Fashions of Southern AfricaExhibition
This exhibit brings together the work of fashion designers currently active in South Africa and Namibia to showcase the ways that people in southern Africa dress, make clothes and think about fashion. The exhibition looks beyond a simple binary between “western fashion” and traditional African dress to see that there is original distinctive fashion in Africa.
Kent State University Museum
Fri07Oct2016Sat29Apr2017Washington, D. C.
“An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion after the RevolutionExhibition
The exhibition displays men’s and women’s clothing from 1780 to 1825 in a dozen period rooms throughout the museum. It considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume; on the one hand, Americans sought to be free from Europe, yet they still relied heavily on European manufacturing and materials.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Tue06Dec2016Tue16May2017New York, NY
Black Fashion DesignersExhibition
Explore the experiences of several generations of fashion designers of African descent from the 1950s to the present. The curators acknowledge the problem of using race as a lens through which to view fashion design. Yet because black designers have too often gone unrecognized and underrepresented, there is much to be learned from such an exhibition, about the challenges faced by black designers and how their experiences have changed over time.
The Museum at FIT
All Wrapped Up: A Sampling of Fashionable OuterwearExhibition
This exhibit a history of fashion in the shape of capes, coats, and cloaks. Luxurious evening wraps share space with iconic trench coats and other functional and fun outer garments that are used for protective and decorative purposes alike. Examples of both men’s and women’s outerwear are featured.
Ohio State University's Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
Sat28Jan2017Sun14May2017St. Paul, MN
Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat TextilesExhibition
This exhibit explores the process and the cultural significance of ikat.
The University of Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design
Tue07Feb2017Sat22Apr2017Los Angeles, CA
Exotica: Fashion & Film Costume of the 1920sExhibition
Exotic locations have long inspired fashion designers to re-imagine contemporary dress into hybrid silhouettes mixing East and West. In the 1920s, cinema storylines whisked viewers to out-of-the-way locales ruled by maharajahs, sultans, or conquistadors in fantasy productions of epic proportions staged on vast sets with thousands of exotically garbed extras. This exhibit takes us on global adventures to explore fashion’s fascination with the "foreign" in film.
Fri10Feb2017Sat15Apr2017New York, NY
Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968Exhibition
This exhibit examines the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press.
The Museum at FIT
Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & ArmorExhibition
This exhibition introduces Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th–19th centuries. In addition to 11 full suits of armor and a wide variety of arms, this exhibition also features the Museum’s related Japanese art works, including battle prints, paintings, metal crafts, banners and costumes.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Puttin’ On The RitzExhibition
Elegant evening clothes from the mid 19th century to the end of the 20th century will highlight how Americans have dressed for special occasions. From the finery of the 19th century to the lime green Mollie Parnis gown worn by First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson to the first State Dinner honoring a female leader, Indira Gandhi this exhibit shows how the popular silhouette of the era was enhanced by fine fabrics and embellishment for important events.
Museum of Texas Tech University
Tue07Mar2017Sat01Apr2017New York, NY
Adrian: Hollywood and BeyondExhibition
Adrian’s ready-to-wear and his costumes are highlighted in this exhibition that focuses on his innovative use of textiles. Adrian employed an arsenal of techniques, such as appliqué, piecing, mitering, pleating, and draping, in order to build dynamic garments in which the materials are as celebrated as they are integral to the design.
The Museum at FIT
Headwear & Religion: Symbols, Rituals & ControversiesShort Course
Beverly Chico, collector & encyclopedia author of Hats and Headwear Around the World, is teaching a new course. Topics will include: power/powerlessness, life-cycle representations, gender differences, veiling and many cultural/religious variations.
Academy of Lifelong Learning
Sat25Mar2017Washington, D. C.
An Agreeable SymposiumSymposium
Join the DAR Museum for a full day of speakers! The focus is on the late 18th and early 19th centuries, reflecting the current costume exhibit An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution. Topics including jewelry, men’s wear, African-American fashion influence, the textile industry, and the connection between politics and fashion.
Register here for the symposium, and here for the optional Friday evening reception featuring craft cider, live music, and exhibit tours.
Tue18Apr20179:30 am to 4:30 pmAsheville, North Carolina
CSA Southeastern Region Mini-Meeting: Social GracesTour
Special Springtime Fête during the new costume exhibition Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics at the Biltmore Estate
Before touring the exhibits of costumes from historical films inspired by beloved novels, we’ll enjoy a sparkling Jane Austen Social over tea & scones while CSA Member Cornelia Powell delivers a behind-the-scenes look into the talented costume designers featured in the period exhibition. The day will also include Cornelia's presentation “Victoria & Elizabeth: Recreating Crowns and Gowns”—queenly highlights from two new TV costume dramas.
More information found here. Register here.
Collections Camp: TextilesWorkshop
Two-day workshop focused on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection.
American Association for State and Local History and Indiana Historical Society
Thu15Jun2017Wed21Jun2017Registration deadline: February 28, 2017Ames, IA
Innovative Forms Meet Engineered Textile Printing WorkshopWorkshop
Join us at Iowa State University for a one-week, exciting, hands on experience in subtraction cutting and pattern-making, as well as engineered textile design. Featured guest lecturers will be Julian Roberts, Heather Ujiie, and Hitoshi Ujiie. As a participant, you will get the chance to create a wearable art piece. This workshop will also present a research and mentoring opportunity with Dr. Eulanda Sanders. The cost of the workshop is $500.00 per participant, and the registration deadline is February 28, 2017.
Fashion And Media ConferenceSymposium
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University will be hosting this conference is for both academics and practitioners. The symposium aims to push the envelope of scholarship to gain new understandings about the visual expression of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing and textiles through all media types. From the historical to the contemporary - the technological to fine artistic expression, Fashion And Media aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, arts and social sciences.
For more information click here.
Fashion and Technology: CSA Midwest Region's Annual Symposium and MeetingSymposium
The symposium will be held at The Westin Hotel, Downtown Cincinnati and will include research presentations, original design showcase, silent auction, and other events, including: an opening reception at the Westin, with views of Cincinnati’s beautiful Fountain Square; tours at the Cincinnati Art Museum of the exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and the museum’s costume storage; a cocktail reception and tours at the University of Cincinnati of the fashion design collection, Bonnie Cashin collection, theatre costume storage, and Rapid Prototyping Center; opportunities for self-exploration of Cincinnati’s great food, drink, and cultural offerings.
For more information contact Cynthia Amnéus at firstname.lastname@example.org.