The Invisible Seam

The Invisible Seam

The Invisible Seam

CATEGORY: Arts
Often unappreciated, but never unnoticed - welcome to the show that celebrates Black contributions to fashion.  Hosted by fashion educator Kimberly Jenkins, this five-part series explores moments in history when Black Americans demanded respect, challenged norms, built community and imagined the future - all through what they wore.  From The Fashion and Race Database, Tommy Hilfiger’s People’s Place Program and Pineapple Street Studios.
  1. May 25, 2022
    26 min
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    Loose Threads
    Fashion academia and the fashion industry don’t often talk to each other, but that’s exactly why we have this podcast. In this bonus episode, Kimberly sits down with Randy Cousin, who leads The People’s Place P…
  2. May 18, 2022
    41 min
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    There Will Be No More Doors
    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? Featuring Aria Hughes, Brandice Daniel, Law Roach, Randy Cousin, Ade Samuel,…
  3. May 11, 2022
    36 min
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    The Best, The Brightest, The Dressed
    1900, 1987, 2018 - three moments when HBCU fashion culture expanded perceptions of being Black in America. We explore what it meant then—and today. Featuring Darnell Jamal-Lisby, Ceci, Jasmine Guy, Elizabeth Wa…
  4. May 04, 2022
    33 min
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    Statement Piece
    All white, top hat, Sunday best, black beret, denim - these have been tools of protest and catalysts for change throughout history. Now we’re unpacking the relationship between what we wear and what we believe.…
  5. April 27, 2022
    33 min
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    Rhythm and Muse
    When hip-hop’s popularity skyrocketed in the 90s and early 2000s, designers and stylists embraced—and dressed—their tribes. And the world took notice. Featuring Monica Morrow, Boz Bradshaw, Elena Romero and Apr…
  6. April 20, 2022
    29 min
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    No Blueprint
    They fell in love with fashion. They remixed looks, dressed our favorite characters, ignited the industry, took what others might’ve seen as scraps and made them beautiful. They carved out a space for themselve…
  7. April 13, 2022
    3 min
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    Introducing: The Invisible Seam
    Often unappreciated, but never unnoticed - welcome to the show that celebrates Black contributions to fashion. Hosted by fashion educator Kimberly Jenkins, this five-part series explores moments in history when…

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