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ADHT Graduate Student Symposium 2019

May 11, 2019

By Emilia J Boulton   [caption id="attachment_1784" align="alignnone" width="1232"] Poster design by Noel Yeong-An Liao[/caption]   It was an absolute pleasure for BIAS Journal of Fashion Studies to be a part of the ADHT Graduate Student Symposium! We saw and listened to fascinating research by MA students from Design Studies, Fashion Studies and History of Design and Curatorial Studies. Their methodologies demonstrated an interdisciplinary way of thinking and addressed larger issues at the intersection of art, design and theory. At NEXUS: An Intersection of Ideas, we learned how historic issues converged with contemporary lives, how material objects carried [...]

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BIAS Journal Launch Party

May 11, 2019

By Emilia J Boulton Very excited to have launched our 6th issue for BIAS Journal of Fashion Studies “Fashion + Time”! As Managing Editor, I would like to extend my thanks to Parsons MA Fashion Studies program for their support and the ADHT Graduate Student Symposium who invited us to launch our latest journal in conjunction […]

From Kente to Colonialism: African Fashion Over Time

January 30, 2019

By Madeleine Janz An amalgamation of factors influence the way in which different people and communities dress around the world. Often geographical elements such as weather, terrain, and a communities source of sustenance bend and mold how the inhabitants dress. So what happens when these factors are compounded by trade routes, colonizers, and missionaries? These […]

Gender Fluidity in the Fashion Industry: A Step Forward, or a Superficial Phase?

December 23, 2018

By Sabrina Romviel When 25-year-old model Madison Paige came out as nonbinary in 2017, their career took off. What followed were campaign deals with big brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, 7 For All Mankind, and Coca-Cola. With almost 300,000 Instagram followers, Paige’s online presence is marketing candy: with LBGTQ+ activism on the rise, brands must […]

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