Call for Papers

Luxury Studies: The In Pursuit of Luxury Journal Call for Papers for the Special Issue in collaboration with Luxury Plus Summit

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Luxury Studies; In Pursuit of Luxury Journal

Call for Papers

Crises fascinate human beings; and since early 2019 crises at almost every level have not
been difficult to find.


The Covid pandemic has altered irreversibly the way we interact at every level: how we
socialise, work, consume goods. The war in Ukraine, has added an extra layer of challenges
on a humanitarian, global food supply, economic and environmental level. Sustainability, a
word never heard in a luxury industry conference a decade ago, is now centre-stage in
contemporary discourse. European regulators have declared war on fast fashion forcing a
rethink of the throwaway culture that has dominated the 21 st century clothing industry and
promising to reshape supply chains that reach deeply into Asia. Technology has opened up
new fronts of change too. Synthetic diamonds and leather have entered the luxury world
creating new tensions between natural and artificial, as part of the race for environmental
salvation.


Where does all this leave luxury and the industry that supports it? Can the brands be trusted
to self-regulate? Are the industry’s green claims trustworthy? How do we adapt, both
psychologically and behaviourally, to these changes? Is the education industry preparing the
next generation for this tough new world or is it stuck in its old habits? Ultimately, has the
very notion of “luxury” itself changed?


At the 2022 Luxury Plus Summit in London, we sought to reveal through collective
investigation the new frontiers of luxury. Bringing together policy-makers, designers, CEOs,
academics and activists we opened the doors to a cross-disciplinary conversation never
encountered before at a luxury Summit level. The synthesis of the collective voices has
yielded an amazingly rich dialogue.


It is therefore with great pleasure that we invite participants from the entire spectrum of
luxury, fashion, economics, consumer behaviour, technology, sustainability and beyond, to
submit contributions to this very special edition of the In Pursuit of Luxury Journal, due for
release in early 2023.

Submissions

We welcome contributions from scholars from all disciplines and from practitioners from all segments of luxury including but not limited to fashion, jewellery, hospitality, architecture, automotive, technology and aviation.

We are now accepting full papers (5000–7000 words) for the journal, and also welcome book, exhibition and conference reviews. These should be prepared using Intellect House Style, which is available to download from https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-editors-and-contributors. All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

All submissions should be sent via the ‘Submit’ link on the journal webpage (https://www.intellectbooks.com/luxury-studies), which will direct to the IPOL manuscript submissions system. Please contact the editors for any additional questions or information.

Call for papers deadlines

Issue 3. 2.1: Call for papers open – November 1 2022 – Special Issue – in collaboration with Luxury Plus Summit

Issue 4. 2.2 Call for papers open – Theme: Gaming

If you would like to submit a paper to Luxury Studies: The In Pursuit of Luxury Journal please follow this link
https://www.intellectbooks.com/luxury-studies

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In conversation with Richard Sudworth

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Richard Sudworth
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The Revd Dr Richard Sudworth was appointed as the new Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England in 2018.

The post resources the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England in relating to the great world faiths – nationally and internationally, as well as at a local parish level. He advises the Archbishop on his engagement with other religious communities, both nationally and internationally, resources the Archbishop and the Church of England on Inter Religious relations and develops a national strategy for mission and ministry in multi-religious contexts.

In conversation with Kresse Wesling

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Kresse Wesling
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Kresse Wesling is one half of Elvis & Kresse a circular company set up in 2005 to solve the problem of material ending up in landfill. They started with London’s decommissioned fire hose. None go to landfill anymore. They also reclaim parachute silk, auction banners, and printing blankets to name a few of the other materials. They upcycle the materials and ethically handmake them into sustainable luxury bags and accessories. 50% of their profits go to charity. To date Elvis & Kresse have rescued over 200 tons from landfill. Their workshop runs on renewable energy and they believe in ethical production and all their pieces are handmade by their craftsmen, who are all treated fairly and equally.

In Conversation with Andile Dyalvane

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In Conversation with Andile Dyalvane
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Luxury to me is always grounded in heritage and provenance. My guest on this episode evokes exactly both those qualities. Andile Dyalvane is one of South Africa’s foremost ceramic artists. Guided by a deep spiritual connection to his Xhosa ancestors, Andile’s complex, large-scale ceramic artworks are a metaphorical vessel through which he seeks to honour his cultural traditions and share his journey of healing. His medium of clay or “umhlaba” (mother earth) is, at its most fundamental, a life-affirming connection to the soil. But by providing a medium for storytelling, it is also an essential energetic link to his past, present and future.

In conversation with Adam White

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Adam White
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If you have ever travelled in a premium cabin on an aircraft it is more than likely that Adam White’s company, Factory Design has been responsible for its design. Adam is a leading product designer specialising in aircraft cabin and product design. He has worked with amongst others, Etihad, Aer Lingus, Four Seasons and Virgin Atlantic and won numerous design awards for his work.

In conversation with Bobby Martin

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Bobby Martin
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Bobby C. Martin Jr. sets the relentless standard of design and vision for Champion Design, the agency he founded, with Jennifer Kinon, in 2010. He has partnered with a wide range of clients such as Amazon, Apple, MTV and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He recently illustrated his first children’s book “Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter” (Tilbury House). In 2017, Fast Company named Bobby one of the Most Creative People in Business. Champions Design was also named one of the 30 Most Important Companies in Design in 2019.

In conversation with Casey Campbell

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Casey Campbell
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Casey Campbell is the Managing Director, North America at Gameloft one of the world’s top mobile games publishers. He focuses on connecting brands with a highly-engaged audience through mobile games and compelling rich media. He manages all Sales and Business Development activities in the U.S. & Canada. By turns disruptor and disrupted, Casey has unique insight into this dynamic and growing sector that now includes luxury brands.

In conversation with Kathryn Sargent

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Kathryn Sargent
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Kathryn Sargent started her career in the wonderful world of tailoring at Gieves & Hawkes in 1996, rising to the position of Head Cutter, the first woman to do so in the entire history of Savile Row. She founded her own tailoring house in 2012 and is the world’s only female Master Tailor. Breaking tradition, she offers tailoring for both men and women focusing on the needs of the client rather than a set house style.

In conversation with visionary women 02

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In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with visionary women 02
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This week’s episode of the IPOL Podcast is the second of our Special Visionary Women discussion panels recorded live at the IPOL conference. The panel, made up of 4 of our 8 Visionary Women have shaped our future in a creative and imaginative way, championing new ides that are both bold and empowering. Joining us are Jessica Helfand / Design Observer, Effie Kanyua / Director of Communication and PR at Hearst publications, Charlotte Keasing / Director of Corporate Affairs and International at Walpole and Alison Lloyd / Creative Director at Ally Capellino

In conversation with Roger Smith

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Roger Smith
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Roger Smith is a master craftsman. He is one of very few watchmakers who makes a watch from start to finish. He set up his studio in 2001 with an unswerving ethos to craft watches to a peerless standard of horological excellence. His journey has been one of continual discovery and he has spent the last decade exploring the future of mechanical watchmaking. This has taken him into previously unexplored territory. Today, he is working at the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking performance and he and his team are applying next generation science to what has always been regarded a traditional art form. He believes in staying true to the tradition of British watchmaking which has always been about discovery.

In conversation with Visionary Women 01

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In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Visionary Women 01
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Join Lydia Slater – Editor in Chief Harpers Bazaar, Catherine Scorey – Chief Operating Officer at All Saints and John Varvatos, Bijou Abiola – Director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at L’Oreal Luxe and the designer Maria Grachvogel for this, the first of two Special Issues of the Visionary Women Live podcasts recorded at the IPOL Conference. We discuss vision, women in business and communicating luxury.

In conversation with Raffaella Grasso

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Raffaella Grasso
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As a child Raffaella spent a lot of time watching her father preparing the embroidery, organizing all the materials for the embroiderers, making technical artworks and checking the finished work for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world. She was well prepared for the world of fashion despite this not being her initial career choice. She, however decided to join her father at the family company in 1996 and took over as MD in 2020. Her collaborations include Giorgio Armani, Etro, Versace, Valentino and Dolce Gabbana. Inspired by her father’s love of embroidery she continues to innovate in a world defined by craftsmanship. 

In conversation with Kyre Chenven

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Kyre Chenven
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In this, the final episode of season two we meet Kyre Chenven one half of the duo who set up Pretziada a creative practice on the southwest corner of Sardinia. Kyre and her partner, Ivano Atzori, work with artisans on resuscitating local craft.  Together they work symbiotically as cultural translators: writing and photographing the particularities of the island, reproposing new designs of classic pieces, producing original designs of international creatives and assisting the artisans to shape their future trajectory. They promote the heritage of a territory through words, photography and a collection of design objects made with local artisans.

In conversation with Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo
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Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo (CL-Q) is a creative entrepreneur, awarding-winning director of ‘Hertz’ (BFI Future Film Festival: Best Documentary currently on BFI Player) and writer. Operating on the axis of design, politics & film he is the director of THE ADV_™ an immersive forum, developing; empathy, insight and foresight through weaponised empathy. Christopher is also the founder of the research archive Unmaterialised™, which uses design to investigate political influences on global narratives, beliefs & systems.  

In conversation with Sonya Walger

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Sonya Walger
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Sonya Walger is an actor and author, she stared on Broadway in the original production of Frost/Nixon, and she has been in way too many films and TV series to name all of them. Here are a few, Lost, Sleeper Cell, CSI: NY, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. , FlashForwardParenthood and most recently For all Mankind where she plays an astronaut, Molly Cobb, the first woman on the moon.

In conversation with Theodore Diehl

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Theodore Diehl
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Theodore Diehl, horologist at Richard Mille. Theo has had a varied and exciting career. He was originally conservatory trained as a harpsichordist and Early music specialist and worked many years as an A&R manager and producer. In the 1990’s, he made a change to watch journalism, and worked with all the major watch magazines and newspapers including the Financial Times (UK). It was during this time that he met Richard Mille. He joined Richard’s fledgling company as one of the first three people to work there. Theo is the company spokesman, horologist and historian.

In conversation with Sacha Rose

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Sacha Rose
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Sacha is 3rd generation Rose leading Derek Rose, a leisurewear company specialized in Feel-good Living. Sacha joined in 2003 and has transformed the business into one of the UKs leading leisurewear companies. It is refreshing to speak with someone who is so open about business, his passion for technology and how his business is about more than just making money. 

In conversation with Margaret Macleod

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Margaret Macleod
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Margaret is the Sales Director for Harris Tweed Hebrides and has over 20-years experience working in textile manufacturing, retail, rural economic development, and community sustainability. As a proud Hebridean and a native Gaelic speaker, she has spent her life surrounded by the Harris Tweed Hebrides® industry which forms the backbone of the fragile island economy in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. She is now part of the team at Harris Tweed Hebrides leading the next exciting stage in the lifecycle of Scotland’s most famous handwoven woollen textile.

In conversation with Kevin Bethune

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Kevin Bethune
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Kevin Bethune – An accomplished designer and innovator, Kevin started his career as a mechanical engineer working in the world of nuclear power plants. He then turned to work in a different kind of engineering, that is design engineering. Although quite different fields the thinking is much the same. Be innovative and come up with solutions to complex problems. Since then Kevin has designed some of the most iconic Nike sneakers. Not being fulfilled designing footwear, he moved on to pursue a career in design innovation, creative thinking and ‘unlocking human potential through the creation of empathic and holistic experiences.’

In conversation with Father Andrew O’Connor & Christopher J. Berry

In Pursuit of Luxury
In Pursuit of Luxury
In conversation with Father Andrew O’Connor & Christopher J. Berry
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Father Andrew More O’Connor is a Roman Catholic Diocesan priest ordained by the Archdiocese of New York in 1996 and is currently the pastor at Saint Mary Grand on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In addition to his service of the Archdiocese, he is a visual artist and feels that church and art must go together like subject and verb, more so now because the paradigms of the sacred shift along with our lives. Andrew is also a designer and founder of Good of Conscience a non profit clothing company. 

Christopher J. Berry is Professor Emeritus (Political Theory) and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow. He works at the interface between politics, history and philosophy and has written many books and papers, on Luxury and especially on aspects of the Scottish Enlightenment.  On a wider front he has an interest in what he calls ‘the philosophical anthropology of politics’ (what it is about being human that appears to call forth a response that is labelled political).