In conjunction with the spring 2018 exhibition, Fashion Unraveled, a show about clothing that is worn, imperfect, and incomplete, The Museum at FIT invited the public to help tell the story of clothes. #WearingMemories offered people the opportunity to share deeply personal stories about themselves or their loved ones. Some garments demonstrated creativity and craftsmanship, others reflected heartbreak or resilience in the face of adversity. A number of stories were about items belonging to parents, siblings, or children, having been handed down or remade with love. The project helped personalize the museum experience. Not only did the crowd-sourced project receive more than 400 submissions, it was one of MFIT’s most successful social media campaigns to date.
Selected stories were compiled together in a video that was shown in the lobby of the museum during the run of the exhibition. Watch the video below.
View stories below that were published on the museum's Tumblr page.