October 16, 2016 | 3:30 pm
Cheltenham Literature Festival
The Inkpot, Imperial Square
From Cinderella’s glass slipper to Little Red Riding Hood’s cape, dress plays a crucial role in fairy tales, symbolising the status, vanity or transformation of characters. In return, imagery from these classic stories has inspired generations of designers. Join MFIT curator Colleen Hill and The Times fashion director Anna Murphy for an illustrated exploration of fairy tales seen through the lens of high fashion.
To RSVP for this special event, go to cheltenhamfestivals.com.
October 24, 2016 | 2 pm
San Francisco Main Library
MFIT's deputy director Patricia Mears will be a guest speaker at The 2016 Arts of Fashion Foundation Symposium. This symposium exposes students, professors, and the general public to scholarly debates about the current issues facing fashion, creative explorations, and exhibitions of accomplished industry professionals.
To RSVP for this special event, go to arts-of-fashion.org.
November 4, 2016
Initiatives in Art and Culture
CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY
In the 18th annual New York Fashion conference, Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) will celebrate pioneers from all corners of the industry. Director and chief curator Valerie Steele will give the keynote speech. Other presenters include designers, Ralph Rucci, Stephen Burrows and model Pat Cleveland.
To RSVP for this special event, go to artinitiatives.com.
November 17 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
MFIT brings together work from four Latin American Fashion Film Festivals. Luisa Saenz, (Mexico), Carlos Gutiérrez (Colombia), Cristobal Protaluppi (Chile), and Willmer Williams (Argentina) will present a selection of films, followed by a brief discussion.
November 22, 2016 | 7 pm
972 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Join MFIT director Valerie Steele in this special location for a conversation about Proust and fashion with author Anka Muhlstein, winner of the 1996 Goncourt Prize for biography and author of Monsieur Proust's Library.
To RSVP for this special event, go to albertine.com/events.
December 8-9, 2016
College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand
Join MFIT director Valerie Steele at the international conference and exhibition, The End of Fashion. Steele will provide the keynote lecture as well as lead the conversation for the Fashion Designers Forum.
To learn more about this special event, go to thendofashion.com.
This workshop was organized by The Museum at FIT in conjunction with Mexico’s Atelier Romo and the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS). Under the mentorship of artist Sebastian Romo and Tanya Melendez, MFIT’s curator of education, students from FIT and Atelier Romo interpreted MFIT’s costume collection and SAPS’ murals. Results are published via the link above.
Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their skills, diverse perspectives and interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Eco-Fashion: Going Green.
In the summer of 2010, The Museum at FIT invited five students from each institution to investigate ecological sustainability in fashion and what that means to them. The two teams of students were then asked to work together to develop a joint project that would reflect their discoveries and conclusions...
This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Centro de diseño, cine y television. It was made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation.
Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their diverse skills and perspectives in order to help each other arrive at interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Fashion & Politics. The results of this online collaboration are published here on MFIT’s website. Organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.