As part of my PhD studies, I have started a repository of resources on fashion and its relationship with critical theory, cultural studies and journalism that I hope will be beneficial for my own learning as well as the writing of my doctoral thesis on fashion in Singapore.

Please help yourself to them for your own reading pleasure. Alternatively, if you would like to share your own resources or have recommendations to make, just drop me a message via the Contact page.

Online Databases

Bloomsbury Fashion Central (subscription required)

We Wear Culture

Fashion Academia 

Cultural Studies

The Forms of Capital by Pierre Bourdieu

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin

The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Fashion Theory 

The Fashion System (Roland Barthes)

Academic and Critical Analysis

Books

The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy (Gilles Lipovetsky)

Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race, Gender and the Work of Personal Style Blogging (Minh-Ha T. Pham)

Japanese Fashion Cultures: Dress and Gender in Contemporary Japan (Masafumi Monden)

Online Platforms

Address

Vestoj

Fashion Journals

Fashion Theory

Fashion Studies

The Fashion Studies Journal

International Journal of Fashion Studies

Research Networks

Fashion Research Network

Canadian Fashion Scholars

Cultural Studies Programmes 

Pratt Institute (New York, USA)

Fashion Studies Programmes

Austrian Center for Fashion Research (Austria, Vienna)

Fashion Schools 

Asia

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (Beijing, China)

Bunka Fashion College (Tokyo, Japan)

LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

Europe

Amsterdam Institute of Fashion (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Central Saint Martins (London, UK)

École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Paris, France)

London College of Fashion (London, UK)

North America

Parsons School of Design (New York, USA)

Pratt Institute (New York, USA)

The Ryerson School of Fashion (Toronto, Canada)

See annual global rankings here.

Fashion Scholarships

Academics, Historians and Curators

Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière (Musée des Arts Decoratifs)

Francis Corner (London College of Fashion)

Anja Aronowsky Cronberg

Akiko Fukai (Kyoto Costume Institute)

Circe Henestrosa (LASALLE College of the Arts)

Agnes Rocamura (London College of Fashion)

Minh-Ha T. Pham (Pratt Institute)

Monica Titton

Masafumi Monden (University of Technology Sydney)

Andrew Bolton (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Amber Jane Butchart

Doris Langley Moore

Chung May Khuen 

Pamela Golbin

Valerie Steele

Harold Koda

Fashion Museums

Asia

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

Kobe Fashion Museum (Kobe, Japan)

Kyoto Costume Institute (Kyoto, Japan)

China National Silk Museum (Hangzhou, China)

Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore)

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (Bangkok, Thailand)

Africa

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (Marrakech, Morocco)

North America

The Costume Institute | The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

The Museum at FIT (New York, USA)

Bata Shoe Museum (Toronto, Canada)

Europe

Fashion Museum, Bath (Bath, UK)

The Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)

Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France)

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris (Paris, France)

Musée Christian Dior (Granville, France)

Palais Gallieria (Paris, France)

Ferragamo Museo (Florence, Italy)

Gucci Museum (Florence, Italy)

ModeMuseum (Antwerp, Belgium)

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum (Getaria, Spain)

Palazzo Fortuny (Venice, Italy)

New Zealand

New Zealand Fashion Museum

Fashion Books

Asia

Asian Street Fashion (James Bent)

Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of the Philippine National Dress in Photographs 1860-1960 (Gino Gonzales and Mark Lewis Higgins)

Fashion’s Most Wanted: Singapore’s Top Insider Secrets From The Past Five Decades (Cat Ong, John de Souza and Tom Rao)

The Book of Daniel: Adventures of a Fashion Insider (Daniel Boey)

Fashion Councils

Council of Fashion Designers of America

The British Fashion Council

Fashion Journalism

Women’s Wear Daily

The Washington Post

The New York Times

Fashion and Economics

The Business of Fashion

The Fashion Law

Fashion Critics

Hilary Alexander

Lisa Armstrong

Tim Blanks

Hamish Bowles

Vanessa Friedman

Robin Givhan

Cathy Horyn

Colin McDowell

Suzy Menkes

Sarah Mower

Fashion Magazines and Websites

Magazines

Another

CR Fashion Book

LOVE

The Gentlewoman

Websites

Nowness

SHOWStudio

Fashion Blogs and Influencers

The Sartorialist

Style Bubble

Style on the Dot

Culture and Society Websites

1843

Aeon

Dazed

Highsnobiety

Guernica

Man Repeller

Monocle

Refinery29

Quartz

Video Channels

Business of Fashion

Made to Measure (M2M)

London College of Fashion

The Museum at FIT

Conferences

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Global Fashion Conference

Innovation Projects

Better Lives (London College of Fashion)

Singapore Fashion News Archive