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Valencia, (Spain) -- Fashions, Communication and Society

On November 13, more than a hundred professionals in the fields of fashion and the media took part in the 25th conference organized by the COSO Foundation, under the title “Fashions, Communication and Society.”

The conference, held at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, began with two talks entitled “The Image of Fashion” and “Creating Fashion, Creating Culture,” given by Marcea Castillo, a philologist, and Monica Codina, a professor of public communication at the University of Navarre. Pepa Ortiz, director of the International Fair of Children’s Fashions, spoke on “Fashion as a Driving Force in the Economy.” Finally, Jose Luis Cañas spoke on “Fashion Addictions.”

The first round table, entitled “The media, the other showcase of fashion,” was conducted by the persons in charge of fashion for the magazine Elle (Marta Barcia), and for the newspapers El Pais (Roger Salas) and Las Provincias (Mara Calabuig).

The second round table was made up of the designers, Lorenzo Caprile, Presen Rodrigue, Alejandro Saez de la Torre, and Alex Vidal, who discussed the relationship between creators of fashion and the media.

Romana, No. 39, July-December 2004, p. 260-261.