The development of the global fashion system as we know it is directly linked with colonialism and...
Category: Latin America
This week’s reading list focuses on the significance of wearing colors in fashion. Just as certain...
This week’s reading list focuses on Latin American and Latinx designers, whose work has become...
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.
Textiles are an essential part of fashion, even though they are often studied separately from dress styles themselves.
Both fashion exhibitions and Latin American fashion have received increasing attention around the globe in recent decades.
The word “fashion” is often thought of as a “misnomer” in Latin America. Paradoxically, Latin American fashion has become more and more desirable around the world.
Constructs of race are the result of colonial enterprises and thought. Since the Spanish and Portuguese invasion of what we now call ‘Latin America,’ class, social economy, and cultural habits became important factors to categorize social groups into different ‘races.’
Dress was a marker of identity to the peoples of Mesoamerica before the Spanish invasion. To the Aztecs, the wearing of appropriate clothing was strictly controlled by both custom and law.
Mexican culture is known worldwide for its rich textile traditions, which reach back over many centuries and predate the Spanish invasion.
At the face of growing police violence and discrimination in the 1940s, the zoot suit became a symbol of resistance among Mexican Americans and African Americans.
Resistance comes in various forms, and dress is one of them.