Kimberly Jenkins on where fashion and power intersect
5 Feb 2021
Kimberly Jenkins on where fashion and power intersect

The fashion industry has a long history of reinforcing a limited, Western, and overwhelmingly White vision of what constitutes attractive and appropriate clothing and styles. Canvas8 spoke to Kimberly Jenkins to find out how brands can help to shape a more inclusive fashion landscape.

Kimberly Jenkins

Kimberly Jenkins is assistant professor of fashion studies at Ryerson University. She has a background in cultural anthropology and art history, and created the course ‘Fashion and Race’ at Parsons School of Design. In 2017, Jenkins developed an institutionally funded online research project called The Fashion and Race Database and has since worked as an education consultant for Gucci to support their efforts on cultural inclusion and diversity.

Lottie Hanwell

Lottie Hanwell is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. She has a degree in English Literature and Spanish, and spends a lot of time thinking, researching and writing about developments in society and culture. On her weekends, she likes to run, read and make a mess in the kitchen.