Seattle Fashion Exhibit Round Up
The fashion exhibits at Seattle museums are unbelievable right now! From traditional to unconventional, there's a bit of awe and inspiration for everyone. Here's my roundup:
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair at the Bellevue Arts Museum
Everything about this exhibit is phenomenal - the history, design, construction, embroidery, beadwork. I couldn't get enough. The exhibit features about 40 designs from the 50 year history of the Ebony Fashion Fair and also profiles Eunice W. Johnson, co-founder of Johnson Publishing Company and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines who was the visionary director and producer of the Fair. At the Bellevue Arts Museum, but closes this weekend - August 14, 2016 is the last day before it moves to Washington, DC.
World of WearableArt at the EMP
This exhibition was so good that I bought TWO books. The World of Wearable Art is New Zealand's largest art show and asks designers from all over the world to take “art off the wall and adorn [it] onto the human form.” I went in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised at how obsessed I am with some of the pieces. The exhibit can get a bit crowded, but make sure you take time to look at each of the pieces thoroughly AND to watch the full video. It's worth it.
Check out the main website from the headquarters in Wellington, NZ if you can't make it to the EMP - World of WearableArt
Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World at the Asian Art Museum
This isn't a traditional fashion exhibit as it focuses on the use of indigo dye in fabric and the creation of fabric. The featured textiles are a sampling of how indigo is used around the world and includes many household textiles in addition to wearable pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to identify a Lee's Surrender handwoven piece in the collection. I am planning to go back to this exhibit soon. I need to see it again! At the SAM Asian Art Museum through October 9, 2016.
Head to any or all of these (I recommend all) as they are great for fiber and non-fiber people alike.
Have a great weekend!