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Special Events and Projects

NFN-018Jamie Okuma (Luiseñoand Shoshone-Bannock)Boots, 2013–14Glass beads on boots designed by Christian Louboutin (French)Peabody Essex Museum. Museum Commission with support from Katrina Carye, John Curuby, Karen Keaneand Dan Elias, Cynthia Gardner, Merry Glosband, and Steve and Ellen Hoffman, 2014.44.1AB © 2015 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Walter Silver.
Jamie Okuma (Luiseñoand Shoshone-Bannock)
Boots, 2013–14
Glass beads on boots designed by Christian Louboutin (French)
Peabody Essex Museum.
Museum Commission with support from Katrina Carye, John Curuby, Karen Keaneand Dan Elias, Cynthia Gardner, Merry Glosband, and Steve and Ellen Hoffman, 2014.44.1AB © 2015 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Walter Silver.
Native/American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation, and Cultural Identity

April 22, 2017 | 10:30am - 5pm
Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures
National Museum of the American Indian in New York

Co-sponsored by the Fashion Institute of Technology, this symposium will explore fashion as a creative endeavor and an expression of cultural identity, the history of Native fashion, issues of problematic cultural appropriation in the field and examples of creative collaborations and best practices between Native designers and fashion brands. The program will feature academic and legal scholars, including two FIT professors, as well as fashion designers and editors,. A reception with light refreshments will follow the event. 

Admission is free. RSVP to NYRSVP@si.edu or (212) 514-3750. Visit newsdesk.si.edu for more information.

 

Rocking Fashion: Françoise Hardy, Courtney Love, Patti Smith, DEVO
 
Rocking Fashion: Françoise Hardy, Courtney Love, Patti Smith, DEVO

May 8, 2017 | 6:30pm
Grey Art Gallery - NYU
34 Stuyvesant St, New York Einstein Auditorium

Zip-up coveralls, safety helmets, swim goggles, plastic wigs, “energy domes”— just a few of the many items employed by frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and his band DEVO onstage and in their music videos. This panel will examine how musicians of our time employ clothing and accessories to craft their stage personas. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, Director of Costume Studies MA Program, NYU, with speakers Anna Burckhardt, Intern, and Stephanie Kramer, Research Assistant, both Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Colleen Hill, Curator of Costume and Accessories, The Museum at FIT. Co-organized by NYU’s MA Program in Costume Studies (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery.

This event is free. For more details.


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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