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Alexis co-founded the Fashion Research Network (FRN) in 2013. Based in London, the FRN is a collaborative venture that promotes the work of PhD and early career researchers in fashion and dress studies. Recognising the interdisciplinarity of these fields, the FRN provides a space for meeting, discussion and collaboration for researchers with a range of backgrounds, including fashion design or business, history, art history, economics, anthropology, psychology, gender studies, cultural studies and philosophy. It seeks to reinvigorate the relationship between contemporary, practice-based and historical studies. The varied approaches of FRN’s participants to these constantly evolving fields have led to discussions about not only fashion research but the nature of fashion or dress itself.

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