A research exploration of fashion and resilience by MA Fashion Studies graduate Kim Jenkins
That Was My Veil: Sartorial and Cosmetic Constructions of Resilience in Divorced Women is my thesis argument that social conditions over time have existed to make the re-construction of the woman’s appearance obligatory to encouraging a sense of resilience within both the psyche of the woman experiencing divorce as well as the society which surrounds her.
I’ve created this blog to offer a creative way for me to sort out my research during this ongoing project. Commentary may also include the discussion of fashion and identity transformation under other relationship circumstances (non-marital splits, widows and widowers), as well as my interest in resilience psychologically, as mediated through self-image and performance.
–Kim Jenkins, MA Fashion Studies graduate (2013) at Parsons The New School for Design.