july 2022

08julAll Day09Fashion and Evil1st Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Event Details

The devil not only has all the best music; she also wears Prada. Evil is stylish, elegant, polished, sleak. It is smart, chic, ritzy and always in vogue. Best of all, evil is fashionable. Villains have impeccable wardrobes; super-villains ooze effortless dressed-to-kill public ensembles with all the latest haute couture accessories. All around us, evil cleavage mingles with Joker-painted faces as a definitive statement on our unending fascination with evil.

Evil. Looks. Good.

The seemingly neutral act of dressing our bodies is a fertile ground for moral meaning. As something that everyone needs to do, everyone has the potential to be engaged in conversations about it. Fashion is also an accessible art form, an opportunity for any individual to express their interests, beliefs, or personality in a way that everyone who sees them will also see. As such, fashion can act as a canvas for the personal beliefs of the wearer. This has often made it a target for moral outrages — about exposed skin, about religious symbols emblazoned on t-shirts, about non-normative bodies that are already the objects of scrutiny and criticism from all directions.

The goal of this conference is to develop an interdisciplinary conversation about fashion and evil that includes elements of both fashion as an industry, and fashion as an art form. These conversations will explore elements of fashion as a lifestyle, an art form, an at times iconic cultural product as well as being a material product, an industry and an employer. We particularly welcome input from activists and organizers working at the intersection of fashion industries and humanitarian and environmental concerns.

Read more and submit your proposal here.


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july 8 (Friday) - 9 (Saturday)


Athens 2022

52, Panepistimiou 10678, Athens Greece