Jay McCauley Bowstead
BiographyJay 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.
- McCauley Bowstead J. Hedi Slimane and the reinvention of menswear (2015)
- McCauley Bowstead J. Menswear Revolution: The Transformation of Contemporary Men's Fashion (2018)
- McCauley Bowstead J. A Guide to Preparing your Portfolio (2011)
- McCauley Bowstead J, Golmohammadi L. Trend Forecasting, Taste and Fashion Production (2018)
Conference, Symposium or Workshop item
- Hitchcock F, McCauley Bowstead J. Camp from club to catwalk: Charles Jeffrey’s LOVERBOY and queer fashion practice (2019)
- McCauley Bowstead J, Barry B. Influential Images – diversifying the male body in fashionable representation (2019)
- McCauley Bowstead J. Decoding the Contested Aesthetics of Contemporary Men’s Fashion (2019)
- McCauley Bowstead J. Inclusive masculinities in men’s fashion (2018)
- McCauley Bowstead J. Refashioning the Male Body (2008)
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)