‘Of Another Fashion’ Intends To Remedy Historical Amnesia

‘Of Another Fashion’ Intends To Remedy Historical Amnesia

PSFK spoke with Minh-Ha T. Pham, who created 'Of Another Fashion', a blog highlighting the fashion histories of women of color in the U.S.

Kyana Gordon
  • 28 january 2011

One obvious feature is common among the smiling faces gracing the covers of major style magazines. This fact, though not surprising, presents a very narrow view by marketing fashion primarily through the bodies of white women. You’d think a historical account of fashion would provide a more accurate and inclusive representation, but even major exhibitions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity fail to provide a truly diverse perspective. As you can imagine, discovering Of Another Fashion was a breath of fresh air because the blog presents the overlooked histories of women of color by providing an array of gems from various archives. PSFK spoke with Minh-Ha T. Pham, Of Another Fashion‘s creator to discuss her project.

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