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Fashion Menswear Research

Research-degree students are welcomed into the Fashion programme as part of the School of Material, which has expanded its MPhil and PhD culture and now has a well-established history of successful graduates and leading-edge researchers in the disciplines.

Research-specific activities form part of a wider pattern of lectures and seminars across the College, and the rich academic life is further enhanced by the extensive relationships we have with world-class academic, museum and industrial institutions.

Research students complete a year-long Research Methods Course before developing a more self-directed programme of research. Researchers have a School Research Leader, supervisor and specialist adviser. An inter-university consortium of training for practice-led research skills, supported by the AHRC, started in 2012/13.The presence of MPhil and PhD students continues to stimulate the culture of research, creativity, individualism and analysis that benefit the whole of the School of Material.

Current or Recent Areas of Research

  • Biodesign:growing wearable technology
  • The construction and conception of gender in contemporary fashion.
  • Materialising Sound: experiments in fashion.

Current or Recent Areas of Research

  • styles of masculinity
  • the structure, tradition and influence of tailoring
  • youth subcultures and identity
  • the dandy and democracy