Fall 2020 – COIL Course

Fall 2020 – COIL Course


Fashion and Culture: A Global Perspective


Local Course Names:

“Global Fashion” at Bologna University Rimini Campus

” Cross Cultural Studies” at FIT/State University of NY



Prof. Simona Maria Segre Reinach

Prof. Yuniya (Yuni) Kawamura

Course Description:

This course brings together students from two institutions, Bologna University in Rimini and FIT in NY, to exchange their thoughts and ideas about fashion and culture which have been debated with much intensity in the American and European fashion industries recently. Students examine and explore how some designs are considered cultural appropriation while others are accepted as cultural appreciation. Weekly online interactions with peers from different backgrounds and countries raise their cultural awareness, and it provides them an intercultural experience and a broader view on culture and fashion.