Fashion, Culture, Futures
Fashion and Race Presentation
June 17, 2021, 12:10-12:30 p.m. ET
Kimberly Jenkins, a leading voice on the intersection of fashion and race, will launch the symposium with a presentation tracking the influence of Black Americans on the fashion system and why it is important to expand a contemporary design narrative of why it is important to examine the historical and political context of Black Americans and fashion. Additionally, Jenkins’s work is connected to a breadth of various initiatives working in tandem, which she plans to delineate some of those initiatives, contextualizing her within this celebration of marginalized perspective in fashion studies and industry.
This program is being held as part of the symposium, Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling. Learn more and sign up to attend.
About the Speaker
Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling is co-organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Funding is also provided by The Keith Haring Foundation and One Smithsonian.