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Dr Elizabeth Kutesko

Pathway Leader BA Fashion Communication: Fashion History and Theory
Central Saint Martins
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Elizabeth  Kutesko


Elizabeth Kutesko is a cultural historian and alumna of the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she obtained her PhD in 2016. Her research explores fashion as a transnational form of modernity, which ties together geography – telling stories of the land; nationality – telling stories of the nation; and identity – telling stories of the self. She leads the MA in Fashion Communication: Fashion Critical Studies and the BA in Fashion Communication: Fashion History & Theory at Central Saint Martins. She is the author of Fashioning Brazil: Globalization and the Representation of Brazilian Dress in National Geographic (Bloomsbury, 2018) and is currently working on a new book Fashion and the Devil's Railroad: Dress, Temporality, and Modernities in the Brazilian Amazon (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). Further information on her research projects can be viewed at


Accessories, footwear and jewellery
Curation and culture
Fashion communication
Fashion making and pattern cutting
Fashion styling and make up
Textiles and materials