Anushka Tay is a fashion and cultural historian, researcher, and writer.
Research interests include: Orientalism and exoticism in costume and fashion; gender, and non-Western dress. Her theoretical work is underpinned by her background working in the theatre, and her readings of media texts are combined with careful material culture analysis of physical artefacts.
She graduated from MA Fashion Cultures at the London College of Fashion with Distinction. This degree was part-funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship, and the YLCE Study Grant. She spent one semester at Stockholm University under the Erasmus+ Study Abroad scheme. She also holds a BA (hons) in Costume and Performance Design from the Arts University College of Bournemouth (1st Class Honours).
Her Masters dissertation investigated changing perceptions and uses of the samfu suit (aka ‘Chinese Pyjamas’), for which she won several research grants including the Costume Society’s Yarwood Award, the Pasold Textiles Research Grant, and the LCF Fashion Matters Project Bursary.
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