Participants:

Diego Rinallo, Italy
Craig Thompson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
A. Fuat Firat, University of Texas-Pan American
Alladi Venkatesh, Gabrielle Troilo, Guliz Ger, John Sebastien Marcoux, Michael Solomon, Jonathan Schroeder, Raymond Au, Lynne Nakano, University of California, Irvine, Italy, Turkey, Canada, USA, University of Exeter, UK, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The prime purpose of this session is to interrogate all aspects of fashion –it’s past, it’s present and it’s future. Some key themes that we will pursue through this discussion are: (1) Fashion necessitates a critical examination of ”the cultural construction of embodied identity.” (2) Fashion draws us into the cultural practice of reading surfaces (3) Fashion is a global phenomenon but not necessarily a western phenomenon. (4) Fashion is riddled with tensions relating to its relationship with gender and class. (5) Innovations and changes in fashion are being spearheaded by new digital technologies –always creating the next cool thing.
[ to cite ]:
Diego Rinallo, Craig Thompson, A. Fuat Firat, and Alladi Venkatesh, Gabrielle Troilo, Guliz Ger, John Sebastien Marcoux, Michael Solomon, Jonathan Schroeder, Raymond Au, Lynne Nakano (2008) ,"Participants:", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35, eds. Angela Y. Lee and Dilip Soman, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 891-892.