Trained in Britain as a women’s and menswear fashion designer, educated in art anthropology, Professor Van Dyk Lewis has practiced as a designer, illustrator, and stylist. As a fashion course and program director, he managed and steered one of the UK's foremost fashion programs into an award-winning one.
His mission is to unpack fashion meaning and apply it to industrial and societal processes. Current interest is in fashion philosophy, politics and fashion, fashion propaganda, and fashion fictions.
Anthropology of Fashion
Ethnography of Fashion Cultures (youth, music, & race)
Politics & Fashion
Art and Design Anthropology
Lewis, V.D. (2015) Treatise for Fashion Sustainable Thinking. In, Janet Hethorn, Connie Ulasewicz, (Eds.), Sustainable Fashion, What's Next? Second Edition. New York: Fairchild.
Reviewer - The Journal of the Textile Institute
Lewis's teaching philosophy privileges three things; the acquisition of studio skills, an understanding of designed objects and how humans interact with objects, and third, fostering a belief that fashion design affects human relationships and therefore the fashion designer must be responsible to the planet in all aspects of design, manufacture, marketing, and promotion.
Fashion Philosophy and Theory FSAD 6700
Fashion Collections Thesis FSAD 4770
Experimentation for Fashion Collections FSAD 3770
Fashion Graphics FSAD 1170
Empirical Research FSAD 4010
Doctoral Thesis FSAD 9990
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