Research and Knowledge Exchange
Fashion Cultures focuses on fashion in an expanded field of cultural activity, across cultures and over time. A particular concern is fashion’s potential as an agent of change and its role in promoting social and environmental justice. Fashion, dress, and clothing cultures, as such, are conceived as fluid, tools of intervention, disruption, performance, activism, or community engagement and examined in relation to issues of class, identity formation, decolonization, diversity, and inclusion. Research topics include everyday dress, memory and dress, textiles heritage and manufacture, fashion and health, the body and garment fit, consumption and behaviour change, costume and performance, slow fashion, craft and global fashion.