Fashion is central to how we understand each other and ourselves. Sadly, these objects and images are often defined by exclusion and stereotypes. Fashion and the creative industries fuels body anxiety, oppressive gender norms, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination.
Fuelled by an arts-informed and practice-led research approach, the FDSC collaborates with scholars, designers, and artists to develop trans-media approaches to conduct, analyze and share research on diversity in fashion and its associated creative industries. We draw on creative fashion mediums to collect, extend, analyze and share research.
Fashioning Reconciliation is a journey to share truths about the role of clothing in colonization and help organize the Indigenous design industry for cultural resurgence.