Hear the new podcast that opens the archive of American fashion to celebrate its Black contributions.
TOGETHER FOR A CAUSE
Tommy Hilfiger launched the People’s Place Program to advance minority representation in the fashion industry. Together with The Fashion and Race Database, we’re telling stories that have gone unheard for too long.
FASHION IS EVERYONE’S HISTORY
The podcast is possible thanks to the extensive research of The Fashion and Race Database. Reader-supported, their powerful mission is to amplify marginalized voices and decentralize the narrative of fashion history.
MEET YOUR HOST
Founder of The Fashion and Race Database, university professor, fashion historian, SXSW speaker, and cultural-awareness advisor. This is Kimberly Jenkins, a leading voice in fashion education and host of The Invisible Seam.
They remixed looks, dressed our favorite characters, ignited the industry, took what others might’ve seen as scraps and made them beautiful.
When hip-hop skyrocketed in the 90s and early 2000, designers and stylists embraced—and dressed—their tribes. Then the world took notice.
From all white to Sunday best, clothes are tools of protest and change. Now we unpack the relationship between what we wear and what we believe.
1900, 1987, 2018 - three moments when HBCU fashion culture expanded perceptions of being Black in America. We explore what it meant then, and today.
When some of us go through doors, we take them off their hinges. What does the future of fashion look like, and how do we get there?