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Exhibition: Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation — Opens
March 2, 2022
Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation celebrates the Asian American community’s diverse contributions to the fashion industry. The recent rise of violent, racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need to increase support and awareness around the complex narratives and expansive achievements of this community. New York City is a fashion capital with a large and diverse Asian American community whose members contribute to every aspect of fashion production, from manufacturing to creative design. This exhibition does not attempt to represent the entire Asian American experience; instead, it highlights the depth and variety of Asian American design through object-based analysis. The exhibition examines topics such as labor and process in addition to exploring design motivation.
This exhibition is presented by students in FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice MA program. This program builds knowledge in fashion and textile history, object conservation, and exhibition theory over the course of two years. During their second year, students utilize the interdisciplinary skills they have acquired through the program to collaborate with The Museum at FIT, developing and installing an exhibition of fashion objects from MFIT’s collection.
This exhibition is free and open to the public; visit the exhibition webpage for details.