Division of Fashion Science

Organisational unit: Division


Fashion studies engages in research on fashion, clothes and textiles from contemporary and historical perspectives. As an umbrella term fashion encompass everything from fashion as cultural phenomenon, social practice, aesthetic expression to commercial commodity. This approach gives the subject its multidisciplinary character. At Lund University, particular attention is given the materiality of fashion, and fashion and sustainability. Fashion has long been the object of interest, most notably within art history, sociology, ethnology and philosophy. In 2006, fashion studies as an independent academic discipline was established, and in 2012 the BA programme in fashion studies at Lund University was launched. The fact that fashion now has an academic room of its own is not only symbolically significant, but aids the development of academic knowledge. Scholars with an interest in fashion have now a shared platform, where the object of study, rather than disciplinary boundaries, defines the research field.

Recent research outputs

Malin Andersson, 2019 Aug 21, 1st ed. Lund: Lund University. 182 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

Philip Warkander, 2019 Jul 25, Fashion Crimes: Dressing for Deviance. Turney, J. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury publishing, p. 105-114

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Philip Warkander, 2019 Jun 18, Scandinavian MAN.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

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