An essential new book providing a comprehensive look at aspects of fashion has been edited by a host of leading LCF academics. LCF’s Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology and member of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Sandy Black, Professor of Dress History and Curatorship Amy De La Haye, and reader in social and cultural studies Agnès Rocamora, have edited this interdisciplinary text which pushes forward the boundaries of fashion studies.
The Handbook of Fashion Studies, published by Bloomsbury this October, looks at seven key areas: Fashion, Identity and Difference; Spaces of Fashion; Fashion and Materiality; Fashion, Agency and Policy; Science, Technology and New fashion; Fashion and Time; and Sustainable Fashion in a Globalised world.
Several essays by LCF staff are included in the publication alongside the editors’ essays, including pieces by joint LCF and V&A Research Fellow Donatella Barbieri, reader in sustainable fashion Kate Fletcher, Katherine Appleford who did her PhD at LCF, and Director of Doctoral programmes at UAL, Helen Thomas.
The book has received high praise so far with Joseph H. Hancock, Drexel University, USA, calling it a “wonderful starting point for both new and established academicians”, and Hazel Clark, Research Chair of Fashion at Parsons the New School for Design, New York, writing that it is “essential reading for anyone interested in the significance of the study of fashion to our times.”