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)

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

Academic and Critical Analysis

Address

Vestoj 

Asia

Academic Critiques

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)

Fashion Journals

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

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)

For annual global rankings, see here.

Fashion Scholarships

Academics

Doris Langley Moore

Francis Corner (London College of Fashion)

Anja Aronowsky Cronberg

Agnes Rocamura

Minh-Ha T. Pham (Pratt Institute)

Monica Titton

Masafumi Monden (University of Technology Sydney)

Historians and Curators

Historians

Andrew Bolton

Amber Jane Butchart

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)

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)

Palais Gallieria (Paris, France)

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

Fashion Labels