Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

   

 Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is a widely published author on the history of fashion and has co-curated exhibitions on the history of fashion in London, Dandyism, the culture of the 1960s, and British Design.    

He has been recently confirmed as the new principal of Edinburgh College of Art and Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He has worked at the Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion and is currently Head of Research at the V&A.

E-mail:
Url: Chris Breward's Webpage

 Maria Carolina Garcia

Maria Carolina Garcia

Dr. Maria Carolina Garcia is the founder and chief culture officer of Modus Marketing & Semiotics www.modusmkt.com, a consultancy company that deals with fashion branding in Latin America. Doctor in Communication and Semiotics, she also doubles as a fashion journalist and author of books such as Erratic Images: ambiguity, resistance and fashion culture (São Paulo: Estação das Letras e Cores, 2010).

As a professor she lectures at Anhembi Morumbi University, in São Paulo, Brazil, where she founded and managed graduate courses on Fashion Journalism & Lifestyle; Fashion Retail Business and Fashion Culture.

E-mail: mcarolinagarcia@uol.com.br

 McNeil

Peter McNeil

Peter Mc Neil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney and Professor of Fashion Studies at Stockholm University.

He is currently an Investigator within Fashioning the Early Modern: Innovation and Creativity in Europe, 1500-1800, a ‘Humanities in the European Research Area - Joint Research Programme' (2010-2013). He is editor and co-editor of eight works on fashion, including the 4-volume work Critical and Primary Sources in Fashion (Berg, 2009).

Email: Peter.McNeil@uts.edu.au
Url: Peter McNeil's Webpage

 Valerie Steele

Valerie Steele

Valerie Steele (Ph.D., Yale University) is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT).

Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg Publishers), which she founded in 1997, Dr. Steele is also the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers.

Url: Valerie Steele's Webpage

 Woodward Sophie

 Sophie Woodward

Sophie Woodward is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. She carries out research into material culture, consumption and clothing and has a continued interest in feminist theory, innpovative methodologies and personal life.

She is the author of Why Women Wear What they Wear (Berg, 2007), Why Feminism Matters (Palgrave, 2009, with Kath Woodward) and the co-editor (with Daniel Miller) of Global Denim (Berg, 2011). 

Email: sophie.woodward@manchester.ac.uk
Url: Sophie Woodward's Webpage