Publications on fashion by Anneke Smelik in English

(voor Nederlandse artikelen: scroll naar beneden)

The NWO-funded research project Crafting Wearables presented its results in 2018:

  • Lianne Toussaint defended her dissertation Wearing Technology: When Fashion and Technology Entwine on Thursday September 6, 2018, at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Read about Lianne Toussaint’s research in Dutch: Nemo Kennislink; this article, or this one in Intermediair, or this one on technofashion.
  • Pauline van Dongen and Lianne Toussaint gave a paper on their research during the Colloquium of State of Fashion;
  • and also presented their findings at a debate chaired by Anneke Smelik, entitled Between Sensing and Making Sense.

Publications in English

 Publications in Dutch / Nederlandse artikelen van Anneke Smelik over mode

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

  1. Crafting Wearables was a research project on wearable technology, 2013-2018 (grant nr 314-99-113); together with ArtEZ Fashion Academy and Technical University Eindhoven, and private partners such as Philips and Textile Museum Tilburg. 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 (2015; grant nr 314-98-050). This short research project on cultural hybridity was done by Daniëlle Bruggeman, who published the article ‘Vlisco: Made in Holland, adorned in West Africa, (re)appropriated as Dutch design’ in Fashion, Style & Popular Culture 4 (2): 197-214.
  3. Dutch Fashion in a Globalised World was a research project on the cultural dynamics of Dutch fashion that finished in 2014 (grant nr 312-98-105). 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 the book Delft Blue to Denim Blue (see above) and in four dissertations, which can be fully downloaded: