The editors of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture invite submissions for a special issue on the topics of Fashion Journalism and Fashion as Communication. With the consolidation of fashion studies as an academic field, the study of fashion, dress, and costume has become a fertile ground for interdisciplinary research for scholars from communication and media studies. Media studies scholars have considered fashion, dress, and costume in relation to film and other visual media formats. Fashion journalism remains a less explored territory under media studies as an umbrella discipline. This special issue offers a unique opportunity to look at the role of journalism as a profession and as an industry key player in the context of fashion, popular communication, and consumer culture.
We welcome critical approaches to fashion journalism, ranging from new media, television, cultural studies, media and communication studies, fashion studies, and allied fields. We seek manuscripts that examine the history, politics, practices, and aesthetics of fashion journalism, engaging critically with questions of the role of fashion journalists, their function in communication and consumer culture