The necessity to create a more sustainable fashion industry has become increasingly eminent in the past decade or so.
The expansion of fashion is often understood as the result of the violent colonial enterprises of European countries around the globe. However, fashion in colonial contexts extended beyond the simple adoption — or imposition — of the styles of dress preferred by European elites.
A ch’uspa (in Quechua) or huallqepo (in Aymara) is a bag used in the Andes to carry dried coca leaves since at least the beginning of the first millennium CE.
Esta lista de lectura reúne algunos ejemplos del trabajo de estudios de moda que se ha gestado desde latinoamérica, creado originalmente en español y portugués. // This reading list features the work of Latin American fashion scholars in both Spanish and Portuguese, from the study of Black fashion as cultural heritage in Brazil, to an examination of the relationship between fashion and modernity in the Americas.
Plastic surgery participates in processes that define collective ideals about beauty, gender, and racial identity.
Textiles are an essential part of fashion, even though they are often studied separately from dress styles themselves.
Fashion is inherently political. Throughout history, it has functioned as an expression of nationalism, activism, religion, and ideologies.
The fashion industry was — and still is — built on a colonial model of extraction and exploitation, often at the expense of the environment and human rights.
The sarape (or zarape) is an overgarment worn traditionally by men in rural areas throughout Mexico.
Both fashion exhibitions and Latin American fashion have received increasing attention around the globe in recent decades.