Meaning of StyleSemester Course

The Meaning of Style, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Fashion Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

What do clothes say and how do we interpret them? Today, fashion is essential in the communication and creation of identities. We use dress to express our individuality or to fit into a community. Sub-cultures have specific looks, some clothes are highly controversial, and fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry. Based in Scandinavia’s fashion capital, this class explores the world of fashion and the ways meaning is ascribed to clothing.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Gender Studies


Anders Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Mag. (History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Research focused on cultural history and visual culture. Teaches Meaning of Style, which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement and staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.


Jeppe Ugelvig

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Jeppe Ugelvig is a curator, critic and historian. BA Communication, Curation, Criticism at Central Saint Martins and MA in Curatorial Studies at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Jeppe’s writing has appeared in Frieze, parallax, ArtReview, Afterall, Flash Art International, SpikeMousse and LEAP, amongst many others. He is the former editor of DANSK Magazine and functions as the contributing editor of Wallet. Jeppe has staged exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, Berlin, London, Ramallah and Copenhagen. His first art historical book, Fashion Work: 25 Years of Art in Fashion is forthcoming in 2020. With DIS since 2019.