Lucia’s work constitutes a critical approach to fashion design and the construction and exploration of garments as performative and political devices. She is interested in broadening the understanding of the role of fashion design objects, from purely functional or aesthetic considerations to social, ethical and political perspectives. Her work is driven by the desire to harness the agency of clothes and question the established language of fashion, as experienced today, and by the attempt to broaden the potential grammars of critical action through clothes, both as wearable devices and as affective and embodied cultural media.
As a scholar of public health and psychology, she is particularly interested in addressing issues of body, health, gender and biopolitics through the construction of garments that act as critical devices. This approach combines her preoccupation with the politics of public health and the construction of fashion design as critical practice.