Exhibits!

“TIME AND PLACE”
ONE NIGHT ONLY! – March 26th
Kill Devil Hill [Brooklyn, NY]

Much like an old photograph, a vintage garment preserves the life and identity of a person. Time and Place explores the power photography and clothing have to evoke emotions and conjure memories. Photographs and garments from a variety of time periods will be on view to relate how we connect places, people and the past.  Curated by FIT Graduate students Sarah Byrd and Nicole Bloomfield, this exhibition exemplifies their passion for fashion, history and photographs in an intimate venue.

The show is only open for the one night, March 26th. The public is welcome to stop by throughout the afternoon. An opening reception will be held from 6:00 – 8:00.

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“BERNHARD WILLHELM & JUTTA KRAUS”
Through April 11
The Groninger Museum [Groningen, The Netherlands]

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This exhibit will offer an extensive selection from the 30+ collections over the course of ten years by Willhelm and Kraus. Willhelm and Kraus’s unconventional fashion is characterized by an outspoken visual language in which they give expression to the grotesque, the childish and the fantastic, which they transform and combine in an unparalleled way with elements from pop culture and haute couture. The outfits will be presented in an associative and intuitive way, in exceptional tableaux that highlight and contextualize the background and inspiration of the designers.

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“TOGETHER ALONE: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND FASHION”
Through April 18, 2010
The Ian Potter Centre in the National Gallery of Victoria [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia]


This exhibition highlights the practices of eight leading Australian and New Zealand fashion houses:  Akira Isogawa, Toni Maticevski, MaterialByProduct, Romance Was Born, Doris de Pont, World, Nom*D and Zambesi. Resisting dominant fashion trends, these designers have developed their own aesthetics and have garnered attention locally at Australian and New Zealand fashion weeks and on the global stage in London, Paris and New York. As close neighbors, Australia and New Zealand share common fashion ground. Intellectual and creative undercurrents bind the region, while geographic, historical and cultural nuances generate a range of creative responses. As regional identities in a global fashion system, antipodean designers have received international recognition for their distinctive and original approaches.

Those residing outside of the country can check out the museum’s wonderful Panorama video footage.

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“APRONS: FIFTIES FUNCTIONAL FASHION”
Through April 18
The American Textile History Museum [Lowell, MA]http://www.athm.org/images/exhibit-aprons1.jpg

This exhibit showcases a fun and fashionable collection of the popular accessory from the fifties. Aprons on display range from practical to stylish and bring to mind the housewives, waitresses and hostesses who wore them. A section of novelty aprons, such as those made from handkerchiefs, and travel souvenir aprons will also be on display.

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*Thank you to the Costume Society of America and Nicole Bloomfield for this information.

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