Identity and Fashion

Guest lecture with Eugene Rabkin

On the occasion of Pitti Uomo 103, fashion critic Eugene Rabkin has been invited as a special guest lecturer probing questions influencing our senses of identity and how they relate to fashion. A focus of his discussion is on genderless clothing styles, in addition to the trend of cultural appropriation that we observe today. 

Along with examining the principles of identity from multiple sources, Eugene Rabkin's guest lecture promises to dive deep and explore how each factor affects our understanding of fashion in this era.

Guest lecture

Date and time: Thu, Jan 12, 2023, 12:00 PM (Italy time)
Location: Polimoda, Villa Favard, via Curtatone 1, Florence
Room: Aula magna

Eugene Rabkin

Eugene Rabkin is a fashion and culture journalist and the founder of StyleZeitgeist, a media platform supporting the creative avant-garde since 2006. He has contributed articles to the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Highsnobiety, 032C, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, Them magazine in Japan and the Haaretz newspaper in Israel. He currently lives in New York City.

"I fell in love with fashion as a means of self-expression. What do clothes mean? What's the meaning of what you're wearing? It always means something. And I think even if people are trying very hard to not project anything, they still do. And to me has been always the most fascinating thing."

Eugene Rabkin