Our mission



The Fashion Studies Journal (FSJ) is an activist-oriented, advocacy-driven online home for members of the global fashion studies community to congregate in solidarity. We invite submissions that go against the grain of traditional academic scholarship, from works-in-progress, to critical think pieces, to profiles written by emerging thinkers as well as seasoned academics, journalists, and practitioners. FSJ provides an eclectic editorial approach that speaks amplifies marginalized voices and honest conversations. While we welcome writing that explores any facet of the fashion system, we prioritize perspectives that are equitable, feminist, queer, and actively antiracist. We also aim to foreground the precarity of academic labor practices previously only acknowledged within whisper networks and behind closed doors. To address every issue facing the field would be impossible, but through The Fashion Studies Journal, we can support one another as a community through the shared connection of dress.


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