Flavia Loscialpo, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Fashion and MA Coordinator at Solent Southampton University, UK, where she also leads the Research Cluster in Fashion. She is specialized in curation, philosophy of language, aesthetics, and fashion theory, and has published internationally on deconstruction, memory and the fashion cycle, Japanese fashion and Utopian movements.
Through her curatorial practice and research, Flavia has collaborated with several institutions, among which the Barbican Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London College of Fashion. She co-curated Drawing and the Body (2011), an exchange exhibition between London College of Fashion and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden, and Flight: Drawing Interpretations (2013), a collaborative project between London College of Fashion and the National Gallery, London. Her recent research focuses on avant-gardes in art, design and fashion, and on the transformation of the fashion image in the digital age.
It was a great privilege to have our students interact with her on how the relationship between research, theory and creative practice informs her work as cultural theorist and curator. The session also emphasized on how the connection of theory and practice is a main priority of teaching fashion students.
The mission of Southampton Solent University is the pursuit of inclusive and flexible forms of higher education which meet the needs of employers and prepare students to succeed in a fast-changing competitive world, an idea Pearl Academy firmly believes in too.