Past, Present and Future of Luxury

11 to 14 May 2017

At the School of Fashion, Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada
“Nouveau Reach. Past, Present and Future of Luxury” is the Canadian response to the question of what is luxury. Co-organized by Brock University and The School of Fashion at Ryerson University, this project brings together national and international specialists working and researching in the luxury sector to share insights and build relationships in order to strengthen Canadian research and industry practices.
The objective of “Nouveau Reach” is to: 1) create opportunities for scholars to promote Canadian economic growth; 2) enhance humanities research by bringing to light new areas related to Canadian industry interests and needs; 3) create a forum for a lasting partnership between researchers, makers, and industry specialists via regular meetings that will benefit researchers and professionals at all levels.
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ABOUT NOUVEAU REACH

“Nouveau Reach. Past, Present and Future of Luxury” is a four-day conference, bringing together over thirty national and international luxury scholars and professionals to share the latest in research and practices. Given the quickly evolving global luxury market, leading figures will address the question “What knowledge will Canada need in order to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?”
The recent influx of luxury retailers and brands into the Canadian market demonstrates confidence in high-income and “aspirational” shoppers to support increased luxury offerings, despite a worldwide slowing of the market. During the four-day conference, we will explore what distinguishes the Canadian luxury marketplace from its global counterparts by asking what is “Canadian luxury” and does it support or refute national and international images of Canada?
Schedule

Plenary Speakers

Jonathan Faiers, University of Southampton, Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption
Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick, Co-author, Luxury. A Rich History
Jana Scholze, Kingston University London, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
John Armitage, University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art

 

M.C. Baumstark, University of Montana Western, Art History

 

Keren Ben-Horin, Fashion Institute of Technology, Textile Development and Marketing

 

Shaun Borstrock, University of Hertfordshire, School of Creative Design

 

Jörn Henning Bühring, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

 

Sarah C Byrd, Fashion Institute of Technology, Graduate Studies & Center for Continuing and Professional Studies

 

April Calahan, Fashion Institute of Technology, Special Collections and History of Art

 

Jean-Yves Durand, Center for Research in Anthropology, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal)

 

Mark Featherstone, Keele University, Sociology

 

Li-Fang, Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée, Urban Studies

 

Kathryn Franklin, York University, Humanities

 

Rebecca Halliday, Ryerson University and York University, Communication and Culture Program
Susan Ingram, York University, Humanities

 

Annamma Joy, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Management

 

Rebecca J. Kelly, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

 

Ya’ara Keydar, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

 

Bona Kim, Mount Saint Vincent University, Tourism & Hospitality Management

 

Riley Kucheran, Ryerson University and York University, Communication and Culture Program

 

Curt Lund, Hamline University, Digital Media Arts

 

Veronica Manlow, Brooklyn College, Business Management

 

Ingrid Mida, Ryerson University, School of Fashion

 

Esterina Nervino, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English

 

Mark O’Connell, Seneca College for Applied Arts and Technology, Fashion Studies

 

Marie O’Mahony, OCAD University, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ron Ott, University of Minnesota, College of Design – Design, Housing, and Apparel

 

Mario Paris, Politecnico di Milano, Urb&Com LAB, Dipartimento Architettura e Studi Urbani

 

Sage Paul, Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator

 

Julia Polyck-O’Neill, Brock University, Interdisciplinary Humanities Program

 

Sophie Ratcliff, OCAD University, Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories

 

Joanne Roberts, University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art

 

Bahar Saghaei, Diba Co.

 

Malcolm Sanger, University of Toronto, Anthropology

 

Thomaï Serdari, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

 

Soraya Thompson, Warwick Business School

 

Cristina Vignone, Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Archives

 

Nathaniel Weiner, Ryerson University and York University, Communication and Culture Program

Speaker Bios Coming Soon

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Jessica Clark, History, Brock University
Nigel Lezama, Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Brock University

Alison Matthews David, The School of Fashion, Ryerson University

Robert Ott, The School of Fashion, Ryerson University

Jessica Clark

Nigel Lezama