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Cloth, Construct, Culture; fashion builds a story
CLOTH, Construct, CULTURE: fashion builds a story
October 24 - January 24, 2024
"CLOTH, Construct, CULTURE: fashion builds a story”, curated by Rhonda P. Hill, highlights work from ten international designers concerned with deeper issues about the world we live in expressed through a framework of storytelling. These fashion designers consciously define their work as art, constructing unique installations in cloth that tell a story. Nonconforming and experimental, they have created an innovative body of work that has timeless appeal, substance, is culturally savvy while sending a strong message through their designs, often reaching viewers otherwise not engaged in our aesthetic discourse. This new generation of designers is not about ‘cut and sew and sell’. Their work is about concept, meaning, and why it matters to create. They present their collections through a framework of storytelling on world issues with a defiant and passionate resolve to protect earth’s resources; in an age of divisive politics and multiculturalism, to celebrate cultural and individual identity; to raise concern for technology and the loss of real-time human connection; and to recognize untold history while calling attention to the unfairness of marginalization. This framework of storytelling manifests through their design.
Featuring the work of designers Kyle Denman, Isabella Diorio, Korina Emmerich (Puyallup), Karen Glass, Alena Kalana, Ruree Lee, Maital Levitan, Abiola Onabule and Yun Qu.
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