Publications on fashion by Anneke Smelik in English

Forthcoming

  • ‘Wearable Technology, or: Science Fashion’. In: Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (eds.),The Posthuman Glossary. London: Bloomsbury, in press 2017.
  • ‘From Hardware to ‘Softwear’: The Future Memories of Techno-Fashion’ (with Lianne Toussaint). In: Deborah Jaffé & Stephen Wilson (eds.), Memories of the Future. Bern: Peter Lang, in press 2017.

Published

  • Book: Anneke Smelik (ed.), Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, London: I.B. Tauris: 2017, 296 pp. with 141 photo’s (large format).
  • ‘Introduction: The Paradoxes of Dutch Fashion’. In: Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, London: I.B. Tauris: 2017: 1-26 (not digitally available).
  • ‘Cybercouture: The Fashionable Technology of Pauline van Dongen, Iris Van Herpen and Bart Hess’. In: Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, London: I.B. Tauris,  2017: 252-269 (not digitally available).
  • ‘Denim Goes Dutch: A Myth-in-the-Making’ (with Maaike Feitsma). In: Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, London: I.B. Tauris, 2017: 104-118 (not digitally available).
  • ‘Vivid Colours: From the Local to the Global and Back Again: Oilily, Mac&Maggie and CoraKemperman’ (with Daniëlle Bruggeman and Maaike Feitsma). In: Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, London: I.B. Tauris, 2017: 84-101 (not digitally available).
  • ‘From Mac&Maggie to CoraKemperman: Successful Co-Creation in Production and Consumption’ (with Anja Köppchen and Constantin Von Maltzahn). In: Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Contemporary Dutch Fashion, London: I.B. Tauris, 2017: 158-175 (not digitally available).
  • Material Memory in Hussein Chalayan’s Techno-Fashion’ (with Lianne Toussaint). In: Munteán, Plate & Smelik (eds.), Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture. New York & London: Routledge, 2017: 89-105. Open access.
  • Solar Fashion. An Embodied Approach to Wearable Technology’ (with Lianne Toussaint and Pauline van Dongen). International Journal of Fashion Studies, vol. 3 (2). October 2016: 287-303. Open access.
  • Book: Agnès Rocamora and Anneke Smelik (eds), Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists, London: I.B. Tauris, 2016, 316 pp.
  • Introduction to Thinking through Fashion’ (with Agnès Rocamora). In: Agnès Rocamora and Anneke Smelik (eds), Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists, London: I.B. Tauris, 2016: 1-27.
  • ‘Gilles Deleuze: Bodies-without-Organs in the Folds of Fashion’. In: Agnès Rocamora and Anneke Smelik (eds), Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists, London: I.B. Tauris, 2016: 163-185 (not digitally available).
  • Cool and Trendy: New Materialism’. Blog by Department of Cultural Studies, Culture Weekly, October 2016.
  • Book Review of Roman Meinhold, Fashion Myths. A Cultural Critique (2013). In Fashion Theory. The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, October 2016.
  • A Close Shave: The Taboo on Female Body Hair‘. Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, vol 6 (nr 2). December 2015: 233-251.
  • Jeans: from an American Icon to Dutch Denim’ (with Maaike Feitsma). In: C. Decker & A. Böger (eds). Transnational Mediations. Negotiating Popular Culture between Europe and the United States. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. American Studies: A Monograph Series, Vol 261, 2015: 73-89. 
  • Cybercouture: Transformations of Body and Identity‘. Paper in English based on lecture for The New Institute, Rotterdam, October 2015.
  • Fashioning the Fold: Multiple Becomings‘. In: Rosi Braidotti & Rick Dolphijn (eds), This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Society, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014: 35-49.
  • Cybercouture: Emotional Jeans or a Twittering Sweater. Blog by Department of Cultural Studies, Culture Weekly, October 2014.
  • Fashionable Technology. In: Mode@MOTI: Design for Debate. Breda: Museum of the Image, 2013: 54-61.
  • The Performance of Authenticity’. In: Address. Journal for Fashion Writing and Criticism, vol. 1, no 1, September 2011: 76-82.
  • Skin-deep and hair-rising. The meaning of skin and hair colour’. In: Anne van der Zwaag & Jan Brand (eds), Colour in Time. Arnhem: Terra Artez Press, 2011: 52-57.
  • Danger of Hair. In: Jan Brand & José Teunissen (eds), Fashion & Accessories. Arnhem: Terra/Artez Press, 2007: 172-177.
  • Fashion and Visual Culture‘. In: Jan Brand & José Teunissen (eds), The Power of Fashion. About Design and Meaning. Arnhem: Terra, Artez Press, 2006: 152-171.

 Publications on fashion in Dutch


Research programmes on fashion
Professor Smelik is project leader of three research programmes on fashion, all subsidised by NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research):

  1. Crafting Wearables is a research project on fashionable technology, 2013-2018; together with ArtEZ Fashion Academy and Technical University Eindhoven, and private partners such as Philips and Textile Museum Tilburg. Please read the interview in Fashion United Technologie als modevriend (in Dutch); or the short Summary or Samenvatting. See for more information the Crafting Wearables website. In Dutch: Kort televisie interview met Anneke Smelik en Pauline van Dongen over wearable technology (NPO 2, De kennis van nu, 14 mei 2015, 16.05 uur, op ong. 17 min.).
  2. KIEM project for innovation in the creative industries: Vlisco: Made in Holland, adorned in West-Africa. This short research project on cultural hybridity ran from February till September 2015. The research was done by Daniëlle Bruggeman; an article is forthcoming.
  3. Dutch Fashion in a Globalised World was a research project on the cultural dynamics of Dutch fashion that finished in 2014. It was done together with ArtEZ Fashion Academy, University of Amsterdam, Saxion University Enschede, and several private partners. Read this interview in Radboud Magazine (2014) and an interview in ELLE (2013). See earlier interviews in the Dutch press: NWO on ‘impact’ (valorisatie); NWO Experiment NL and Fashion United. Here is a short summary of the project in Dutch/English. The research programme resulted in four dissertations, which can be fully downloaded.