The Imagining Fashion Futures Lab is world-leading research in the field of fashion and textiles. Led by Distinguished Professor Peter McNeil FAHA, this group of inter-disciplinary academics and practitioners examines the past, present and future of critical fashion and other design topics.
Candidates come from around the world to join IFFL. They include the staff of museums and galleries as well as designers, polemicists and radical performers. International collaborations include Stockholm University, Sweden and Aalto University, Finland, as well as Dressing the Early Modern Dress Network.
Past and current projects
- Catriona Fisk: Confined by History: Dress and Pregnancy 1750-1900 – Finalist, 3MT Competition 2017.
- Danièle Hromek: The Re-Indigenisation of Space
- Jonathan Kaplan: Men and Dress Politics in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
- Michael McDaniel: The re-emergence of possums skin cloak (badhang galang wilay) making as a cultural practice and movement amongst Aboriginal Peoples of South-East Australia
- Enya Moore: Transcending boundaries: The design festival as a transnational entity
- Alex Murray Leslie (Co-founder, Chicks on Speed): Wearable tech in music and fashion
- Tracey Sernack-Chee Quee: Claudio Alcorso and Post-War Textile Design in Australia
- Thomas Stoddard: Making Explicit Queer Ontologies in Visual Communication Design
- Patricia O’Hanlon, The Mantua Makers of Botany Bay (M.Res., 2018-19)
- Leong Koon Chan, Graphic Design and the Visualisation of Multi-racialism for Nation Building in Singapore, 1965-2009 (2016)
- Emily Brayshaw, Costuming the Feathered Showgirl: trans-Atlantic fashion and primitivism, c1890-1930 (2015)
- Jesse Adams Stein, The Government Printing Office: Oral History, Gender and Labour, 2014. UTS Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow from 2016. https://reshapingaustralianmanufacturing.com
- Christian Tietz, The Secret Life of Stoves – Health in Remote Australian Indigenous Communities (2014): Winner UTS Human Rights Award 2012. Finalist 3MT.
- Elizabeth/Biz Heyman, Dress and Disability (2013)
- Suzanne Osmond, The Nexus Between Stage Costume and Fashion (co-supervision, 2013)
- Alexander K Su, Black Dress in Chicago (2012)
- Masafumi Monden, Japanese Dress and Popular Culture (2011) – Japan Foundation and National Library of Australia Fellow, 2017.
- Liisa Naar, Design Patronage (2010). UTS Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 2011-2015
- Louise Fanning, Costume and Symbolism; The Creation of the Costumed Body, M.Des. Research (2010)
- Jacqueline Kasunic Lorber, From the Pastoral Sublime to Disaffection: a Visual Communication (co-supervision, 2010)
- Melissa Laird. Reading and registering the artefact through material culture research and the lives of women, Australia, 1788-1901 (2009)
- Susan Cohn, Recoding Jewellery: Identity, Body, Survival (UNSW, with S Rowley, 2009)
- Paul Sutton, Minor White: American Photographer M. Des. Res. (2009)
- Sally S. Clelland Gray, There’s Always More: The Art of David McDiarmid (UNSW, 2006)
- Dr Mark Ferson, Book Plates and Modernism in Australia (UNSW 2005)
- Tua Helve, Aalto University (enrolled)
- Maarit Kalmakuri, Aalto University (enrolled)
- Jorge Sandoval, Aalto University (enrolled)
- Dr Marco Pecorari, PhD, Stockholm University
- Dr Philip Warkander, PhD, Stockholm University