This weekend, 14th and 15th October 2017, sees the first Fashion and Psychoanalysis Conference to be held at London College of Fashion.
This conference brings together psychoanalytic thinkers and fashion experts to offer fresh perspectives in fashion thinking.
Speakers will address a wide range of themes connecting fashion, clothing, style and the body to psychoanalysis, creativity and unconscious emotional life. The conference will also explore the largely neglected role of fashion in clinical and mental health settings – aiming to address the many idiosyncrasies, taboos and paradoxes involved.
The second day will be dedicated to wellbeing and mental health in the context of fashion. Through research and clinical perspectives, it will invite you to unravel two rather paradoxical phenomena: the relative absence of psychology in the fashion world and the apparent absence of fashion in the clinical encounter. The conference will end with a panel discussion on ‘Enclothed cognition’.
I will be reporting from this prestigious event so look out for that blog. In the meantime, you might be interested in the programme which is available here. To see if there are any places left, please check Eventbrite here.
Photo: Niall McInerney, Photographer. ©Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.