Yours, Mine, and Ours? Fashion’s identity issues on the Cultural Heritage Frontier

The recognition that fashion is an expression of personal and collective identity produces inherent tensions in the notion of fashion as part of cultural heritage. The presentation will propose cultural property law as a legal framework to conceptualize and perhaps even reconcile fashion's nature as the expression of both local and global, and personal and collective identities.

Cultural appropriation in fashion: reputation and trust

The presentation will focus on the phenomenon of cultural appropriation in the fashion system. Some relevant case studies will highlight the crucial value of reputation in fashion and how this affects the way in which disputes involving cultural appropriation are dealt with.