Our Programs

We aren't your typical academic or professional organization. Through an array of both public and private programming, we seek to better our community, build networks, facilitate new ways of thinking and provide opportunities for our members. Have an idea for an event? Get in touch.



Our research workshops are a way for both young and established scholars to present their works-in-progress, while our professional development and continuing education workshops provide support for educators and practitioners.

conferences & Colloquia

Fashion is often framed as a broken system. Through our annual conferences and research colloquia, our goal is to elevate new ways to address old problems, while also working to define the American field of fashion studies.



Our networking events run the gamut — from book launches, to happy hours, to our Fashion & Spinach dinners, we aim to bridge the institutional divide and bolster the fashion studies community in New York City and beyond. 


As the sociologist Joanne Entwistle famously observed, "Human bodies are dressed bodies." With this sentiment in mind, FSA seeks partnerships with charitable organizations that have design and/or clothing-based initiatives.

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Through our partnership with The Fashion Studies Journal (FSJ), we provide a platform for our members to publish their research and to keep abreast of the latest work being done by their peers.

FSJ is always accepting proposals and inquiries for longform research essays, critical think pieces, reviews and personal essays. Have a pitch? Write to us.

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Become a Member


Annual membership is $55 per calendar year. Members receive discounts on all fee-based workshops and symposia, access to members-only events, a subscription to FSA’s bi-annual newsletter and are eligible to join our public database of professionals available for consultation.

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