Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why Fashion Research?

Fashion is superficial and supercilious; or is it? All human beings wear clothes everyday because unlike other species; the skin we were born with was not sufficient. Where did humans go wrong? Why does my cat wear a beautiful fur … Continue reading

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What is Fashion Research?

I’m not sure I can add to what has already been written. For me, Fashion Research is about understanding how fashion – as in industry, a particular history, an ideology, an institution – enables the production of subjects, creates and … Continue reading

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What is Fashion Research?

Fashion Research is investigating fashion as a social, economic, political and ideological system that teaches us about the culture that creates, and is created by, this system. We examine clothing and other adornments as cultural artifacts that speak (often ambiguous) … Continue reading

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Fashioning Theory

I prefer to think of fashion as a verb. For me, fashioning is an act of manipulation, and the art of “making do.” To study fashion is to study the intersection of materiality and subjectivity. It is the making of … Continue reading

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What is Fashion Theory?

The funny thing about fashion theory is that everyone has their own take on what it is, what it means to study and research it, and what words to use to describe it . As a matter of fact, even … Continue reading

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What is fashion?

Fashion is the most popular group of girls in high school that everyone love, hate, follow, despise, and above all, want to be a part of. Fashion is salt, the indispensible ingredient that brings out the flavors in all treats … Continue reading

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Weaving things together

We have begun! This is a site to bring fashion research in the academy to a larger audience, and to facilitate discussion in an online forum.

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