Dr Agnès Rocamora

Reader in Social and Cultural Studies

London College of Fashion

Research interests

Fashion media, new media, fashion blogs, fashion and the City, cultural mediation, sociology of fashion, cultural theory, Paris & French culture, the work of Pierre Bourdieu.

Research statement

I am currently conducting some research on fashion blogging (including interviews with fashion bloggers) as part of my wider work and interest in digital fashion media.

Students

Current students and thesis titles

Eldina Begic, How to wear utopia: a dress manual for the socialist future.

Kelly Dearsley, A comparative study of print and digital fashion media: reading practices and reception.

Anna Flodin Dansk, The fashion GIF: A Study of a Developing Form of Digital Fashion Media Online.

Elizabeth (Lezley) George, Deconstructing Fashion Identities: dress codes, modesty and fashion practices in the UAE.

Tolulope Omoyele, An Exploration of Transnational cultural expressions, aesthetics and identities: Africa Fashion Week London 2011- 2015.

Babette Radclyffe-Thomas, A decade of Vogue China: Constructing Modern Fashion Identities in a Chinese Fashion Magazine.

Johannes Reponen, Fashion Criticism and its Changing Contexts: A Practice-led Exploration into Writing for Print and online.

Mario Roman, Styling Blokes and Bros; Representations of Fashion, Masculinities and the Nation in Contemporary Photo-spreads of American and British GQ Magazines.

Jennifer Rossi-Camus, Curating the Fashion Victim: Establishing Strategies for Exhibition-Making towards the Presentation of Fashion and Humour in Museums and Galleries.

Renate Stauss, (Un)dressing the self: working with dress on concepts of self in therapeutic settings.

Completed students and thesis titles

Katherine Appleford, Classifying fashion, fashioning class.

Chitra Buckley, An investigation into the range, sources and implications of in-season fashion trend information on decision making for own-brand retailers operating in the UK.

Ane Lynge Jorlen, Reading Niche Fashion Magazines: Production, Text and Audience.

Rachel Lifter, Contemporary India and the Construction of Identity.

Nazli Alimen,Observant Muslims in Turkey: Creating Islamic Fashions and Constructing Islamic Identities.

Morna Laing, The 'Woman-child' in Fashion Photography 1990 - 2015: Childlike Femininities, Performativity and Reception Studies.

Selected research outputs