I discovered #fashionanthropology in 1994, while working as a shoe museum curator in Mexico City.
I was responsible for overseeing, curating exhibitions and preserving a global collection of more than 5,000 historical shoes, shoe accessories and historical documents. I also developed an extensive understanding of historical shoe design and construction techniques in every ethnicity an time period.
Fashion anthropology shares the context of an era and shoes tell us almost everything about a person. Throughout history we could see in them examples of social and economic status, moral values, and even poor taste…
I believe fashion schools could benefit students more through #fashionanthropology (multidimensional), rather than #fashionhistory (linear).