FIT and MFIT celebrate the contribution of the Asian American community to fashion
The ongoing exhibit recognizes the need for greater support for Asian Americans and their continued importance to the fashion industry, especially after the recent increase in racially motivated attacks, MFIT said in A press release.
Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation is divided into two sections, the first of which focuses on fashion production, labor, and the use of materials in the design process from the 1980s to the 2010s. second section explores design narratives from the 1950s to the present, which illustrate a variety of Asian American fashion aesthetics. The exhibition is scheduled until March 27, 2022.
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) with The Museum at FIT (MFIT) showcases Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation. Designed and curated by graduate students from the Fashion and Textile Studies program, the exhibit celebrates the significant contributions of the Asian American community to the fashion industry.
Organized by graduate students of the Fashion and Textile Studies program, Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation presents a perspective on fashion production, including labor issues and the use of materials in the design process . The exhibition focuses on exploring design narratives, illustrating the variety of Asian American design. This exhibition includes creations by YeohleeTeng, Vivienne Tam, Naeem Khan, Thakoon Panichgul, Vera Wang and Prabal Gurung, among others
The exhibition opened with an illustration by Ruben Toledo entitled “The Tug of War Continue”, featuring designers Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam and Zang Toi acting as pillars supporting each other and the war industry. American fashion as a whole. Their positions in the industry have been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, with all three receiving honors and awards.
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