Fashion & Race
The Fashion and Race Database Project is an online platform filled with open-source tools that expand the narrative of fashion history and challenge mis-representation within the system.
Founded by Kimberly M. Jenkins – part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, and a pioneering graduate from the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons – the website addresses the intersection of power, privilege, representation, and aesthetics within the fashion system and how race has influenced aesthetics and access to ‘fashionability’ outside the Western lens.
We've already seen increased coverage in the media about the social problem of systemic racism. And, we're thrilled to see this project explore the tools within the academic and professional landscape that celebrate diversity and inform inclusion in fashion. Learn more about studies, resources, events, and news at FashionAndRace.com.
Screenshot Image: “Rest in Peace” by Fabiola Jean-Louis via The Fashion And Race Database Project