Building on the first '199Z Diversity Revisited' event, this lecture will focuss on the complexities of diversity within fashion design, hearing from designers presenting at LSESU Fashion Society's upcoming Saatchi Fashion Show.
Both 199Z Diversity Revisited events aim to give a platform to a (insufficiently-crossed) bridge of discussion between academic research and the fashion industry on how to support diversity in an appropriately-complex and advanced manner that avoids applying a 'buzzword effect' to the concept. Supporting diversity in this sphere takes many forms: ranging from artistic expression in material culture to the power struggles over opportunities within professional networks. With a wide range of academic and industry panellists, these discussions aim to cover such forms, grounding academic research in the phenomena of an industry with an understated impact on the every-day of society.
Dr Anna-Mari Almila is Research Fellow in Sociology of Fashion at London College of Fashion, UAL. She writes in the fields of cultural, global and historical sociology, and her topics include the materiality of dressed bodies and their environments; fashion globalization and the history of fashion studies; the historical/political construction of urban spaces;and wine and gender. She is the author of Veiling in Fashion: Space and the Hijab in Minority Communities (I.B. Tauris 2018) and the co-editor of The Globalization of Wine: The Trans-Nationalization and Localization of Production and Pleasure (Bloomsbury forthcoming), The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling Practices (2018)and The Sage Handbook of Cultural Sociology (2016).
Dr Agnes Rocamora is a Reader in Social and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, having written extensively on fashion and fashion media in journals such as Fashion Theory, Journalism Practice, Sociology, Sociétés, and the Journal of Consumer Culture. Agnes is also the co-editor and founder of International Journal of Fashion Studies and sits on the Editorial Board of Cultural Sociology.
Jake Young Shim is a South Korean fashion designer who studied at the renowned Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and ESMOD Berlin. His work and academic background focusses on the processes and experiences of objectification, Asian masculinities and its diaspora. Jake's work will be presented at LSE's Fashion Show at Saatchi Gallery on Tuesday 23 October 2018.
Jamall Osterholm is an American fashion designer who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work encompasses an Afro-Futuristic approach to exploring the complexities and struggles of black masculinity, especially for queer black men. Jamall's work provides a unique approach to gender-less expression, and has been featured in i-D Magazine among other publications. Recently presenting a third collection at NYFW, he will be showcasing his work at LSE's Fashion Show at Saatchi Gallery on Tuesday 23 October 2018.
Dr Serkan Delice is a Lecturer and Research Coordinator in the Cultural and Historical Studies Department at the London College of Fashion, with a background in Sociology. Serkan's writing addresses cultural appropriation, consumption and production, fashion, neoliberalism and subjectivities.
Dr Don Slater is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the LSE, specializing in the sociology of material cultures and technologies. Having published 6 books on the subject, he has also conducted extensive ethnographic research, including for UNESCO, and leads a research programme called Configuring Light with projects that have extended to Latin America and Europe.
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