About the Editors




Laura Snelgrove, Editor-in-Chief

Laura was among the founding editors of FSJ back when it was a student publication of the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons School of Design. She’s hung on ever since, while continuing to write, research, edit, and sometimes teach in the field in New York and, since 2015, Montreal. Laura is interested in how fashion can be a tool to probe injustice and write new narratives about the world we want to see. Becoming a parent kicked off her interest in the intersections of fashion and motherhood, which is now the focus of her own research and writing. laura@fashionstudiesjournal.org



Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., Deputy Editor

Anthony is an educator and fashion scholar based out of Brooklyn, NY. He holds a master’s degree in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park. Having worked for much of his adult life as a visual artist, Anthony has an extensive exhibition history, has been awarded four permanent public art commissions, and is in the collections of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, the University of West Virginia, and the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Anthony’s interests revolve around the roles popular culture and social media play within contemporary society and the fashion/creative industry at large. He is currently on faculty at Parsons School of Design, and also serves as Content Editor at The Fashion and Race Database. You can learn more about Anthony on his website, Instagram, and LinkedIn page. anthony@fashionstudiesjournal.org




Destinee Forbes, Editor

Destinee Forbes is a writer, digital content producer, and arts marketing professional based in New York. Destinee graduated with her BA in Art History in 2017 from Barnard College, Columbia University and in 2018 she received her MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her interest and specialties include: modern & contemporary art with an emphasis on photography and visual culture, fashion and dress as it relates to identity, and popular culture. Destinee believes strongly in providing and creating space for artists, cultural producers, and creative practitioners of color to show and tell their story. Destinee has experience working across the arts sector from non-profit organizations, arts museums, and working directly with artists. Destinee has worked at The Laundromat Project, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and currently works as Marketing Coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. destinee@fashionstudiesjournal.org



Sara Idacavage, Editor

Sara Idacavage is an archivist, educator, and writer who specializes in finding ways to connect people to fashion history through humor and interdisciplinary perspectives. She holds a master’s degree in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from The University of Georgia. Sara is currently a doctoral student in the Polymer, Fiber, and Textile Sciences program at UGA, where her research examines how historical practices and perspectives can be used to enhance modern efforts towards a more sustainable fashion system. In the past, she managed the Parsons Fashion Study Collection and taught courses at the Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. You can learn more about Sara on her Instagram, website, and LinkedIn page.  sara@fashionstudiesjournal.org



Natalie Nudell, Editor

Associate editor and peer-reviewer, Natalie Nudell, is a historian and curator of fashion and textiles, with research interests including: the war-time and post-WWII American fashion industry, its corporate culture, gender, labor, and the Fashion Calendar. Natalie is a faculty member, teaching about the history of fashion and textiles, in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY in New York City. She wrote and produced the forthcoming feature documentary Calendar Girl (2019), and was a co-curator and exhibition designer for “Runway Moments: New York Fashion Week,” held at the 80WSE Gallery in New York (2014). Her scholarly contributions include the essay, “Ruth Finley’s Fashion Calendar” in The Hidden History of American Fashion, edited by Nancy Deihl (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2018). Natalie holds an MA in Visual Culture and Costume Studies from New York University and a BA(Hons) in History from Concordia University, Montreal. natalie@fashionstudiesjournal.org



Olivia Warschaw, Editor

Olivia is a researcher of contemporary dress & the Librarian for Fashion & Textiles at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She holds an M.A. in Costume Studies and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the dual-degree program hosted by New York University & Long Island University where her thesis, “‘Disney Fans Are Their Own Breed’: An Exploration of DisneyBound” examined ways in which fashion and fandom intersect. Olivia is a co-vice moderator of the Art Libraries Society of North America’s “Fashion, Textile, and Costume Librarians” special interest group and a member of Bloomsbury Publishing’s Visual and Performing Arts advisory board. Her research interests include casual cosplay & geek fashion and the intersection of mid-20th century women’s dress & sports fandom.
olivia@fashionstudiesjournal.org




Kelsey Presley, Editor

Kelsey is a researcher and recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Fashion Business program. She was a Collections Manager at Columbia’s Fashion Study Collection from 2019-2020, and she recently curated an online exhibit for her alma mater, “Fashion in Crisis: Sartorial Resilience in the 1930s.” She is currently exploring new topics of research and developing a website to share her work. kelsey@fashionstudiesjournal.org





Advisory Board

Lauren Downing Peters, Co-Founder

Lauren is a founding editor of FSJ. In August 2018, she was appointed Assistant Professor in the Fashion Studies Department at Columbia College Chicago where she’s presently kickstarting an inclusive design program. Prior to joining Columbia, Lauren was a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University and a member of the first cohort of the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons School of Design. Her doctoral dissertation, “Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder: Fashioning the Fat, Female Body in American Fashion Media in the Age of Standardization, 1915-1930,” traces the emergence of the "stoutwear" industry during the interwar period and situates fat, female body as a media construct. The most interesting thing about her is her one-eyed cat, Lemon. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing and research over at her website.



Tessa Maffucci

Tessa Maffucci is a researcher and educator based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She holds a master’s degree in Fashion Studies and Digital Humanities from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York and a bachelor’s degree from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her research focuses on fashion and digital media, with a strong interest in material culture and identity. She is the recipient of the Made in NYC Fellowship (2018-2019), working on an ongoing digital humanities project about labor and making in New York's Garment Center. She collaborated with Dr. Eugenia Paulicelli on the development of the Fabric of Cultures research and pedagogical lab and also developed The NYC Fashion Index, a collaborative digital humanities project mapping the distribution of New York Fashion Week using data from Instagram's API. Her writing has appeared in publications including Architectural Digest, Whitehot Magazine and The Bensonhurst Review. She currently teaches fashion history and theory at Pratt Institute. Check out Tessa's website, Instagram, and Twitter.




Issue 13 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Politics
Issue 12 ︎︎︎ Border Garments: Fashion, Feminisms, & Disobedience

Issue 11 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Digital Engagement
Issue 10 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Partnership

Issue 9 ︎︎︎ Fall 2021

Issue 8 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Mental Health

Issue 7 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Motherhood

Issue 6 ︎︎︎ Fall 2020

Issue 5 ︎︎︎ The Industry

Issue 4 ︎︎︎ Summer 2017

Issue 3 ︎︎︎ Spring 2017

Issue 2 ︎︎︎ Winter 2016

Issue 1 ︎︎︎ Fall 2016


Issue 11 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Digital Engagement


Issue 10 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Partnership


Issue 9 ︎︎︎ Fall 2021


Issue 8 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Mental Health


Issue 7 ︎︎︎ Fashion & Motherhood


Issue 6 ︎︎︎ Fall 2020


Issue 5 ︎︎︎ The Industry


Issue 4 ︎︎︎ Summer 2017


Issue 3 ︎︎︎ Spring 2017


Issue 2 ︎︎︎ Winter 2016


Issue 1 ︎︎︎ Fall 2016