I am excited to teach one of my favorite classes this summer, Fashion and Digital Media. By studying the fashion industry specifically, we get a accessible way to understand how digital technology and media transforms society, in big and intimate ways. This semester it will be important to consider how the past year of COVID and BLM protests are impacting fashion. Fashion is one of the most personal things we experience, enjoy, or detest. We will spend the next few weeks considering the social patterns behind everything from Instagram posts to make-up to global supply chains. There’s really something for everyone in the class!
Here’s an article I recently wrote touches on recent trends in fashion: #boho, second hand and thrift reselling, and moms. “The #Boho Hustle: Domesticating Digital Media, Liquidating the Closet and Disrupting Luxury Markets.”