Creolised Fashion

Fashion, advertising and creolised cultures. Chanel, ChiChiA, Guinness.


Who Are We?

Kapoor & Sons – significance of the family photograph

Creme Egg 2

Creme Eggs

… and the Subjectivity of Childishness.New Writers Award winner 2016


Brand Worlds
Contributions From


Louise Jolly

Based in Brighton and London, Louise works as a freelance semiotics analyst and copywriter. She began her career in 1996 as a trainee copywriter in recruitment advertising, before joining a creative start-up that promised much more fun. While experiencing at first hand the creative-industry boom of the late 90s, Louise also completed a PhD in French studies and taught at London University. It didn’t seem possible to keep up such a happily double existence until she discovered commercial semiotics – enabling her to apply theoretical thinking outside the institutional setting of academia.

Brighton, UK

Marc Dimitrov

Marc Dimitrov is an insight development expert with a particular interest in semiotics, cultural theory and social anthropology. He honed his cross-cultural skills through extensive experience in international research for brands of note. Having lead multiple global projects, primarily in consumer healthcare, Marc’s experience combines category understanding, brand positioning and comms development. Originally from the land of roses (Bulgaria), Marc now lives in Manchester, UK and works for award-winning consumer insight agency Join the Dots.

Manchester, UK

Thierry Mortier

thierry mortier is a belgian semiotic architect operating in the field of contemporary art. At the basis of his work lies his research into semiotic generation through semiotic satiation. Superimposing signs to construct signs of superposition, called noizuyo-e, pictures of the noisy world. ノイズ 世 絵. Currently he’s working on a visual representation of noisense (noise + sense), the semiotic architecture he believes semiosis dwells in. - more info on

Ghent, Belgium