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
    03
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017

    The 1980s: an Age of Excess

    Kent, OH
    Exhibition

    This exhibit highlights the sparkle and glamour of the 20th century's ninth decade. Designer gowns and elegant street wear from Europe and America — including among others Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Ungaro, Chanel and more. Co-curated by Museum Director Jean Druesedow and Victoria Haworth, a senior fashion merchandising student.
    Kent State University Museum

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017

    Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry

    Boston, MA
    Exhibition

    Examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through about 70 objects—both ancient and revival—tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home

    Williamsburg, VA
    Exhibition

    With their stunning designs and bright colors, the objects in this exhibit are a feast for the eyes. On view are over 75 objects including gowns, quilts, men’s waistcoats, curtains and bed furnishings that range in date from the late 17th century into the 19th century.
    DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017
    Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017

    Misfits: Bodies, Dress and Sustainability

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Exhibition

    Contemporary fashion is based on an unregulated system where ready-made apparel is produced according to sizes arbitrarily determined by manufacturers. The size systems used in commercial garments are based on an amalgamation of dimensions obtained from different body measurements. The communication breakdown between posted garment sizes and people’s expectations affects how people buy, use and keep their clothing. This raises the question: how does the current fit of apparel impact clothing consumption, individual well-being and the environment? As part of a graduate course on "Material Culture and Curatorship," co-curators Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Josée Chartrand, Meg Furler, Yara Sayegh and Pat Siferd explore this question in the current exhibit.
    University of Alberta, Human Ecology Gallery

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017

    Irving Penn: Centennial

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    The exhibition follows the 2015 announcement of the landmark promised gift from The Irving Penn Foundation to The Met of more than 150 photographs by Penn, representing every period of the artist's dynamic career with the camera.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017
    Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017

    Reimaginging the Kimono

    Denton, TX
    Exhibition

    Explores the ways in which the kimono has inspired designers through its form, fabric, and floral motifs. Late twentieth-century Japanese wedding kimonos, known as uchikake, represent the traditional garment with a bold use of color and pattern. Selections of silk chiffon haute couture gowns by Hanae Mori offer modern interpretations of Japanese iconography and the iconic form of the kimono. Historic designs by Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, and Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, among others, offer high-fashion examples of the multiplicity of ways in which the kimono has inspired American and European designers.
    Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017
    Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017

    Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of In-Between

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    Examine the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. Features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, many with heads and wigs created and styled by Julien d'Ys.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

    Santa Fe, NM
    Exhibition

    Known as a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of southern Spain, this exhibition traces Flamenco to its arrival in the U.S. and its rise as an international art form now enjoyed by millions. Objects on display include costumes both historic and contemporary, musical instruments, costume and set design sketches, playbills, sheet music, posters, and more.
    Museum of International Folk Art

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017

    Curator-led Tour of Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

    10:45 am to 1:00 pmSan Francisco, CA
    Tour

    This special event begins with a guided tour of the exhibit, led by exhibition and catalogue contributor, Laura Camerlengo. The exhibition features 60 paintings and pastels by Degas and his fellow Impressionists, and 40 exquisite contemporary hats and bonnets. After a tour, guests will enjoy a catered luncheon in the Museum Café. Day concludes with free time to explore the Museum’s galleries. $75 for Textile Arts Council members.
    Legion of Honor

  • Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017

    2017 Jane Austen Festival

    Louisville, KY
    Symposium

    Events free with festival admission, includes a Regency style show and emporium, a duel between gentleman, bare knuckle boxing demonstration, bobbin lace making demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more.
    Locust Grove

  • 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.