Vanessa Gerrie is a lecturer in critical studies at the School of Creative Media Production | Te Rewa o Puanga at the College of Creative Arts | Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University Wellington | Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa. She has a Ph.D. in fashion studies from Massey University, which was completed in 2020. Her background is in art history and theory, visual culture, and media studies with an emphasis on fashion and new media and how they intersect with critical theory. Her doctoral thesis titled 'Borderless fashion practice: Contemporary fashion in the metamodern age' focused on interdisciplinary fashion and the expanding borders of contemporary fashion practice. Recent journal publications include 'On metamodernism: Virgil Abloh’s borderless fashion practice' in Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion (2020) and 'The Diet Prada effect: "Call-out culture" in the contemporary fashionscape' in Clothing Cultures (2019).