Dr. Mila Burcikova
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mila’s research interests encompass the human dimension of fashion. Her current research focuses on emotional durability of clothing and the relationship between fashion and utopia. Mila works across a range of research and knowledge exchange projects, with an emphasis on micro and small fashion businesses that offer alternatives to the current fashion system. Her PhD Mundane Fashion: Women, Clothes and Emotional Durability investigated emotional durability of clothing through the lens of a designer-maker practice. She recently guest-edited the special issue of the journal Utopian Studies (Penn State University Press) entitled Utopia and Fashion.
Conde Nast, The Sustainable Fashion Glossary
Burcikova, Mila (2019). One Dress: Shaping Fashion Futures through Utopian Thinking. Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, 11 (3). pp. 328-345.
Burcikova, Mila (2019) Mundane Fashion: Women, Clothes and Emotional Durability. PhD thesis, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.
Burcikova, Mila (2018) Fashion in Utopia, Utopia in Fashion. Utopian Studies: The Journal of the Society for Utopian Studies, 28 (3). pp. 381-397.
Burcikova, Mila (2017) Satisfaction matters: design that learns from users' sensory and emotional responses to clothing. In: PLATE: Product Lifetimes and the Environment. Research in Design Series, 9 (9). IOS Press Books, pp. 60-64.
Burcikova, Mila (2017) REDO Experience. Envisioning clothes that can stand the test of time. In: REDO - Cumulus REDO Conference Proceedings. Design School Kolding, pp. 330-350.