derived from the WoSoF are expected to improve the understanding of contemporary fashion that shapes and is shaped by jewellery and fashion artefact (accessories). In order to succeed in the result of the WoSoF, the strategy has been considered from three parts: WoSoF Symposium, WoSoF Exhibition, and WoSoF Publication.


Board of Directors


Prof. SUN Jie (College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University Shanghai. Head of NoCC/ New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture )


Prof. Elizabeth Fischer (Dean of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design, HEAD – Genève)


Prof. Guillermo García-Badell (Director, Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


Ms. Marie-Pierre Gendarme (Director of Executive Education, Institut Français de la Mode / IFM Paris)





Morning Session


9:30 - 10:00 Sign In and Welcome Speech

Welcome Speech: Prof. SUN Jie


Section 1: Sustainability & New Technology 


10:00 - 10:20

Associate Prof. Jean-Marc Chauve (Institut Français de la Mode / IFM Paris)

Sneakers and Sustainability, Is It Possible to Reconcile Low Environmental Impact with High Creativity?


10:20 - 10:40

Maarten Floris Versteeg (Lecturer, Technical University Eindhoven)

Where Wearable Technology, Jewellery and Fashion Meet 


10:40 - 11:00

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Senior LecturerQueensland College of Art Griffith University)

Lessons we should Learn 


11:00 - 11:15 Refreshment Break  


11:20 - 11:40

Katharina Sand (Lecturer, PARSONS PARIS, Université The New School, NY)

Repurposing Fashion Technology Innovation for Sustainable Alternatives 


Section 2: Design, Art, Craftsmanship, Material, Culture 


11:40 - 12:00

Prof. Guillermo García-Badell (DirectorCentro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)  

From Architecture to FashionDesigning It’s All About Ideas!


12:00 - 12:20

Naomi Filmer (Senior Lecturer, The London College of Fashion, UAL)  

Fashion Artefact: Design as A Social Facilitator


12:20 - 12:40

Nichka Marobin (Art HistorianCurator)

IN TERRĀ MEDIĀ: The Hybrid Territory of Les Métissages


12:40 - 13:00 Panel Talk (Q&A) 

Moderator :  Prof. SUN Jie, Prof. Elizabeth Fischer





Afternoon Session


14:00 - 14:20

Mala Siamptani  (Visiting Lecturer,  University of the Arts London )

Can Professional Jewellery Designers Using Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) Achieve an Appropriate Level of Inter-rated Agreement When Judging A Specific Jewellery Design Creativity Task?


14:20 - 14:40

Volker Koch (Director for Product-Development and Production, STUDIO RUUGER: TRANSPARENT MFG and SILENT GOODS)

Sustainability Through Materials


14:40 - 15:00

Prof. Christine Lüdeke (Department Head for BA Jewelry and MA Design & Future Making, Pforzheim University) 

The Body Common


15:00 - 15:20

Prof. Cristina Giorcelli  (University of Rome Three) 

Accessories: Their Ontological Function as Superfluous/essential Items of Clothing, with Some Instances of Their Literary/filmic Meaning


15:20 - 15:40

Emilie Hammen (Lecturer,  Institut Français de la Mode / IFM Paris)

Accessories and the Construction of Identities in Fashion: The Case of 19th Century France 


15:40 - 15:55 Refreshment Break  


16:00 - 16:20

Prof. Elizabeth Fischer (Dean of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design, HEAD – Genève)

Jewellery and Fashion, A Cross Between the Eternal and the Ephemeral 


16:20 - 16:40

Prof. Paula Rabinowitz (University of Minnesota)

Belabouring Dress: Literature of Wear and Tear


Section 3: Curation & Management 


16:40 - 17:00

Prof. SUN Jie (College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University Shanghai, Head of New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture  (NoCC)) 

Join the Creative Parade: Jewellery and Fashion Artefacts





17:00 - 17:20

Donatella Zappieri (Luxury Goods Strategic Consultant; Director of Master in Luxury Marketing and Fashion Management ExecutiveCréa Genève) 

Jewellery and Fashion: Their Intrinsic Bond Through Art, Design and Savoir-faire


17:20 - 17:40

Associate Prof. Hector Navarro (Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. CSDMM-UPM)

Fashion and Museography: The Diffusion from the Academic Field


17:40 - 18:00 Panel Talk (Q&A)

Moderator: Prof. SUN Jie, Prof. Guillermo García-Badell

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