The Fashioning Theory Lab investigates new and cutting edge theoretical approaches to fashion and it responds to the almost total absence of theoretical investigation about fashion in French universities and the predominance of historical investigations. The lab consists of talks, research seminars and publications where international scholars reflect on the contribution of specific theorists in fashion studies, discuss the state of theoretical and methodological debate in fashion studies, and present innovative uses of theory in fashion studies. An important element is connected to the issue of ‘translating theory’ and the idea of ‘transatlantic connection’ in order to explore the migration of concepts within – and outside – fashion studies, while especially investigating the interconnection between French theorists and their interpretation in the Anglo-Saxon landscape of fashion studies.
Recent Activities & Publications:
November 2017 (forthcoming) – ‘The State of Fashion Studies’ Special Issue, Section ‘Researching Fashion: Theory & Method’, edited by Lauren Downing Peters & Marco Pecorari, International Journal of Fashion Studies, Intellect Books
April 2017 – ‘Fashion, Performance & Performativity’, Panel co-chaired by Marco Pecorari & Andrea Kollnitz, Association of Art Historians (AAH), Participants: Royce Mahawatte (Central Saint Martins), Karima Al-Shomely (Artist, United Arabs Emirates), Jessica Bugg (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Miren Lorono Arzalluz (University of Deusto), Eugenie Shinkle (Westminster University) Jacki Wilson (Leeds University), Lee Wright (Liverpool John Mores University), Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom, 2017
March 2017 – Marco Pecorari, “The Practice of Theorizing Fashion”, Cultural Politics, Volume 13, Issue 1, p. 2017, pp. 125-128
March 2017 – Marco Pecorari, ‘Fashion Remains: Rethinking Ephemera through Performance Theory’, Lecture at the IOTA (Image Object Text Analysis) Research Seminar 2016/2017, University of Brighton, 7th March 2017, Brighton (UK)
April 2016 – Marco Pecorari, Talk ‘Groping in the Dark? Practice & Theory in Fashion Studies and Material Culture’, CUNY Conference ‘Fashion Studies: Research & Pedagogy’, 14th April 2016, New York (US)
January 2016 – Presentation of the book ‘Thinking through Fashion. A Guide to Key Theorists’ with co-author Agnès Rocamora.
Book Reference: Agnès Rocamore, Anneke Smelik (eds.), Thinking through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists, London: I. B. Tauris, 2016.
For further information please contact:
Marco Pecorari, Program Director MA Fashion Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org