University Forum Lecture Series - "¡Moda Hoy! Latin American and Latinx Fashion Design Today"


Feb. 22, 2024, 4pm to 5:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Barrick Museum Auditorium


Speaker: Tanya Meléndez-Escalante and Melissa Marra-Alvarez, Curators of Education at The Museum at FIT

In this talk, Tanya Meléndez-Escalante and Melissa Marra-Alvarez will present their 2023 exhibition and upcoming book, ¡Moda Hoy! Latin American and Latinx Fashion Design Today. The talk will highlight the contributions of designers of Latin American heritage to global fashion. The speakers will prioritize a decentering approach to a topic that has been traditionally examined through a Euro-American lens. This event will offer a new perspective to fashion exhibitions and fashion as an academic subject of study, which have gained increasing visibility in recent years. Topics covered will include Indigenous heritage, popular culture, gender, art, politics, sustainability, craftsmanship, and elegance.



Admission Information

Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts' Dean's Office
Sewwandi Jayakody

External Sponsor

Co-sponsored by the Reid Institute of Public History


Open to All