Dean of Graduate Studies Discusses Luxury’s New Tastemakers

In a piece by Reid Mitenbuler on Quartz (, a digital global business news publication, Dean of Graduate Studies Jacqueline Jenkins offered perspective on changes in the luxury sector. The influence of a tastemaker in the luxury market once had to be carefully cultivated and earned, says Dean Jenkins, but now, due to technology, it can be manufactured.

In May, LIM College was the site of the “In Pursuit of Luxury” conference, which was a collaboration between The School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. The event focused on commercial and academic perspectives on luxury and provided a platform to examine and expand the understanding of the concept of luxury.