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Masculinities Hub

Image: Michiel Meewis; Models: AMCK Models; Designer: Anna Bezgubenko.

The Masculinities Research Hub convenes practitioners and theorists interested in all aspects of menswear and masculinities.

About this group

This cross-disciplinary hub fosters the exploration of the multiple meanings and forms of contemporary and historic masculinities. The plural ‘masculinities’ is used to reflect the increasingly broad definition of various social and cultural groups.

Formerly subsumed into gender studies and queer theory, this visionary hub forefronts the germane subject of masculinities through theory and practice. Areas of interest will include the media, imagery, business, production, consumption, representation, design, history, health, fitness and sport, music and performance, grooming, age, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as the body and dressed appearance.

LCF has a long tradition of engaging with menswear and masculinity and the hub will explore the future of what masculinities might look like and be perceived as being in a broad range of cultural contexts. It will be a forum for multiple perspectives from makers, scholars and commentators and aims to cultivate lively dialogue and develop novel research outputs, through round table discussions, themed symposia, workshops, and presentations.

UAL staff, students and colleagues external to the University, are welcome to join associated activities relevant to the hub's aims and objectives.

Call for Papers

Globalising Men’s Style

Papers, presentations, and in-conversation discussions are welcomed for the Globalising Men’s Style conference to be held on Friday 26 June 2020, with an evening reception on Thursday 25 June 2020 at London College of Fashion – 20 John Prince's St, London W1G 0BJ.

Group members

  • Tom Adams: Course Leader, BA (Hons) FDT: Menswear
  • Charlie Athill: Lecturer, International Collaborative Provision (CHS)
  • Darren Cabon: Course Leader, MA FDT Menswear
  • Pamela Church Gibson: Reader, Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Anja Cronberg: Senior Research Fellow, Theory & Practice in Fashion
  • Serkan Delice: Lecturer, Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Itai Doron: Programme Director, Fashion Media
  • Jeff Horsley: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Fashion Curation
  • Michiel Meewis: Lecturer, Fashion Photography
  • Ligaya Salazar: Director of Fashion Space Gallery
  • Sina Shamsavari: Lecturer, Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Dr Tony Sullivan: Senior Lecturer, Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Professor Claire Wilcox: Professor of Fashion Curation

Research students

  • Tim Arrowsmith: A biography of black leather and motorcycle practice in post-War British subculture
  • Liza Betts: The intricacy of the ordinary and the complexity of the everyday; their translation into screen costume
  • Lorraine Henry: Good Guys in Black; Costume & Ethnicity in Hollywood Films
  • Ioanna Karagiorgou: Masculinities and male blogging: creation and representation of masculinities through male fashion and lifestyle blogs
  • Angela King: ‘Fashioning the male boxing body’, an investigation into ringside boxing dress as embodied working-class masculinity and material culture
  • Mario Roman: Styling Blokes and Bros; Representations of Fashion, Masculinities and the Nation in Contemporary Photo-spreads of American and British GQ Magazines
  • Cassandra Schreiber: Dressed in myth - costumes and masculinities in adaptations and re-workings

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