Ingrid Mida

Fashion Research Collection Co-ordinator

BA University of Waterloo

MA Ryerson University

Phone: 416-979-5000

Ex. 3214

Office: 

KHW 66

Email: 

ingrid.mida@ryerson.ca

Curator, dress historian, artist, art historian, author and photographer are all terms I have used to describe myself. The common thread is that all these explorations are linked through fashion. I do what I love and love to share what I know in the classroom, in the lecture hall, in the Fashion Research Centre, on social media, and in my book and articles. My book "The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion" is intended to help young scholars explore the rich potential of dress artifacts. I am currently working on my PhD at York University on the intersection of fashion and art in the museum. 

Recent Professional Projects

"The Enchanting Spectacle of Fashion in the Museum" My PhD dissertation project is a philosophical analysis of the role of aesthetics in exhibiting fashion in the museum.

Publications & Exhibitions

Lead author of The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

“Fashion + Curatorial Practice” in Die Mediatät der Mode edited by Dr. Rainer Wenrich, Transcript Press, 2015.

“A Gala Performance Tutu” in Dress Vol. 42.1 (2016): 35-47.

“The Enchanted Spectacle of Fashion in the Museum" in Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style 4.2 (2015): 47-70.

"Animating the Body in Museum Exhibitions of Fashion and Dress" in Dress 41.1 (2015): 37-51.

“Lanvin” in Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style, 5.1 (2016).

“Dries Van Noten: Inspirations” in The Journal of Curatorial Studies 5.1 (2016).

"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" in Clothing Cultures 3.1 (2016).

"Fashion Victims, The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the Nineteenth Century" in Dress 41.1 (2015).

Program Streams: 

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design

MA Fashion