Reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion
Djurdja Bartlett is Reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She has widely published and lectured on the theme of fashion during socialism and post-socialism. Bartlett is author of FashionEast: The Spectre that Haunted Socialism (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010) and editor of the volume on East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus in the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010).
Funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship grant, Bartlett’s recent research project took her to seven countries - Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Russia – with aim to explore previously unrecorded, dress-mediated discourse between East Central European and Russian fashion, and its western counterpart throughout the 20th century to the present day. The main outcome of this project will be Bartlett’s new monograph European Fashion Geographies: Style, Society and Politics (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).
Bartlett is also Coordinator of the Fashion Media and Imagery Research Hub at the London College of Fashion, in which capacity she co-organized a conference – Fashion Media: Yesterday Today Tomorrow (October 2010), published as an edited book, Fashion Media: Past and Present, Bartlett, D., Cole, S. and Rocamora, A. (eds.), Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Relationship between East Central European, Russian, and Western Fashion, socialist fashion, post-socialist fashion and consumption, comparative fashion studies, cultural theory, fashion media.
Bartlett's current research is about the relationship between East Central European, Russian, and Western fashion throughout the 20th and 21st century up to today.
By identifying the most important modes of dress-related exchanges, as well as their actors, within wider cultural and artistic cultures, Bartlett’s research has cross-cultural and transnational focus, and aims to contribute to global fashion history.
Bartlett is also engaged in research on fashion media within the wider field of the rise and impact of new technologies on the mediation of fashion. This research is related to Bartlett's role of Coordinator of the LCF’s Fashion Media and Imagery Hub.
Co-investigator: ‘Shanghai: International Fashion City: Past, Present, Future’ (collaborative research project: Donghua University, Shanghai; Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, and London College of Fashion, UAL); June 2014-June 2016
Principal Investigator: AHRC Research Fellowship ‘Translating Fashion: Eastern Europe, Western Europe’, 1910-2010; September 2012-June 2014
Principal Investigator: Pasold Small Research Grant; October 2011
Principal Investigator: The British Academy Small Research Grant; September 2009-August 2010
Sonia-Doris Andras, The Women of Little Paris: Fashion as a Mirror to Society in Bucharest (1919-1939).
Eldina Begic, How to wear utopia: a dress manual for the socialist future.
Babette Radclyffe-Thomas, A decade of Vogue China: Constructing Modern Fashion Identities in a Chinese Fashion Magazine.
Evgenia Tarasova, Social Media and Fashion Consumption in Russia, 2002-12.
Bartlett, Djurdja (2010) FashionEast: the spectre that haunted socialism. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. ISBN 9780262026505
Bartlett, Djurdja (2010) Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion. Volume 9: East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus. Berg Publishers, Oxford, UK and New York, USA. ISBN 9781847883988
Bartlett, Djurdja and Cole, Shaun and Rocamora, Agnès (2013) Fashion Media: Past and Present. Bloomsbury Academic, London/New York. ISBN 978-0-8578-5307-3
Bartlett, Djurdja (2016) Nadezhda Lamanova and Russian pre-1917 Modernity: between haute couture and avant-garde art. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. ISSN 1362-704X
Bartlett, Djurdja (2016) Stars on Screen and Red Carpet. In: A Companion to Russian Cinema. Wiley-Blackwell.
Bartlett, Djurdja (2014) Glitz and Restraint - Paris Haute Couture on Display. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 18 (4). pp. 427-446. ISSN 1362-704X
Bartlett, Djurdja (2013) Coco Chanel and Socialist Fashion. In: Fashion Media: Past and Present. Bloomsbury Academic, London/New York, pp. 46-57. ISBN 978-0-8578-5307-3
Bartlett, Djurdja (2013) Socialist Dandies International: East Europe, 1946-1959. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 17 (3). pp. 249-289. ISSN 1362-704X
Bartlett, Djurdja (2011) Moscow on the fashion map: between periphery and centre. Studies in East European Thought, 63 (2). pp. 111-121. ISSN 09259392/15730948
Bartlett, Djurdja (2010) Le chic oligarchique et le principe de l’excès (Oligarch Chic and the Principle of Excess). In: Les Cahiers européens de l'imaginaire: Le luxe. CNRS Editions, Paris, France. ISBN 978-2271069016