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Louisa Rogers is a lecturer in fashion communication at Northumbria University with an interest in security studies, fashion and digital cultures. Her current research focus is on representations of surveillance, technology and militarism in fashion contexts.

She runs Trendlistr Vintage, a retail e-commerce brand, and completed the Cambridge University Institute for Sustiainability Leadership Accelerator programme in 2020.

She is also a founding committee member of Colour Collective UK, a not-for-profit organization that promotes colour education through multidisciplinary workshops and lectures that incorporate neuroscience, visual culture, art history and psychology.

Research interests

Her research interests examine the intersections of fashion and security, including, but not limited to:

  • Surveillance and wearable technology
  • Militarism in fashion and design
  • Fashion trends and moral panic
  • Meme culture, conspiracies and representations of gender
  • TikTok trends
  • War and politics in fashion advertising

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Design Studies, MRes, Styling Securitization: Assessing the Aesthetic Modes of Risk and Surveillance in Contemporary Fashion Photography, Northumbria University


Award Date: 6 Dec 2023

Business Studies, External Verified Award, Sustainable Fashion Accelerator, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 17 Dec 2020

Business andManagement Studies, MA, Arts, Business & Creativity, Newcastle University

1 Sept 201517 Dec 2016

Award Date: 17 Dec 2016

Fashion, BA (Hons), Fashion Photography, London College of Fashion

Award Date: 1 Aug 2015

External positions

Colour Collective UK

31 Mar 2001 → …


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