Call For Submissions / Issue 5

Call for Submissions

Publication: BIAS Journal of Dress Practice Type of publication: Academic Journal Theme: Fashion and Celebration
Deadline: January 22, 2017

BIAS Journal of Dress Practice is a yearly publication edited by The Dress Practice Collective, a student-run organization at Parsons the New School for Design. The DPC aims to join elements of visual culture, fashion theory, design studies and personal practice through academic and creative inquiry across various media. We are seeking academic and journalistic writing, interviews, non-fiction narratives, artwork, photography and projects based on design practice for the fifth issue of BIAS to be published in Spring 2017. Submissions are open to students, recent graduates and practitioners affiliated (or not) with any institution.

BIAS Journal of Dress Practice Issue 5: Fashion + Celebration

The theme this year will explore the idea of fashion as a form of celebration of culture, ethnicity, gender, race and any other aspects of individual or group identity. Can fashion be used as a means of celebrating individuality and uniqueness, or is it too embedded in structures of power to do so?

We invite contributors to address the following questions:

  • Is fashion a space for celebration?
  • How do fashion and the celebration of individuality intersect?
  • How can fashion be used to celebrate identities within power structures which sublimate them?

Written submissions must be 1,200 words or less and photography and other images sent at 300-600 dpi. Please send submissions by January 22nd, 2017 via e-mail to

Notice of acceptance/request for revisions: End of January
For any questions, please contact


Call for submissions


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