Vicki Karaminas, Professor of Fashion

Vicki Karaminas, Professor of Fashion

Deputy Director of Doctoral Research

Professor Vicki Karaminas examines the relationship between contemporary fashion and culture as a barometer of social change. Her area of expertise is in gender and sexuality, the nexus between fashion and art and philosophies of the body. She is the co-creator of the niche fashion label OPUS 9 (with Justine Taylor).

  • Expertise

    Fashion and digital media, gender and sexuality, fashion and art, subcultural style, contemporary fashion, philosophies of fashion and the body.

  • Research Highlights

    Karaminas, V and Geczy, A, Fashions Double. Representations of Fashion in Photography, Painting and Film, London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

    Karaminas, V and Geczy, A. Queer Style, London: Bloomsbury, 2013.

    Karaminas, V and Geczy, A (eds) Fashion and Art, London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

    Karaminas, V and Johnson Woods, T, Shanghai Street Style, Bristol and Chicago: Intellect, 2011.

  • Qualifications

    Diploma of Photography and Graphic Design (School of Visual Arts)
    BA Soc. Sci. (University of Technology, Sydney)
    Ph.D (University of Technology, Sydney)

  • Professional Affiliations

    President and Chair of Fashion, Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
    Editor, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
    Associate Editor, Fashion, Style and Popular Culture
    Associate Editor, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion
    Editorial Board, Fashion Theory, The Journal of Dress and the Body
    Editorial Board, International Journal of Fashion Studies

  • Supervision

    Vanessa Gerrie
    Fashion as Installation in an Age of the Runway Spectacle

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Advisor: Catherine Bagnall

     

    Katherine Hardy Bernal
    The Lolita Subculture: A Worldwide Phenomenon

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Dr. Patricia Thomas

     

    Lundy Alison

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas

     

    Yen Kanh Nguyen
    Communication Investigation: Perception and Awareness of Autism in Vietnam

    In-progress

    Primary Supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Lynne Ciochetto

     

    Annette O'Sullivan
    Historic stenciling on New Zealand sheep stations

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Claire Robinson

     

    Dinah Vincent
    Dressmaking in New Zealand, 1945 to 1965

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Dr. Bronwyn Labrum
    Co-supervisor: Dr. Caroline Campbell