Fashion has often been studied from a cultural or costume history perspective. This minor aims to highlight other important aspects of fashion and focuses on the fashion industry. The main objective of this minor is to gain insight into the business, historical, cultural economic and media dimensions of the fashion industry and the importance of fashion for the global and local economy. It delves into the history of fashion companies and intermediaries, the economic characteristics of the fashion products and its markets, and fashion media and communication, including new media. Students will thus study past and recent developments in the fashion industry. They will gain a historical, business, economic and media perspective of the fashion industry through a mix of lectures, seminars, guest lecturers and field trips.