Jay McCauley Bowstead
Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies
London College of Fashion
BiographyJay McCauley Bowstead lectures Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion (UAL). He is co-convener of the LCF Masculinities Research Hub where, with Charlie Athill, he organised the conference ‘Globalising Men’s Style’ in 2020.
Jay’s scholarly work focuses on gender, design, and materiality, with recent publications including the monograph Menswear Revolution (2018), a co-authored article on designer Charles Jeffrey with Fenella Hitchcock (2020), and a chapter on cultural hybridity in the anthology Dandy Style edited by Shaun Cole and Giles Lambert (2021). Other research interests include the relationship between ethics, fashion production and public policy discourses:Jay recently published an article in the journal Fashion Practice focused on technology and industrial strategy (2021). He is currently working on a special issue of Critical Studies in Men's Fashion for Intellect Journals with Charlie Athill.