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This first issue of Fashion Highlight marks the birth of a new journal in the fashion studies landscape, with the aim of sharing advances in scientific research in fashion nationally and internationally, contributing to current and future debates, disseminating original and innovative research, and supporting scenarios under construction in the digital and physical territories of the contemporary. The space of fashion in design cultures in academia is increasingly relevant and recognized, although it is the outcome of a rather recent path, which is nourished by the constant dialogue with historical, social, legal and scientific disciplines. There are many aspects that bring fashion, with its practices and research, closer to other dimensions of the project, such as design and architecture, but equally numerous are the elements of specificity, starting with its connection to the body and the issues of gender identity that this implies. For these reasons, it is important to identify spaces dedicated to the complex territory that characterizes academic fashion research, spaces that Fashion Highlight aims to inhabit, to further strengthen this process of defining identity, of identities.