Last week, I presented part of my ongoing doctoral research at the Costume Society of America’s National Symposium in Seattle. My conference paper was based on a series of types from Quito signed and dated 1783 by Vicente Albán. I identified some of the elements of dress featured in the series and interpreted them in the light of accounts written by travelers and the political climate in the late-eighteenth-century northern Andes.
In addition to my conference paper, Joy Davis interviewed me for Unravel Podcast. We talked about colonial fashions in and beyond the Andes. You can listen to the interview in Unravel Podcast’s website.