The Fashion and Race Database featured in story for ELLE
“For Jenkins, who created the Fashion and Race Database to, as its mission statement says, ‘challenge mis-representation within the fashion system,’ the Fashion and Race newsletter is a way to highlight stories from that larger project while cutting out the noise that comes with social media. The newsletter is ‘a very stripped-down way of writing a letter to my community,’ she says. ‘It’s like a mini digital magazine.’ Past issues have highlighted a story on contemporary Native fashion and an op-ed about the problem with all-Black runway casting.” Read the full story at ELLE.com.
Article, ‘Fashion Blogs Died, But Fashion Newsletters Are Filling The Void,’ ELLE.com, March 10, 2021.
Tommy Hilfiger partners with The Fashion and Race Database
“The People’s Place Program will partner with FRD to fund and support a new research study called ‘The Unsung History of American Sportswear’ to uncover overlooked influences from Black American culture on signature TOMMY HILFIGER styles. Over the course of 2021, the research will be developed into content series and educational resources that will be available internally, and to industry peers and consumers. The material will be designed to engage with audiences about the unrecognized areas of American style, and to open new dialogue on how marginalized history can come forward through purposeful collaborations in the industry.” Read the full press statement on the PVH website.
Tommy Hilfiger’s People’s Place was established in Elmira, New York, 1971. Image credit: Vestoj.com
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