Founder and Editor Monica Sklar
Monica Sklar has a Ph.D. in Design-Apparel Studies from the University of Minnesota, focused on Socio-cultural and behavioral aspects of dress; 20th/21st century design history, theory, and criticism; aesthetics, innovation & creativity; retailing and consumers, with Supporting Areas of Study including: Social movements, subculture, popular music, deviance, and visual culture.
She has taught numerous college level courses in dress and retailing, worked in art and design museums/galleries in multiple capacities, done many projects in fashion and art journalism and wardrobe styling, and worked on endless retail floors.
In 2010 Monica completed her dissertation entitled Aesthetic Expressions: Punk Style in the Workplace and is completing a book about Punk Style for Berg/Bloomsbury Publishers (publication 2013). She is currently developing research and publishing projects on Anarchists of Fashion (with WT Contributor Lisa) and on Criminal Behavior and Apparel. You can follow her research on Academia.edu
Below are a some of Monica’s presentations and publications:
Sklar, M. & DeLong, M. (2013). Punk Dress in the workplace: Expression and Accommodation. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 30(4), 285-299.
Sklar, M. & Michel, L. (2012). “The punk palette: Subversion through color” in Delong, M. & Martenson, B. (Eds.) Color and Design. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
Kang, M., Sklar, M., & Johnson, K.K.P. (2011). Men at work: Using dress to create and communicate identities. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management (15)4.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Park, J., & Sklar, M. (2011). The black leather jacket. Included in the online edition of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Park, J., & Sklar, M. (2010). From renegade to regular Joe: The black leather jacket’s value for bikers. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 6(2).
Sklar, M. & DeLong, M. (2010, May). Punk dress in the workplace: Rebellion and routine at a crossroads. Paper presentation at the national meeting of the Costume Society of America, Kansas City, MO.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Sklar, M., & Park, J. (2009, April). Putting on the leathers: The identity of the black leather jacket. Paper presentation at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA.
Kang, M., Sklar, M., & Johnson, K. (2008, November). Men at work: Fashioning identities. Presentation at the International Textile and Apparel Association, Chicago, IL, (Proceedings publication upcoming).
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Sklar, M. (2008, May). Regalia for the road: Looking beyond the black leather jacket. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the Costume Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
Sklar, M. & Ghosh, S. (2005). Hot fabrics: Trend analysis and consumer reactions to thermal reactive textiles. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, USA, 62, 567.
DeLong, M., Sklar, M., Gage, K. & Park, J. (2008, March). Tough as leather: Making and imaging the 21st century biker in the black leather jacket. Paper presentation and plenary panel at the national meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Francisco, CA.
Sklar, M., Ghosh, S., & Welker, K. (2004). Consumer interest in smart textiles for the apparel market. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, USA, 61, 293.
Sklar, M. (2007, October). Modern craft and its homespun revolution. Paper presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Kansas City, MO.
Sklar, M. (2001, June 13). Dressed to ill? Balancing that perfect look with self protection. Metro Times, 24.
Sklar, M. (2000, November 1). Pretty vacant: Punk style pukes up the high priced spread. Metro Times, 20.
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