Events

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017

    (dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability and ability

    Kent, OH
    Exhibition

    This exhibit features more than 40 items including prostheses, hearing devices, and mobility devices aims to change the negative stigma associated with disability. The items featured in this exhibition are not for concealing, but rather, they were designed to be seen and shown off.
    Kent State University Museum

  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    Mon
    20
    Feb
    2017

    The Secret Life of Textiles: Animal Fibers

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    This installation features works of art made from the most important animal fibers—wool, hair, silk, and feathers—by numerous cultures throughout history and in different regions of the world.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • 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

  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017

    Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

    Ontario, Canada
    Exhibition

    This exhibition features flags, uniforms and musical instruments relating to the visual and performance art of the Fante militias of the West African country of Ghana.
    Royal Ontario Museum

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017

    You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970

    London, England
    Exhibition

    This exhibit explores the revolutionary spirit of the late 1960s and its impact as expressed through politics, music and fashion. This major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.
    Victoria and Albert 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

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017

    Carpathian Echoes: Textile Materials and Technology in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania and Ukraine

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    A cross-cultural exhibition in which traditional Romanian and Ukrainian textiles will be displayed side by side for the aesthetic appreciation of museum visitors and to deepen scholarly understanding. Includes common textile materials, technologies and costumes that were characteristic of the Carpathian Mountains in both Romania and Ukraine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    The Ukrainian Museum

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    19
    Mar
    2017

    Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry

    Chicago, IL
    Exhibition

    The works in this exhibition demonstrate several modern approaches toward the design and production of velvet. Some of the velvets, including a colorful example designed by Gertrude Rapp in the mid-19th century, illustrate the way in which weavers recreated the look and feel of earlier velvets through careful reproduction of historical processes.
    Art Institute of Chicago

     

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

    Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    Features 60 significant acquisitions of the past 10 years and explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Wed
    23
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

    Eyewear: Fashion with Vision

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Exhibition

    Few objects have had as immense a societal and personal impact as eyeglasses. In a fundamental way, this single object can transform individual lives, affect literacy, improve learning and, in doing so, impact entire nations. This exhibition explores eyewear as objects that serve a medical purpose and as a means to convey identity and status.
    Human Ecology Gallery, University of Alberta

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017

    Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection

    Phoenix, AZ
    Exhibition

    With over 600 items donated and the creation of an endowment that supports the care and research of the collection, Kelly Ellman’s contributions to the fashion design collection have been among the most significant in its history. This exhibit provides a unique look at fashion history through Ellman’s whimsical sensibility.
    Phoenix Art Museum

  • 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

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017

    Costume Workshop: Pretty Little Bags

    9:30 am to 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmWashington, D. C.
    Workshop

    Make your own reproduction friendship bags! In the collection of the DAR Museum are a group of little bags made of lightweight cotton and decorated with lovely little inked designs.  Easy to assemble, fun to decorate and far less tedious than their embroidered counterparts, they might have been given as friendship tokens in the early 19th century.  Join Angela Burnley, owner of Burnley & Trowbridge Company, as you make your own bags to keep or give to friends.
    $45 per person; choose one of two sessions: morning (9:30-12:00) or afternoon (2:00-4:30)
    Register here

  • 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.

  • 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.