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Kimberly Jenkins

Kimberly Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Ryerson University, lecturing previously at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. Kim became best known for creating a course called Fashion and Race and has shared her insights globally. Her expertise on fashion history, race and cultural awareness has led to advising work with Gucci, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, The Costume Institute and the MFA Boston. Kim is the founder of The Fashion and Race Database, an online platform filled with open-access tools that expand the narrative of fashion history and challenge mis-representation within the fashion system. Most recently, she founded Artis Solomon, an education consultancy that provides academic and creative solutions towards a more intelligent fashion system.