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Newsletter #1, October 2012

It is a true pleasure to send you the first edition of our quarterly Europeana Fashion newsletter.

Below you will find more information and the latest updates on the Europeana Fashion project as well as a selection of interesting news items from the fashion industry and fashion heritage sector.
Visit us online and let us know your thoughts. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

The Europeana Fashion Team

Introducing Europeana Fashion

Do you want to discover more about Europeana Fashion? 

Our latest YouTube video tells you what Europeana Fashion is all about and introduces you to all our partners.

The importance of Fashion Heritage

Fashion is really a strange topic: we have dressed up every day, from the beginning of human history, but we needed thousands years to understand its artistic value.
Nowadays it is quite usual to see Fashion and Contemporary art walking together in innovative exhibitions.
But it was something quite shocking and totally new in 1997 when Germano Celant, art curator, organized the first Biennale di Firenze dedicated to “Art and Fashion” and their relationship from the beginning of the last century. One of his most interesting critical reflections, following the Biennale, was that they serve in more than a way each other purposes as both are dealing with creativity: while Fashion gets inspired with Art, Art learns the reproducibility from Fashion.

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Fashion and the Moving Images: EUscreen's Fashion exhibition online

EUscreen, the online portal to Europe’s television history, recently launched a range of online exhibitions, among which a fashion and trends exhibition. To find out more, Europeana Fashion spoke with Dr. Dana Mustata who worked on the fashion and trends exhibition on EUscreen.

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Blue Jeans at the Centraal Museum Utrecht

Europeana Fashion project partner Centraal Museum in Utrecht is one of the Netherland's leading art institutions hosting an impressive dress collection. Ninke Bloemberg, Fashion Curator, and Ykje Wildenborg, Project Coordinator Fashion & Costume department, give a little insight in the museum's upcoming Blue Jeans exhibition.

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Europeana Fashion at Costume Colloquium

From 8 November until 11 November 2012,  the third edition of Costume Colloquium will be hosted in Florence, Italy. 

In this edition, titled Past Dress – Future Fashion, the complex relationship between fashion and time will take center stage, bringing together museum professionals, academics and designers from all over the world. Among them are Europeanea Fashion partner, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the associate partner, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. And of course also our communication manager, Alessandra Arezzi Boza, that will present the Europeana Fashion project during a dedicated session.

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Europeana Fashion in the New York Times/International Herald Tribune

Europeana Fashion made it into the New York Times! 

The article discusses the 10 year anniversary of Europeana Fashion partner MoMu Fashion Museum of Antwerp and mentions Europeana Fashion as part of the museum's future ambitions.

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Visit Europeana Fashion on social media

We are working very hard to get the Europeana Fashion portal ready by May 2013, but until that time you can already find Europeana Fashion on various social media.
We invite you to read our blog on, where we will keep you informed on all the latest developments of the project and we will present our project partners and the outstanding collections they will contribute to the Europeana Fashion portal. Next to our blog, you will also find a comprehensive overview of fashion-related events around the world, such as exhibitions, conferences and fashion weeks.
Check also our Europeana Fashion FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter channels, where we treat you to a daily dose of fashion content from the fashion industry and the fashion GLAMs community.
Also find Europeana Fashion on  FlickrYouTubeDelicious and  LinkedIn.

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Follow Europeana Fashion partner Catwalk Pictures on Facebook and explore the runways from this September's fashion weeks

BBCRadio4 talks tights, fashion and technology with London College of Fashion’s Sandy Black and fashion writer Julia Robso

Can fashion design be distinctly cultural? The Financial Times explores what constitutes American fashion design

Diane Von Furstenberg leads the way in fashion and technology with the Google Glass Project

What do Wikipedia and cultural heritage have to do with each other? Find out at the upcoming GLAM-WIKI Conference.

Fashion Projects talks exhibition design: does fashion in the museum become art?

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