Founder and Principal Researcher
Kimberly M. Jenkins is Founder and Principal Researcher of The Fashion and Race Database, and Founder and CEO of Artis Solomon Consulting. Kim has spent over ten years studying the impact of our clothes and how we express ourselves, through the lenses of politics, race, psychology and anthropology. She has lectured globally, created a learning platform on fashion and race, and hosted in-person experiences to help us think more deeply about dress. Based in New York with a background in cultural anthropology and art history, Kimberly currently holds a position as part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design, having formerly taught at Pratt Institute and formerly held the position of Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University. Kim is best known for creating the course “Fashion and Race” at Parsons, and partnering with Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger to expand their education programs on fashion and diversity.
Alliya Lopez is a recent MA Fashion graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University. She is passionate about representation in fashion, ethical consumption, and analyzing the colourism that is perpetuated by the beauty industry through skin whitening.
Social Media & Community Manager
Daniela is a nontraditional fashion scholar and consumer fascinated by the power of fashion, fast & slow, historical & contemporary. As a graduate of Hampshire College with a B.A. in Global Fashion Studies, Daniela is committed to dismantling oppressive power structures in the global fashion industry and beyond. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, she is a first generation Mexican-American immersed in a broader view of the arts sector through her background in arts administration, nonprofit bookkeeping, costuming, and museum production.
Graduate Assistant Researcher
Formally trained in fine art with an emphasis on fiber and textiles, Maegan Jenkins is currently an MA/MS candidate in the Costume Studies and Library and Information Sciences dual degree program at NYU’s Steinhardt. She is the former graduate Fellow at the White House Historical Association where she curated Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House.
Senior Contributor, “In the News”
Anu is a trend forecaster, brand strategist, and founder of Revisionary. Anu has always been passionate about applying sociocultural and historical analysis to contemporary industry contexts. She holds a BS in Apparel Design from Cornell University and an MA in History of Design from the Royal College of Art, where her dissertation examined cultural appropriation in fashion.