Events

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    02
    Jul
    2017

    Fashions of Southern Africa

    Kent, OH
    Exhibition

    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

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion after the Revolution

    Washington, D. C.
    Exhibition

    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

  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016
    Tue
    16
    May
    2017

    Black Fashion Designers

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    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

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    All Wrapped Up: A Sampling of Fashionable Outerwear

    Columbus, OH
    Exhibition

    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

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    14
    May
    2017

    Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textiles

    St. Paul, MN
    Exhibition

    This exhibit explores the process and the cultural significance of ikat.
    The University of Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design 

  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Exotica: Fashion & Film Costume of the 1920s

    Los Angeles, CA
    Exhibition

    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.
    FIDM Museum 

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017

    Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    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

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    07
    May
    2017

    Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor

    Cincinnati, OH
    Exhibition

    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 

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    18
    Jun
    2017

    Puttin’ On The Ritz

    Lubbock, TX
    Exhibition

    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

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    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 

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017

    Headwear & Religion: Symbols, Rituals & Controversies

    Denver, CO
    Short 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

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    An Agreeable Symposium

    Washington, D. C.
    Symposium

    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.

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017

    CSA Southeastern Region Mini-Meeting: Social Graces

    9:30 am to 4:30 pmAsheville, North Carolina
    Tour

    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.

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017

    Collections Camp: Textiles

    Indianapolis, IN
    Workshop

    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

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017

    Innovative Forms Meet Engineered Textile Printing Workshop

    Registration deadline: February 28, 2017Ames, IA
    Workshop

    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.
    Register here.

  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017

    Fashion And Media Conference

    Philadelphia, PA
    Symposium

    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.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017

    Fashion and Technology: CSA Midwest Region's Annual Symposium and Meeting

    Cincinnati, OH
    Symposium

    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 cynthia.amneus@cincyart.org.