Sara Skillen

PhD Student – Fashion Studies (2013 - 2018)

Sara Skillen is currently not affiliated to the department.

Background

Sara Skillen is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Fashion Studies, Department of Media Studies. In 2011 she completed an MA in History of Design and Material Culture at Brighton University. Before starting her PhD research at Stockholm University, Sara worked in the London fashion business at Elle and Wallpaper magazines, and for milliners Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones.

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Research Interests

Particular areas of research interest include mid-late twentieth century design, particularly history of dress and costume, and the material culture of fashion, as well as fashion dissemination and consumption, fashion media and image making, and the construction of dress history narratives through personal memory and identity.

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