Fashion and Power in Manila

Jun 01, 01:00 PM
Filipino fashion is a system that opens a window to questions of nationalism, colonialism, and the politics of respectability. Couture fashion there serves the powerful and the wealthy, and is integral to the life of the elites.

Today, Professor Kevin Lewis O'Neill is joined by Professor Denise Cruz, from the Department of Anthropology and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

In this episode, we will explore how the world of Filipino couture disrupts the romance of globalization through slow design, slow production, and slow survival.

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This podcast is sponsored by the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto.
Our Host is Professor Kevin Lewis O'Neill.
Between, Across, & Through is produced, edited, and mixed by Ianeke L Romero