Global Narratives Project

In class a week ago we each “threaded out” three images from the fantastic, eye-popping book (Un)Fashion edited by Tibor and Maira Kalman. Concentrating on global fashion elements, we looked at how how around the world adorned their bodies through different types of wear associated with military, ethnic, religious and uniform elements. I pulled out meanings and created a board of visuals that each image had relevance and influence on today’s fashion trends. Here are my three slides:


(1) Woman from Jodhpur, India


(2) Woman wearing Mantilla, Spain


(3) Man with bow and staff, Africa

If you ever get a chance I’d really encourage you to flip through the book, it has got some amazing and rich images. Here are some more images from the book:


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