Nathalie Khan

Associate lecturer Fashion History and Cultural Studies

Central Saint Martins
London College of Fashion

Research interests

Visual culture, fashion photography, digital media, fashion film, catwalk shows, material culture, object based research, museum fashion archives, fashion curation, digital archives, symbolic production, popular culture, feminist theory.

Research statement

Nathalie Khan’s research is concerned with the history and theory of the fashion image, with a focus on digital media, fashion photography and the recent representation of catwalk shows through live streams and multi media platforms. She has written about fashion film and promotion and the changing nature of the symbolic production of fashion within the digital frame.

Khan has also worked with visual artists such as Pierre Debusschere and Ruth Hogben to explore the relationship between image-maker and fashion as material object. Khan is currently developing a reader on fashion photography for Bloomsbury.

A further research interest is the changing role of fashion, social history and artistic practice within a postmodern context, where Khan’s focus is on female artists who have used performance or video to respond critically to the rhetoric of consumer culture and/or gender representation. 

Selected research outputs