Joanna Simpson

Exploring collaborations of hidden communities involved in the changing nature of the fashion catwalk show

London College of Fashion

My research is looking at the changing dynamics of the catwalk show as it moves into the digital age. The main focus of my research is the Creative Communities and the shifting landscapes in which they exist.

I aim to identify and expose the teams of people who are directly involved with the presentation of the body at the fashion show, who cast and transform the body, who direct the body, who provide the space in which the body performs in and investigate how these specialists collaborate while reflecting on the recent shifting dynamics brought about by new technologies of dissemination.

Supervisors

Professor Ian King

Donatella Barbieri