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Federica Carlotto

Program Leader, The Art of Luxury, London

MBA, Luxury Brand Management, Grenoble Graduate Business School (GGSB), France, 2015
Ph.D, Environmental Clothing Science, Bunka Gakuen University, Japan, 2010
MA, Environmental Clothing Science, Bunka Gakuen University, Japan, 2007
BA and MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice, 2002

Federica Carlotto has 10+ years’ experience in the analysis of material culture and knowledge transfer for Higher Education.

Federica has appeared as a guest speaker at conferences and workshops in Italy, UK, France, Australia, Canada, and Japan on topics such as: consumption and creation of social identity; luxury trends; place branding and luxury products; the concept of luxury; cross-cultural issues in clothing (focus on Japan and Asia); social and anthropological history of costume and fashion. Her research outputs have been published in conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She is currently finalising a monograph on luxury brands and art collaborations for Routledge.

Federica is the founder of SALT, a cultural branding consultancy with focus on luxury strategy. She collaborates on specific qualitative projects with other boutique consultancies, providing insights to companies in the luxury, fashion and beauty industry. The latest project includes the production of intelligence about the post-pandemic luxury consumption for Versace.

Scholarship grantee of the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) from 2005-2010, Federica has received her Ph.D in Fashion sociology from Bunka Gakuen University (Tokyo) and her MBA from Grenoble Graduate Business School (GGSB).

At Sotheby's Institute, Federica has pioneered the study and education of the luxury business. She lead the Semester Program "The Art of Luxury" from 2018 to 2021. Currently, she is Program Director of the MA in Luxury Business.

Website: www.saltculturalintelligence.com

Social media: @malbfede

Federica Carlotto
  • Publications

    Publications

    Books

    Carlotto, F. and McCreesh, N. (2018). Engaging with Fashion: Perspectives on Communication, Education and Business [eds.]. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

    Carlotto, F. (2012). Vestirsi d’Occidente: abbigliamento e identità nel Giappone moderno (Western clothing and identity in modern Japan). Venice: Ca’ Foscari Digital Publishing Editions.

    Chapters

    Carlotto, F. and Tanner, A. (2020). ‘New Old Stories’: Fortnum & Mason Digital Storytelling. In: SIKARSKIE, A., ed. Storytelling in Luxury Fashion Marketing: Visual Culture and Digital Technology Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, pp. 174-189

    Carlotto, F. and McCreesh, N. (2018). Introduction. In: CARLOTTO, F., and N. McCREESH, [eds.] Engaging with Fashion: Perspectives on Communication, Education and Business [ed]. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

    Carlotto, F. (2018). The Fashion ‘Timescape’: Historical Evolution and Contemporary

    Features. In: CARLOTTO, F. and N. MCCREESH, eds. Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 41-59.

    Carlotto, F. (2015). Métissage de styles vestimentaires. Le style andonbakama durant la perìode Meiji (1868-1912) au Japon. In: CAPANEMA, S., Q. DELUERMOZ, M. MOLIN, M. REDON, eds. Du transfert culturel au métissage: concepts, acteurs, pratiques. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 371-385.

    Carlotto, F. (2014). Towards the Emergence of Mass Fashion in Post-War Japan: Assessing the Nature and Extent of the American Influence. In: R. CAROLI and D. BASOSI, eds. Legacies of the U.S. Occupation of Japan. Appraisals after Sixty Years. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 44-56.

    Journals

    Carlotto, F. and O’Leary, S. (2018). Designing the geography of luxury: online perceptions and entrepreneurial options. Journal of Design, Business & Society, 4 (2), pp. 189-227.

    Carlotto, F. (2009). From circulation to flow. Hannerz cultural perspective and clothes (orig. in Japanese). The Society for Fashion Business−Annual Journal of Studies, 14 (3), 17-26.

    Carlotto, F. (2008). Made in Italy Japanese evaluate craftsmanship (orig. in Japanese). The Society for Fashion Business−Annual Journal of Studies, 13 (3), pp. 31-40.

    Proceedings

    Carlotto, F. (2014). A study on the adoption of the Western clothing in the Meiji period: clothing and location of social identity [online] Échanges intellectuels Japon-Europe en Alsace: "Meiji II" (CEEJA, Centre européen d’études japonaises d’Alsace, France).

    Carlotto, F. (2012). Fashion icon or State symbol? The introduction of Western clothes and the role of the Empress in the Meiji period. In: G. AMITRANO and S. DE MAIO, eds. Nuove prospettive di ricerca sul Giappone, 34th Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies, Naples, 16-18 September, 2010. Naples: Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, pp. 105-122.

    Carlotto, F. (2009). New clothes for the Meiji Emperor. Location of social identity and yōsōka in early Meiji period Japan (1870-1890). Proceedings of the 33rd conference on Japanese studies−AISTUGIA, Milan, 24-26 September 2009, 119-134

    Carlotto, F. (2008). Made in Italy, Conceived in Japan. Made in Italy Fashion in Japan. Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Japanese Studies−AISTUGIA, Venice, 20-22 September 2007, 119-131.
  • Conferences/Lectures

    Conferences/Lectures

    Conference papers

    Circular Fashion Consumption: Evolving and Contrasting Temporal Features, In Pursuit of Luxury Conference 2022, Online, 27 May 2022.

    Luxury is a Matter of Time: A Social Analysis of Time and Creativity in the Luxury Fashion Industry, Cultural Histories, Creative Futures 2019 (3rd Sino-British conference), Winchester School of Art, 2019.

    Mapping the Geography of Luxury: a Reflection on Place and Conspicuous Products on the Age of Globalization, 4th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places, Corfu (Greece), 2017.

    The Time(s) of Fashion: A Reflection on Perceptual and Conceptual Aspects of Time in Relation to Fashion, Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College, Oxford (UK), 2016.

    ‘Pure’ Luxury: Digital Perspectives on Luxury, Conspicuous Products, and Globalized Business Practice, In Pursuit of Luxury, Lim College, New York (USA), 2016.

    Towards the Emergence of Mass Fashion in Post-War Japan. Assessing the Nature and the Extent of American Influence, 1952-2012: The American Legacy in Japan Sixty Years After the Occupation, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice (Italy),

    Sartorial Blends. Designing schoolgirls’ uniforms in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) Japan, Penser les Métissages: pratiques, acteurs, concepts, Université 13, Paris (France), 2010.

    Tailoring Modern Identities. The Adoption of Western-style Uniforms in the Meiji Period Japan (1868-1912), Linguistic and Cultural Identity in Japan, University of Bucharest, Bucharest (Romania), 2011.

    A Reading on Yōsōka in the Early-mid Meiji Period Japan Focusing on the Interrelation Between Clothing and Location of Social Identity, Échanges intellectuels Japon-Europe en Alsace: "Meiji II", 2010.

    Fashion Icon or State Symbol? The Introduction of Western Clothes and the Role of the Empress in the Meiji Period, 34th Conference on Japanese Studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies, L’Orientale University, Naples (Italy),

    New Clothes for the Meiji Emperor. The Location of Social Identity and Yōsōka in the Early Meiji Period Japan, 33rd Conference on Japanese Studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies, Bicocca University, Milan (Italy), 2009.

    Double-face Japan. Clothes and Japanese Identity During the First Years of the Meiji Period, Identity and Its Discontents, Melbourne University, Melbourne (Australia), 2008.

    Japanese Performance of Modernity. Western Clothes and Kimono in the First Years of the Meiji Period Japan, Bodies On Display, McCord Museum, Montreal (Canada), 2008.

    Western Clothes in Edo-Meiji Period Japan. A Reading from Hannerz’s Theory of “Cultural flows”, Fashion Business Society: 20th National Congress, Sugino University, Tokyo (Japan), 2008.

    Unsuitable Dress for a Nation. Guatemalan Ethnic Dress and the Formation of a National Body, The Body Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK), 2008.

    Family and “Made in Italy” Fashion. “Motherly Italy” Theory Reviewed, 22nd Conference of Fashion Sociology, Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo (Japan), 2008.

    Made in Italy, Conceived in Japan. “Made in Italy” Fashion in Japan, 31st Conference on Japanese studies AISTUGIA−Italian Association for Japanese Studies. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice (Italy), 2007.

    Public speaking

    The Art Business Podcast, hosted by Dr. David Bellingham. Guest speaker, 28 October 2022

    Panel organiser and host, Luxury Forward Series: Products, Platforms, and Practices with Emma Paleschi (Sotheby’s), Benoit Pagotto (RTFKT), Vanessa Jacobs (The Restory), Sotheby’s Institute of Art (online), 17 June 2022

    British Luxury in a Digital World Panelist with Sacha Rose (Derek Rose) and Adam White (Factory Design), Parsons Executive Education London Residency, 16 May 2022

    A Socio-cultural Point of View on Retail, Instagram Live on Luxury Retail with Dr. Ghalia Boustani, 8 June 2021 youtube.com/watch?v=p1ELPUXx4uY

    Panelist for the conference InPursuit of Luxury - Luxury in the Age of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, May 2021

    Lusso e luogo: valori umani ed eccellenza territoriale [Luxury and Place: Human Values and Territorial Excellence] LUXRE, The Luxury Rental Event, Virtual Conference, 15-16 May 2021. Press coverage: ifdm.design/2021/04/29/an-event-to-talk-about-luxury-rentals.

    The Cultural Capital of Luxury Brands, Masterclass, “Fashion and Luxury Law Course” by TAILORED, 25 February 2021

    In Pursuit of Luxury- What next? (panellist), Virtual Symposium, 10 December 2020

    Fashion as a Walking Artform (panellist), Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries, June 2019

    The future of Luxury (panel moderation), Sotheby’s Institute of Art, April 2019

    Art and Luxury: where is the relationships headed? (event organisation), Sotheby’s Institute of Art, April 2019

    “Working with influencers: the importance of authenticity” (panel), The Masterclass for Fast Growth Luxury Companies – the Luxpreneurs (The Luxury Law Summit), April 2019

    “Delocalisation: Consumers’ Perceptions and the Impact on the Future of Luxury” (presented with Dr. Simon O’Leary), Luxury Research Conference (Market Research Society), September 2018

    “Grooming and Wellbeing: the Male View”, Market Research Society Speaking Evening, July 2018

    Beauty: Connected (panellist and event organisation), Regent’s University, London, November 2017

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