Redressing Fashion

Laura Beltrán-Rubio

Have you ever imagined fashion being as diverse as human culture? Have you ever dreamed of a respectful, ethical, and socially just fashion industry? Have you ever envisioned sustainability being at the core of the entire fashion system?Join fashion curator, researcher and educator, Laura Beltran-Rubio, in the quest to translate scholarly insights into actionable strategies to reshape how we create, wear, and think about fashion.

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Asian Fashion with Faith Cooper
Asian Fashion with Faith Cooper
In the first interview of Redressing Fashion, Laura interviews Faith Cooper about her research on Asian fashion and her work behind the digital project, Asian Fashion Archive. They talk about cultural identity in fashion, some of Faith’s favorite aspects about Asian fashion, and how to redress fashion from Asian perspectives.About Faith:Faith Cooper is the creator of the digital resource project Asian Fashion Archive. Currently, she is participating in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program studying Brand and Fashion Managementat Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. Previously she taught the Cross Cultural Expressions of Fashion and Dress course at the Fashion Insitute of Technology and worked in the education department at The Museum at FIT. In addition to her experience working in fashion education, Faith’s past professional experience includes working at Christie’s, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vogue, and International Condé Nast. Faith holds a master's degree in Fashion and Textile Studies and a bachelor's degreein Art History and Museum Professions, both from the Fashion Institute of Technology.Asian Fashion Archive website: Asian Fashion Archive on Instagram: About Faith Cooper: Relevant links & references:Fu Jen Catholic University Chinese Textiles and Clothing Culture Center in Taiwan: Pei exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum: Book – Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (2018)Book – Rethinking Fashion Globalization edited by Sarah Cheang, Erica de Greef, and Yoko Takagi (2021)Book – The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion by Yuniya Kawamura (2004)Book – Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura (2013)—Visit Laura’s blog: me on social media: @laurabelru & @redressingfashionSign up to my email list: