The word “portmanteau” means to combine two or more aspects or qualities into a single entity. Therefore, it seems a fitting name for a platform that examines fashion’s intersection with the arts, popular culture, politics, social issues and economics.

With fashion more frequently associated with visuals than the written word, Portmanteau focuses on generating content that critically explores fashion’s cultural role in society. It is also dedicated to exploring fashion theory while providing an avenue where ideas and resources on fashion and its impact can be shared and discussed.