When I first started looking for resources to help me think well about fashion theology back in 2012, I was surprised at how little I could find in libraries or online. One of the few gems I did come across, however, was this Cardus piece by a Ph.D candidate named Bob Covolo. In it, Covolo gives an introduction to thinking about fashion from a theologically and academically rigorous perspective.
What I didn’t know at the time is that this same rigor is a trademark of all of Covolo’s scholarly work, which centers around fashion theory and theology. Nor did I have any way of knowing that in the next few years, I would read every bit of Covolo’s writing that I could get my hands on, be given the privilege of interviewing him for Christianity Today and end up sharing lunch with him at his home in Long Beach.
That’s all to say, I’m a fan of this man’s work, and I think you will be, too. Which is why, when given the opportunity to share a radio segment he appeared on a few weeks ago, I jumped at the chance.
Thanks to Karl and June at Moody Radio for giving Bob airtime, and for giving me the opportunity to share the segment online.