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Special Events and Projects

 
 

 

Pat Cleveland
 
Between The Lines: Model Behavior with Pat Cleveland and Coco Mitchell

February 27, 2017
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York, New York

Presented in partnership with our latest exhibition Black Fashion Designers, this program celebrates the audacity of fashion trailblazers. Models Pat Cleveland and Coco Mitchell, with fashion insider and moderator Constance White, will explore the paths taken by black models, designers, and industry insiders, to render visible diverse aesthetics found in communities of color around the world. Also on display will be items from the Schomburg’s archival collection featuring American fashion designer Patrick Kelly and a showcase of fashion by Ghanaian-born designer Mimi Plange.

This event is free. Register online.


 
 

 

Fashioning the Black Body in Bondage & Freedom
 
Fashioning the Black Body in Bondage & Freedom

March 4, 2017
Weeksville Heritage Center
New York, New York

Join MFIT curatorial assistant Elizabeth Way for the "Fashion & the Peculiar Institution" panel discussion alongside Noel Corbin, Kim Jenkins, and Katie Knowles. This panel discussion will explore connections between the institution of slavery and the fashion system.

This event is free. Register online.


Past Workshops

Cross-Pollination
Cross-Pollination: Masterpieces of the Collections
Online event


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.

 


 

Cross Pollination Eco Fashion
Cross-Pollination: Eco-Fashion
Online event


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.

 


 

cross polination
Cross-Pollination: Fashion & Politics
Online event


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.

 

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