Past Event

Traditional Yet Contemporary

Owing to both local and global factors, many peoples’ appearances have changed considerably over the last 100 years. Still, amid this change, threads of continuity can be teased out as traditional attire and adornment have either become part of new looks or have been consciously preserved as faithfully to the original as possible.

Come see some of the traditional rural and working attire of the Philippines and Sweden and learn how this attire has been incorporated into contemporary fashion. We’ll also consider traditional forms of appearance that have been more faithfully preserved, exploring some of the reasons for self-conscious conservation.

Pre-registration required , please call: (312) 665-7474.