Connecting with people over the language of style and how others connect through garments has been a driving force behind my practice. My work is a constant study on the history of textiles and garments in underserved communities impacting change on a global economy. I explore the origin stories of fashion’s subcultures and my findings are presented through exhibitions, discussions, and interactive workshops. I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the West Pullman neighborhood. I studied fashion at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and owned a clothing company that evolved into a resource for independent designers.
Image: Amanda Christine Harth, a quilt made of Denim, and indigo and madder root dyed fabrics. The quilt is a visual culmination of research conducted by Amanda Christine Harth on the intersectionality of Black Culture and Denim Culture in America.