Special Events and Projects
Trend-ology: Fashion Trends from Paisley to Hip Hop
The curators of Trend-ology offer a behind-the-scenes look at this ground-breaking show. Learn about the sources of fashion trends over the past 250 years. Hear about 18th century court dress, the rise of the couturier in 19th century Paris, hip hop fashion and more recent developments related to blogging, fast fashion and social-media networking. See influential designs by Dior, Saint Laurent, Helmut Lang, and others, and discover why they matter.
|Cross-Pollination: Masterpieces of the Collections
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.
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-Pollination: Fashion & Politics
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.