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Elif Kavakci

Elif Kavakci

Adjunct Professor

Elif Kavakci is a fashion designer and fashion theorist. She is the creative director of the modest wear label KAVAKCI COUTURE. Kavakci designs for an exclusive clientele consisting of career women, women in politics, public personalities, and diplomats. In her designs she combines elegance and modesty. Her designs are worn by influential women around the world.

Kavakci is a creative consultant for fashion brands in the United States and Turkey. She has lectured and presented papers around the globe and has been featured in international media outlets such as BBC World.

Kavakci is a columnist for the Turkish fashion and lifestyle blog Yesiltopuklar.com, a blog with over 200,000 daily reads. She is a regular contributor to Daily Sabah newspaper (online and in print).

She is pursuing her Ph.D. in aesthetic studies with a concentration in fashion and media studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include emerging media and communication, viral media, fashion and social media, fashion and technology, digital culture, identity politics, and faith and fashion.

Education

M.L.S. with concentrations in Fashion Studies and in Communication, Media and Technology, Southern Methodist University
B.S. in Business Administration, University of Texas at Dallas

Professional Experience

Fashion Designer, Creative Director, KAVAKCI COUTURE

Columnist, YesilTopuklar.com

Teaching

JOUR 2310 Fashion, Media, and Culture
JOUR 3326 Media and The Art of Fashion Design

Publications

Kavakci, E. & Kraeplin, C. (2016). Religious beings in fashionable bodies: the online identity construction of hijabi social media personalities. Media, Culture, and Society 39 (6), 850-868.

Kavakci, E. (2014) Tesettür modasının globalleşmesi ve dünya modasına etkisi. Lacivert 4.

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