Dr Petra Krpan works as a teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Department for Fashion and Clothing Design, where she teaches Fashion and New Media, Performance and Fashion, Sociology of Fashion, Fashion Theory I and Fashion Theory II. She is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary Fashion, Costume and Visual Culture (FCVC) Network together with Dr Sarah Gilligan (UK). She completed her education at the University of Zagreb, BA in Fashion Design and MA in Fashion Theory. In 2021 she completed her Ph.D. titled 'Contemporary fashion as an event: The new media and body transformations' at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and her academic research interests centre upon fashion and visual culture, the influence of media in fashion, fashion photography and film as well as fashion performance.
Her recent article explores the connection between the body and the clothing object in Dutch designer Iris van Herpen's work and she is currently working on her first book titled Contemporary Croatian Fashion Photographers from 1990 to 2020.
Contact: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb,