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 constrains processes of subjectivity, and functions as a tool for negotiating meaning. This is all very theoretical, but the great thing about fashion is that it is theory made tangible. Because it operates on and through bodies and produces (often unequal) relationships among people (as designers, garment workers, individual consumers, etc.) fashion is also deeply political.
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