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Jay McCauley Bowstead

Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
Jay  McCauley Bowstead


Jay McCauley Bowstead is a Cultural and Historical Studies lecturer at London College of Fashion where he is co-convenor of the Masculinities Research Hub. With an interest in materiality and aesthetics, his research focuses on shifting male identities and their relationship to fashion design and production.

McCauley Bowstead's recent publications include the monograph 'Menswear Revolution', a co-authored chapter for the book 'Teaching Fashion Studies' and a chapter on designer Hedi Slimane for the updated edition of 'The Meanings of Dress'. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s sociology programme Thinking Allowed, and the Today Programme speaking on issues of fashion, masculinity, and gender.

Research Outputs


Book Section

Conference, Symposium or Workshop item


Current research students

  • Angela King, ‘Fashioning the male boxing body’, an investigation into ringside boxing dress as embodied working-class masculinity and material culture. (Joint supervisor)


Fashion communication
Fashion design