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  • Emily Huggard

    Assistant Professor of Fashion Communication

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    huggarde@newschool.edu

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    Emily Huggard

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    Emily Huggard is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Communication at Parsons School of Design and author of the book Communicating Fashion Brands: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.

    Her research explores the definition of brand experience in the epoch of post-consumer­ism and post-digital, the changing ideologies of luxury, and the use of installation art as a brand experience tool. She holds an MA in Strategic Fashion Marketing from London College of Fashion. Emily continues her practice as a brand consultant, strengthened by over 13 years of experience developing strategic fashion communication, marketing and brand strategies across the luxury, menswear and eyewear sectors. She has worked with brands such as Cutler and Gross, Victoria Beckham, COS, Tomorrowland and Maison Kitsuné in developing press, content, influencer and social strategy; and managing retail and non-retail brand experiences; prod­uct and creative collaborations.

    She has held past academic roles at London College of Fashion and the University of Westminster.

    Websites:
    www.communicatingfashion.com


    Degrees Held

    MA Strategic Fashion Marketing
    London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom

    Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication
    University of the Arts, London, United Kingdom 

    Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Business Administration
    University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada


    Recent Publications

    Huggard, E. and Cope J. (2019) (Eds.) Communicating Fashion Brands: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. London: Routledge.
    The book utilizes social, consumer and cultural theory, and frameworks rooted in psychology, sociology and economics, as mechanisms to analyze and deconstruct communication strategies used by fashion brands.


    Performances and Appearances

    Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

    ‘Brand experience in non-retail spaces: A fashion industry perspective’, Fashion Marketing Consumption Discourse Colloquium, Regent’s University, London, United Kingdom

    Exploring the enterprise orientations of Detroit fashion start-ups’, The International Art of Management & Organization Conference, Bled, Slovenia

    Conferences and Symposia

    ‘Social Innovation in Luxury’, Moderator and chair, Betaworks Studios, New York, NY, 2020                            

    ‘Changing the Materiality of Luxury’, Co-organizer, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2019

    Media Interviews

    ‘Air Jordans for Charity? Channeling sneaker mania into change’, The Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2020.           

    ‘Have we experienced our last fashion week’, Glossy, May 1, 2020. 


    Research Interests

    brand experience; luxury; luxury ideologies; marketing


    Current Courses

    Core 1

    Core 1 (Spring 2021)

    Fashion Public Relations

    Fashion Public Relations (Spring 2021)

    Professional Practices

    Professional Practices (Spring 2021)

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