Dr. Djurdja Bartlett is Senior Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. She has widely published and lectured on the theme of fashion during socialism and post-socialism. Bartlett is author of FashionEast: The Spectre that Haunted Socialism, and editor of the volume on East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus in the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
Funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship grant, Bartlett’s new research project took her to seven countries - Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Russia – with the aim of exploring previously unrecorded, dress-mediated discourse between East Central European and Russian fashion, and its western counterpart throughout the 20th century to the present day. From that historical and comparative analysis, this research investigates how fashion adjusted to, but also influenced, social, political, cultural and aesthetic movements. The main outcome of this project will be Bartlett’s new book Fashion Travels across Europe: the Real and Imaginary Geographies, 1912-2012.
Bartlett is also Coordinator of the Fashion Media and Imagery Research Hub at the London College of Fashion, in which capacity she co-organized a conference – Fashion Media: Yesterday Today Tomorrow, published as an edited book, Fashion Media: Past and Present.
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