Politics and Fashion

In September last year I spoke with Lois McNay Professor of Political Theory at University of Oxford. We spoke about the intersection of politics and fashion, and investigated what fashion means for the politics of identity, the often difficult relationship between fashion and feminism, and the apparent contradictions between fashion as a vehicle for self-expression and fashion as the commodified product of exploitative global supply chains.

Jiajie Lin
Jiajie Lin. BA (Hons) Fashion Photography 2015

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), a UAL Research Centre based at the college is championing a discussion around politics and fashion.

CSF is co-secretariat to an All Party Parliamentary Group in the House of Lords, and will be hosting a panel discussion there next Tuesday. Read more here…

Read the transcript of my in-conversation with Lois McNay here…


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