Patterson-Ooi, Amber

La Trobe University

With a background in arts and cultural event management, Amber Paterson-Ooi is currently a student of Anthropology at La Trobe University. Her research interests include trans-nationalism, embodiment, and power dynamics. Specifically, she is curious about how these areas intersect with identity formation and expression of self through material culture. 


  • Articles
    Introduction In the elite space of Haute Couture, fashion is presented through a theatrical array of dynamics—the engagement of specific bodies performing for select audiences in highly curated spaces. Each element is both very precise in its objectives and carefully selected for impact. In this way, the production of Haute Couture makes itself accessible to only a...Read more