Dr. Ricarda Bigolin is a senior lecturer, designer and researcher and the Associate Dean of Fashion and Textiles Design, at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. The role of strategic leadership and direction of the Design discipline in the School includes a comprehensive redevelopment of all Fashion Design programs. Her approach to fashion education and research embodies a critical questioning and expanded strategies as methods to inspire ways to practice fashion. Her practice-based research explores and questions social, cultural, ethical, and political contexts of fashion production and consumption. This extends to researching outlier practices of fashion and the agency of dress, performance, and fashion bodies.