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Special Events

Vionnet dress
Madeleine Vionnet, gown, 1930, P83.39.7, Museum purchase.
Panel: Fashion and the Contemporary Avant-Garde
February 11, 2015
College Art Association Conference | NYC

The 103rd annual conference of the College Art Association is being held in New York City at the Hilton from February 11-14, 2015. Emma McClendon, assistant curator of costume at MFIT will present the paper "Fashioning the Body: An Object-Based Approach to the Avant-Garde" as part of an afternoon panel devoted to avant-garde fashion.


digital fashion futures
© Frederik Heyman & Wout Bosschaert
Digital Fashion Futures: International Fashion Conference
February 24-26, 2015
MoMu | Fashion Museum Antwerp

Europeana Fashion will host its third annual conference, this year in collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp. The conference Digital Fashion Futures explores the future of digital fashion initiatives, bringing together a multitude of online fashion platforms and innovative perspectives from the cultural heritage industry.

On the first day, the conference examines ways in which digital content can be worked into a valuable experience for its consumers as well as the evolving role of digital content in business models for fashion. Tamsen Young, MFIT digital media manager will be a keynote speaker. On the second day, various workshops and debates allow delegates to delve deeper into the ideas presented on the first day. Throughout the conference, delegates are encouraged to evaluate their own role in the future landscape of fashion. Much of the conference will be free.


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Past Workshops

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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