Luxury Studies (Journal)

The In Pursuit of Luxury Journal

ISSN 26351609 , ONLINE ISSN 26351617

As a term which has made its way into everyday language, the idea of luxury has secured a place in contemporary society. Luxury Studies: The In Pursuit of Luxury Journal explores the many issues and debates surrounding the idea of luxury as a historical and contemporary phenomenon, both critically and commercially.



Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com

Luxury Studies: The In Pursuit of Luxury Journal (IPOL) will provide invaluable insight into the luxury supply chain, enhancing the impact of research in the area of luxury. The accumulation of new knowledge generated from the journal will have direct impact on how luxury is defined and will contribute to the understanding of a wide range of issues both academic and industry related. 

Authors will be drawn from a broad range of national and international disciplines. Their voices will contribute to a structured knowledge exchange. An exchange of knowledge and experiences between academics and industry will happen internationally. Sharing experiences between multi- and transdisciplinary theory and practice provides an innovative approach to understanding the luxury market, how it operates and the impact it has on global 'communities'.

Academic communities will benefit through increased access to knowledge provided by and about industry partners – something that is often challenging due to the closed nature of industry practice. This access will provide hands on experience in better understanding the ways in which industry operates creating added value through engagement.

Communities from industry will benefit from academic engagement and input through the sharing of diverse theoretical and in some cases practical experience. Differing approaches to research methodologies – new knowledge – will be shared, discussed and disseminated through the journal and more broadly through the IPOL network.

Though shared dialogue between academics and industry practitioners an impact can be made in the luxury sector bringing about change in the luxury supply chain in the form of new more democratic models that promote the circular economy, sustainability and fair practices in employment.  

 


Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com

Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com

Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com


Luxury is a constantly changing idea that provokes much debate. Whether rooted in the manufacturing techniques developed during the eighteenth century or the emergence of the kinds of digital processes that impact on design, craftsmanship and production today, certain constants remain in how we perceive and define luxury. Technology continues to influence our lives and decision-making processes. Circular economic models address the need to be aware of the impact of our actions on the production of goods and services. Data driven information informs and enhances our understanding of the customer and can provide goods and services to address their individual needs. This is in stark contrast to mass produced products and ‘services’ which – through global portals – contradict the very nature of luxury, with its emphasis on the unique, the bespoke and the singular, over mass consumption. 

It could be said that the roles of manufacturing and craftsmanship are, and remain, critical components of how luxury is defined. But is the impact of digital technologies changing our very understanding of what luxury means today? Should the notion of luxury be adapted/re-examined? If so, what form should luxury take in terms of reflecting and reacting to continued advancements in technological processes, opportunities and services? Current concerns that need addressing include consumption, waste and the impact of our actions on the planet, health and well-being, equality and change. An emphasis on corporate social responsibility has enabled the tracking and tracing of finished goods and the materials used in their construction, including their environmental impact and the well-being of those involved in production. As the industry becomes more transparent, can luxury continue to remain beyond scrutiny? 

Submissions

We welcome contributions from scholars from all disciplines and from practitioners from all segments of luxury including but not limited to fashion, jewellery, hospitality, architecture, automotive, technology and aviation.

We are now accepting full papers (5000–7000 words) for the journal, and also welcome book, exhibition and conference reviews. These should be prepared using Intellect House Style, which is available to download from https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-editors-and-contributors. All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

All submissions should be sent via the ‘Submit’ link on the journal webpage (https://www.intellectbooks.com/luxury-studies), which will direct to the IPOL manuscript submissions system. Please contact the editors for any additional questions or information. 

Call for papers deadlines

Issue 1:1: Call for papers closed

Issue 1:2: Call for papers open – Theme: Crafting Luxury

Issue 2:1: Call for papers open – General Submissions

Issue 2:2 Call for papers open – Theme: Gaming

 

Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com

Editorial Board

Mark Beecroft
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Sheena Calvert
University of the Arts London, UK

Federica Carlotto
Regent’s University, UK

Jessica Clark
Brock University, Canada

Louis-Félix Communeau
Independent scholar, UEA

Fabian Faurholt Csaba
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Eunice Geustyn
Ruth Prowse School of Art, South Africa

Jacqui Jenkins
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Karan Khurana
Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Riley Kucheran
Ryerson University, Canada

Nigel Lezama
Brock University, Canada

Jay McCauley Bowstead
London College of Fashion, UK

Jean-Marc Pelletier
Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design, Japan

Lucas Rubin
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA

Joanne Roberts
Winchester Luxury Research Group, UK

Else Skjold
Copenhagen Business School and Design School Kolding, Denmark

Advisory Board

Christopher Berry
University of Glasgow, UK

Bijou Abiola
Director of Consumer Insight & Strategy, L’Oreal Luxe, USA

John Armitage
Winchester Luxury Research Group, UK

Mark Bloomfield
University of Hertfordshire and electrobloom, UK

Helen Brocklebank
CEO Walpole, UK

Maria Grachvogel
Designer, UK

Catherine Jobling
COO All Saints, UK

Karinna Nobbs
Hot Second, UK

Patrick Mathieu
PATRICKMATHIEU Recherche & Conseil, France

Sundar Padmanaban 
Chief Data Officer/Head of Technology, Ripe.io, USA

Philippe Soussand
SOUSSAND ASSOCIATES LLC, USA

Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com

Principal Editors

Shaun Borstrock
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.borstrock@herts.ac.uk

Veronica Manlow
Brooklyn College, USA
veronica.manlow@gmail.com

First Associate Editor

Chiara Colombi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
chiara.colombi@polimi.it

Second Associate Editor

Silvio Carta
University of Hertfordshire, UK
s.carta@herts.ac.uk

Reviews Editor

Kenneth Appiah-Nimo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
kenkwekunimo@gmail.com

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