Position: Senior Lecturer
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Faculty: Business & Management
Areas of Expertise: Contextual Studies in Luxury and Fashion; Material Culture and Identity; Luxury Brand Management; Qualitative Research
Federica Carlotto has 10 years’ experience in the analytical research of the social meanings and practices related to objects within different cultural contexts.
Federica has appeared as a guest speaker at conferences and workshops – addressing a general audience as well as a specialised one – in Italy, UK, France, Australia, Canada, and Japan. She has also gained a corporate understanding of the fashion industry by working in Sales and Event Organisation for 3 years.
Currently, Federica collaborates on ad hoc qualitative projects with boutique consultancies, and provides strategic insights to companies in the luxury, fashion and beauty industry.
Scholarship grantee of the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) from 2005-2010, Federica Carlotto has received her Ph.D. in Fashion sociology from Bunka Gakuen University (Tokyo) and her MBA in Luxury Brand Management from Grenoble Graduate Business School (GGSB).
Material culture and creation of social identity; material culture and consumption; digital social landscape and luxury perception/consumption; country branding; “country-ness” and luxury products; the concept of luxury; its social and cultural development; cross-cultural issues in clothing; social and anthropological history of costume and fashion; Japanese and Asian adoption of Western clothing
Mapping the Geographies of Luxury: a Reflection on Place and Conspicuous Products on the Age of Globalization. 4th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places. 4-7 April 2017.
The Time (s) of Fashion: A Reflection on Perceptual and Conceptual Aspects of Time in Relation to Fashion. 8th Global Conference on "Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues". Oxford, Mansfield College. 5-7 September 2016.
‘Pure’ Luxury: Digital Perspectives on Luxury, Conspicuous Products, and Globalized Business Practice – In Pursuit of Luxury 2016.
Towards the emergence of mass fashion in post-war Japan. Assessing the nature and the extent of American influence. 1952-2012: The American legacy in Japan sixty years after the Occupation. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. 3-4 May 2012.
Sartorial Blends. Designing schoolgirls’ uniforms in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) Japan. Penser les Métissages: pratiques, acteurs, concepts. Université Paris 13 Nord, Paris, France. 21-23 September 2011
Tailoring modern identities.The adoption of Western-style uniforms in the Meiji period Japan (1868-1912). Linguistic and cultural identity in Japan. University of Bucharest, Romania.4-6 March 2011.
A reading on yōsōka in the early-mid Meiji period Japan focusing on the interrelation between clothing and location of social identity. E'changes intellectuels Japon-Europe en Alsace: "Meiji II". CEEJA, Centre européen d'études japonaises d'Alsace, France. 24-26 September 2010.
Fashion icon or State symbol? The introduction of Western clothes and the role of the Empress in the Meiji period. 34thConference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies. Naples, Italy. 16-18 September 2010.
New clothes for the Meiji Emperor. The location of social identity and yōsōka in the early Meiji period Japan. 33rd Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies. Milan, Italy. 24-26 September 2009.
Double-face Japan. Clothes and Japanese identity during the first years of the Meiji period. Identity and its discontents. University of Melbourne, Australia. 27-28 November 2008.
Japanese performance of modernity. Western clothes and kimono in the first years of the Meiji period Japan. Bodies On Display. Mc Cord Museum, Montreal, Canada. 7-8 November 2008.
Western clothes in Edo-Meiji period Japan. A reading from Hannerz’s theory of “Cultural flows” Fashion Business Society: 20th National congress. Sugino University, Tōkyō, Japan. 20 September 2008
Unsuitable dress for a nation. Guatemalan ethnic dress and the formation of a national body. The Body Conference. Cardiff University, UK. 19-20 June 2008
Family and “Made in Italy” fashion. “Motherly Italy” theory reviewed 22nd Conference of fashion sociology. Tōkyō, Japan. 16 February 2008.
Made in Italy, conceived in Japan. “Made in Italy” fashion in Japan. 31st Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies. Venice, Italy. 20-22 September 2007.
Last updated: 08 January 2018