Mexican culture is known worldwide for its rich textile traditions, which reach back over many centuries and predate the Spanish invasion. Fashion in Mexico reveals tensions between what is considered modern and traditional, between local and foreign perspectives. Throughout Mexican history, fashion has played an important role in the search for and performance of national, ethnic, and individual identities.
About The Author
Laura specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local Indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in the second half of the eighteenth century.