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Federica Carlotto

Course Leader, The Art of Luxury, London

PGCHE, Regent's University London, London, 2018
MBA, Luxury Brand Management, Grenoble Graduate Business School (GGSB), France, 2015
Ph.D, Environmental Clothing Science, Bunka Gakuen University, Japan, 2010
MA, Environmental Clothing Science, Bunka Gakuen University, Japan, 2007
BA and MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice, 2002

Federica Carlotto has 10+ years’ experience in the analysis of material culture, and almost 10 years of expertise in knowledge transfer for Higher Education.

Federica has appeared as a guest speaker at conferences and workshops in Italy, UK, France, Australia, Canada, and Japan on topics such as: consumption and creation of social identity; luxury trends; place branding and luxury products; the concept of luxury; cross-cultural issues in clothing (focus on Japan and Asia); social and anthropological history of costume and fashion.

Federica is the founder of SALT, a cultural branding consultancy with focus on luxury strategy. She also collaborates on specific qualitative projects with other boutique consultancies, providing insights to companies in the luxury, fashion and beauty industry.

Scholarship grantee of the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) from 2005-2010, Federica has received her Ph.D in Fashion sociology from Bunka Gakuen University (Tokyo) and her MBA from Grenoble Graduate Business School (GGSB).

Federica Carlotto
  • Publications

    Publications

    Books 
    Carlotto, F. and McCreesh, N. (2018). Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues [ed]. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

    Carlotto, F. (2012). Western clothing and identity in modern Japan [online]. Venice: Ca’ Foscari Digital Publishing Editions. Available from: //edizionicf.unive.it/col/exp/34/ContemporaryJapan

    Chapters
    Carlotto, F. (2018). The Fashion ‘Timescape’: Historical Evolution and Contemporary
    Features. In: CARLOTTO, F. and N. MCCREESH, eds. Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 41-59.

    Carlotto, F. (2015). Métissage de styles vestimentaires. Le style andonbakama durant la perìode Meiji (1868-1912) au Japon’. In: S. CAPANEMA, Q. DELUERMOZ, M. MOLIN, M. REDON, eds. Du transfert culturel au métissage: concepts, acteurs, pratiques. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 371-385.

    Carlotto, F. (2014). Towards the emergence of mass fashion in post-war Japan: assessing the nature and extent of the American influence. In: R. CAROLI and D. BASOSI, eds. Legacies of the U.S. Occupation of Japan. Appraisals after Sixty Years. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 44-56.

    Journals
    Carlotto, F. and O’Leary, S. (2018, to be published). Designing the geography of luxury: online perceptions and entrepreneurial options. Journal of Design, Business & Society. Intellect Publishing.

    Carlotto, F. (2009). From circulation to flow. Hannerz cultural perspective and clothes. The Society for Fashion Business−Annual Journal of Studies, 14 (3), pp. 17-26.

    Carlotto, F. (2008). Made in Italy fashion. Japanese evaluate craftsmanship. The Society for Fashion Business−Annual Journal of Studies, 13 (3), pp. 31-40.

    Proceedings
    Carlotto, F. (2014). A study on the adoption of the Western clothing in the Meiji period: clothing and location of social identity [online] E'changes intellectuels Japon-Europe en Alsace: "Meiji II" (CEEJA, Centre européen d'études japonaises d'Alsace, France).

    Carlotto, F. (2012). Fashion icon or State symbol? The introduction of Western clothes and the role of the Empress in the Meiji period. In: G. AMITRANO and S. DE MAIO, eds. Nuove prospettive di ricerca sul Giappone, 34th Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies, 16-18 September, 2010, Naples. Naples: Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, pp. 105-122.

    Carlotto, F. (2009). New clothes for the Meiji Emperor. Location of social identity and yōsōka in early Meiji period Japan (1870-1890). Proceedings of the 33rd conference on Japanese studies−AISTUGIA, 24-26 September 2009, Milan, pp.119-134

    Carlotto, F. (2008). Made in Italy, Conceived in Japan. Made in Italy Fashion in Japan. Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Japanese Studies−AISTUGIA, Venice, 20-22 September 2007, pp.119-131.
  • Conferences/Lectures

    Conferences/Lectures

    Delocalisation: Consumers’ Perceptions and the Impact on the Future of Luxury (presented with Dr. Simon O’Leary), Luxury Research Conference (MRS), London (UK), September 2018.

    Grooming and Wellbeing: the Male View, MRS Speaking Evening, London (UK), July 2018.

    Mapping the Geography of Luxury: a Reflection on Place and Conspicuous Products on the Age of Globalization – 4th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places, Corfu’ (Greece), June 2017.

    The Time(s) of Fashion: A Reflection on Perceptual and Conceptual Aspects of Time in Relation to Fashion – Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College, Oxford (UK), September 2016.

    ‘Pure’ Luxury: Digital Perspectives on Luxury, Conspicuous Products, and Globalized Business Practice – In Pursuit of Luxury, Lim College, New York (USA), 2016.

    Towards the emergence of mass fashion in post-war Japan. Assessing the nature and the extent of American influence – 1952-2012: The American legacy in Japan sixty years after the Occupation, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice (Italy), September 2012.

    Sartorial Blends. Designing schoolgirls’ uniforms in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) Japan – Penser les Métissages: pratiques, acteurs, concepts, Paris (France), 2011.

    Tailoring modern identities.The adoption of Western-style uniforms in the Meiji period Japan (1868-1912) – Linguistic and cultural identity in Japan, University of Bucharest, Bucharest (Romania), 2011.

    A reading on yōsōka in the early-mid Meiji period Japan focusing on the interrelation between clothing and location of social identity – E'changes intellectuels Japon-Europe en Alsace: "Meiji II" 2010.

    Fashion icon or State symbol? The introduction of Western clothes and the role of the Empress in the Meiji period – 34th Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies, L’Orientale University, Naples (Italy), 2010.

    New clothes for the Meiji Emperor. The location of social identity and yōsōka in the early Meiji period Japan – 33rd Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies, Bicocca University, Milan (Italy), 2009.

    Double-face Japan. Clothes and Japanese identity during the first years of the Meiji period –Identity and Its Discontents, Melbourne University, Melbourne (Australia), 2008.

    Japanese performance of modernity. Western clothes and kimono in the first years of the Meiji period Japan – Bodies On Display, McCord Museum, Montreal (Canada), 2008.

    Western clothes in Edo-Meiji period Japan. A reading from Hannerz’s theory of “Cultural flows” –Fashion Business Society: 20th National congress, Sugino University, Tokyo (Japan), 2008.

    Unsuitable dress for a nation. Guatemalan ethnic dress and the formation of a national body –The Body Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK), 2008.

    Family and “Made in Italy” fashion. “Motherly Italy” theory reviewed – 22nd Conference of Fashion Sociology, Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo (Japan), 2008.

    Made in Italy, conceived in Japan. “Made in Italy” fashion in Japan – 31st Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice (Italy), 2007.

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