Another amazing conference at London’s Imperial College in Early January. Take a look at one of the paper presentations by Sandy Black, a researcher at the London College of Fashion. (As a side-note I did my study abroad at the London College of Fashion during college and was able to take a class in Fashion PR, as well as visit many costume museums, discover H&M and Zara, and write papers on people like Manolo Blahnik and Zandra Rhodes – ah, those were the days …)
I would love to see emerging Fashion PR Theory in the US get the support it deserves from PR practitioners and scholars. It would be great to finally see public relations programs, instructors, and publications recognize the wide-reaching influence of fashion and the powerful role of PR in that industry – so that we might get to a level of engaging research that would allow us to meaningfully contribute to conferences like these.