There Will Be No More Doors

May 18, 2022
41 min
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There Will Be No More Doors

There Will Be No More Doors

May 18, 2022
41 min
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CATEGORY: Arts
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, Connor McKnight, Letesha Renee and Zairion Lester. Syllabus:  Amidst the social turmoil of 2020, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan provides a bird’s eye view in the critical piece, “Fashion’s Racial Reckoning”. What does a fabric historically worn by Ghanian royalty have to do with Louis Vuitton, radical Black politics and sportswear? The essay, “Sporting Kente Cloth,” connects the dots and traces its heightened visibility to art and fashion visionary Virgil Abloh.  A book for the streetwear connoisseur is The Incomplete: Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture, which covers the global influence of streetwear, featuring fashion luminaries the likes of Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Ye (Kanye West) and Jaden Smith. A comprehensive volume on one of the most magnetizing fashion subjects in history, This is Not Fashion: Streetwear Past, Present and Future is ideal for enthusiasts looking to understand the roots and significant figures in streetwear. Bridging the past to the future: Meet the mother and daughter design duo behind House of Aama, as they explore “the folkways of the Black experience by designing timeless garments with nostalgic references informed by historical research, archival analysis, and storytelling.” This stylish book cover has been spotted on countless bookshelves and coffee tables, because its title, The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, provides a long-awaited compilation of the newest and brightest Black photographers on the fashion scene today.  For a transcript of this episode, please visit https://fashionandrace.org/database/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices