Dress Codes: Black and Brown Women Artists Fashioning Identity

Curated by Jasmin Hernandez

Before we even open our mouths, our clothes speak for us. The garments we wear tell people who we are, where we live, what income bracket we belong to, and even what hobbies we enjoy. A smart pantsuit may help with landing a job interview, while someone’s impeccable sartorial senses may make us swoon and feel an attraction to them. For Black, Indigenous, and womxn of color, our way of dressing means so much. It’s the daily armor we wear while navigating respectability, microaggressions, career, sex, our social media personas, and so much more. Fashion is both our escape and our expression. Our fashion choices are in many ways our tools for daily survival and success. 

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