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How our clothes tell stories

Shortt, Harriet


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Harriet Shortt
Associate Professor in Organisation Studies


Clothes, our wardrobe, style, fashion, dress and the uniforms we wear all say something about who we are,
what we are into, who we work for or what groups we want to belong to. This talk explores how our clothes tell stories, what we wear at work and why, and what role clothes have in ‘fashioning’ our sense of identity. Amongst other things, we’ll look at how Kate Middleton’s clothes embody a brand, how an international bank tried to control their employee’s work wear, and what McDonald’s workers really wear under their uniforms…


Shortt, H. (2019, March). How our clothes tell stories. Presented at How Our Clothes Tell Stories, Ralph Allen School, Bath, England

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name How Our Clothes Tell Stories
Conference Location Ralph Allen School, Bath, England
Start Date Mar 19, 2019
End Date Mar 19, 2019
Acceptance Date Mar 19, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Ralph Allen School, Bath: Guest Lecture