Paula’s research merges art history, fashion studies, museology, and architectural history and analysis. Her doctoral thesis, titled ‘The Labyrinth of Fashion Display,’ creates an exchange between fashion exhibitions staged in museums and histories of display in other architectural sites including nineteenth-century department stores and international exhibitions. The twisting and cyclical pattern of the labyrinth forms the core of her argument and unites the various spaces present in her study.
Paula’s writing has been published in academic journals including Stedelijk Studies, Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, International Journal of Fashion Studies, and BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice. She was commissioned by Bloomsbury Fashion Central - Fashion Photography Archive to author designer biographies and articles on feature collections by John Galliano. Additionally, Paula has contributed text for exhibition catalogues, captions, and wall panels.