Of Another Fashion

An alternative archive of the not-quite-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color

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Of Another Fashion is featured on the gorgeous blog, Maliamu! Many thanks go to the beautiful Kasalina Nabakooza for inviting me to introduce this project to her readers!

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"There are stories here about race and immigration, to be sure, as well as class and gender and media. But the stars of the story are the people. And, often the very photos themselves push back on our preconceptions about the lives of women of color in past decades."
- Channing Kennedy of Colorlines showing love for Of Another Fashion. To read the entire lovely piece, click here.
"In assembling a collection of women of color’s sartorial ephemera, the aim of this project is twofold. I hope OF ANOTHER FASHION helps ameliorate the curatorial neglect of women of color’s fashion histories. I also hope that a collection of personal objects and memories will produce an alternative mode of historical knowledge that is based not simply on an archive of facts (dates, designers, design styles, etc.) but rather, to adapt a phrase from Ann Cvetkovich, an archive of feelings."
- To read more about why there’s a need for this digital history project, see my guest blog post for Etsy!
"While standards of beauty and style are not universal, you’d be surprised at how many overlaps and interconnections there are in the fashion histories of women across racial differences."
- For more about the interconnections of race, gender, and fashion, read my interview with Alyson Mance (of AOL’s Black Voices on Style news website).
3 years ago

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"An exhibition depicting the fashions of the Roaring ’20s or the Swinging ’60s, for example, is unlikely to show women of color in flapper dresses or miniskirts. But why not? Not only were non-white women living in the U.S. throughout its entire history, they were just as influenced by fashion as white women. But you’d never know this if you only looked to major fashion exhibitions and magazines for your history."
- Read the rest of my interview with Kyana Gordon from PSFK (the New York City research company on trends and innovation) here.
3 years ago

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