PRATT FASHION ON 14TH: Emerging Scholars on Fashion and Sound
Monday, Nov 19, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Pratt Manhattan Campus: 144 West 14th St. (Room 213), 6 to 8 pm
Emerging Scholars/Fashion & Sound
Maria Echeverri (MA: Visual Culture, NYU) and Kim Jenkins (MA: Fashion Studies, Parsons)
Maria studied a year of fashion design at the European Institute of Design in Milan, and then received a BA in History of Art from the University of Virginia. She graduated in May from NYU’s Costume Studies Program, where her interest in the emotional power of clothes lead to an investigation of fashion and the senses as large, and more specifically how an engagement with the senses can create strong links to memory. Her research on the relationship between fashion and sound resulted in a historical and cultural investigation begins to explore the nuanced relationship between two – just scratching the surface of the power of audible adornments. She currently works as a freelance consultant to Costume Designer Adam Selman and as the Content Editor for the Vintage E-commerce site, Pink Clouds for Grey Days. She is hoping to continue her research on fashion and sound, and eventually investigate the other four senses.
Kim Jenkins holds a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology accompanying a minor in Art History from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons, she worked as an intern at the Dallas Museum of Art for the fashion-related exhibitions "African Headwear: Beyond Fashion" and "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk", assisting the curators of African Art and Decorative Arts and Design respectively. In May 2012, Kim worked with her Fashion Studies co-horts to author and launch the first student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal, entitled Fashion Studies Journal, providing a literary and visual platform for emerging scholars and designers at the Master's degree level. Aside from her work with Fashion Studies Journal, Kim recently joined the fashion editorial team for Portable.tv, where she began as an intern publishing articles that explored the intersection of fashion and culture through the creative use of media. Kim's academic research focuses on performance and transformation, as she seeks to reveal the negotiations behind these human practices and experiences through the use of narrative, film and sound. Her working thesis is entitled, "That Was My Veil: Sartorial and Cosmetic Constructions of Resilience in Divorced Women".
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