What’s on the Agenda

November 2020

Financial Times: Business of Luxury Summit

Diversity and Inclusion: How To Create Meaningful Change A magazine editor-in-chief and diversity consultant talk about workplace discrimination, and what fashion and media companies need to do to meaningfully promote racial and ethnic diversity. Kimberly Jenkins, assistant professor of fashion studies, Ryerson University Lindsay Peoples Wagner, editor-in-chief, Teen Vogue and co-founder, Black in Fashion Council […]
23 Nov
10:55 am - 11:35 am
February 2021

Harlem’s Fashion Row 3rd Annual Digital Summit

Moving beyond the Black Box, A New Conversation about Race This event will feature over 30 professionals from across the fashion and retail industry engaged in a new conversation about race and fashion. This event will provide best practices by brands that are “getting it right”, education for brands “figuring it out”, and opportunities for […]
18 Feb
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 2021

FIT: Art/Works Symposium 2021

Young artists and designers face a sometimes cruel or indifferent world. How do we prepare art and design students for careers in the capitalist marketplace?   Join us on April 8 and 9 for Art/Works: Teaching Labor and Capitalism in Art and Design, an online symposium sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and […]
09 Apr
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Costume Studies Presents: 20th Annual Richard Martin Thesis Symposium

Register for this event Please join us to celebrate the creative scholarship of the MA Costume Studies graduating students! The event will feature student research presentations and will culminate in a guest lecture from Kim Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Ryerson University and founder of the Fashion and Race Database. Student Presentations: Guaranteed to Wrinkle: Linen […]
09 Apr
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
May 2021
June 2021

Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling

Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling is a two-part symposium co-organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Presented virtually Thursday, June 17, and Thursday, Oct. 21, both programs will bring together academics, designers, critics, models, artists, activists and others to share new […]
17 Jun
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 2021

Brooklyn Talks: The Sartorial Vision of Michelle Obama

From Inauguration Day to her official portrait by Amy Sherald (on view as part of our special exhibition The Obama Portraits Tour), First Lady Michelle Obama powerfully expressed the values and vision of the Obama White House through her sartorial choices. Explore the former First Lady’s culture-shifting style with image strategist Meredith Koop—who has been Michelle […]
02 Sep
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 2022

Riveted: The History of Jeans

Kim appears on Riveted: The History of Jeans, an upcoming PBS story that reveals the fascinating and surprising story of this iconic American garment. At any given moment, half the people on the planet are wearing them. They have become a staple of clothing the world over, worn by everyone from presidents and supermodels to […]
07 Feb
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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