A DIGITAL FASHION EXHIBIT

The borrowing of ethnic references in 20th century clothing is intrinsically problematic. If art historians argue that art is always connoted with ideological intensions, fashion makes no exception. Especially in this postcolonial era, cultural and visual strategies are embedded in asymmetrical relationships between the represented ethnicities and the dominant Westerners. And as we reach a climax of … Continue reading

Recontextualized Fashion Editorial – Pachamama

Thierry Le Gouès, Pachamama (Meghan Collision & Solange Wilver), Cuzco, French Revue de la Mode, 2010 Le Gouès attempted to directly relate and connect the models with the locals, without the mediation of a traveler/tourist’s status, by using an ethnographic voice. By alternating black and white photos of the locals in their daily occupations with … Continue reading