Ann-Sofie Back Interview

Ann-Sofie Back, Fall/Winter 2004. Tweed fold hat, and “sad shirt in spandex.”

Fashion Theory just published an interview I conducted with the designer Ann-Sofie Back in its December issue (Volume 11, issue 4). The interview came out of Fashion Projects’ long-standing interest in the designer’s work, which started with Patty Chang’s interview with Back in our first issue.

For those who are not already familiar, Fashion Theory is an academic journal on fashion as an interdisciplinary area of studies. It’s published quarterly by Berg and was started in 1997 by Valerie Steele, who is currently the director and chief curator of the Museum at FIT. The only journal of its kind, it is an indispensable resource for fashion scholars and students. It is generally available in academic libraries and/or via Ingenta and other online academic indexes (which are accessible free of charge through subscribing libraries). Individual subscriptions are also available through the Berg website. There is currently a promotional sale going on and it might be a good time to subscribe if you are interested in fashion curation, as there are two special issues coming up on the topic—one edited by Valerie Steele and the other by Alistair O’Neil, who is a freelance curator, author and head of the BA in fashion history and theory at Saint Martins.