Virtual launch event and panel moderated by Dr. Ben Barry and Dr. Alison Matthews David

About this Event

Fashion Studies is launching Volume 3, Issue 1!

Join us for a panel discussion featuring four of our brilliant authors from this new issue: Shawkay Ottmann, Dr. Ellen Sampson, Philip Sparks, and Dr. Cheryl Thompson. This panel will be moderated by the journal’s Co-Founders and Co-Editors, Dr. Ben Barry and Dr. Alison Matthews David, and will be followed by a question and answer period with event guests.

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Philip Sparks

Philip has been working as a tailor and designer for almost two decades, incorporating an art practice focused on textiles, photography, and installations into the production and exhibition of his collections. During his career, he has worked in-house in the wardrobe and design departments at the National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, the Stratford Festival, and Soulpepper Theatre. His clothing and accessories have been carried at retailers including Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, and La Maison Simons. Currently, Sparks continues to further his research into the anthropology and anthropometry of tailoring while producing custom garments and serving as a professor in the School of Fashion at Seneca College. Missed Fit was an exhibition of his thesis work in pursuit of a Masters in Design from OCAD University.

About us

Fashion Studies is an open-access, academic journal in fashion that celebrates multiple ways of knowing and sharing that knowledge. We join the movement of scholars who wish to push back against the exploitative corporate publishing monopoly that profits from publicly funded and free academic and creative labour. We believe in the democratic dissemination of scholarly and creative work that removes Western and elitist barriers and paywalls. Fashion Studies is proud to be recognized by the Directory of Open Access Journals and issues Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) as part of our membership with Crossref.

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