The course examines fashion history and its theorizing with a view to exploring the Caribbean Fashion Industry (CFI) as a sector of the region’s cultural/creative industries and examines its potential as a catalyst for socio-economic development of the region.  Students will be introduced in detail to the CFI’s trends, horizontal and vertical linkages and other peculiarities of this industry as well as uncover its relation to the other cultural industries of the Caribbean.  The course combines cutting-edge innovative teaching methods around film, field/site visits and exposure to practitioners bringing together specific and general elements of the fashion industry, while raising questions about Caribbean fashion, its history, theorizing, and industrialization.