Is Fashion Art?

17.01.2013 § Leave a comment

In October 2011, at the ACT New York conference, I heard Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, present the subject “Is Fashion Art?” The presentation was very interesting and has gotten me thinking more on this subject every since. I think if anyone should be called an artist in the fashion field, Alexander McQueen would qualify. His work is definitely a statement of his self and his view.

I made these sketches on the same trip, I believe. I visited the Museum at the Fashion Institute, and they happened to have an exhibition with quite a sample of McQueen’s work. Suppose I make a fabric with all that hardware (buckles) dangling? What kind of response would it receive?

sketch of McQueen's work at FIT

Sportswear Exhibition

07.09.2011 § Leave a comment

After the Alexander McQueen show, I stayed one more day in New York.  I had never visited the Fashion Institute of Technology, so I did.  Their museum was featuring a sportswear show called ‘Sporting Life.’  The first piece on the left at the entrance of the exhibit was my favorite.  Fashions always came late to Korea, and I remember wearing those balloon pants in gym class.  They were a short version like the sketch on the right but with a white shirt without a sailor collar or ties … a faint memory of the old days. « Read the rest of this entry »

Rose Gown

14.02.2011 § Leave a comment

remembering a masterpiece
Onion and roses both have layered effects but we prefer to be near roses much more than onions.  The roses boast the most amazing layering petals of all flowers.  In 2008, I visited the Musee Les Arts Decoratifs in Louvre, Paris.  I was fortunate to see the Christian Lacroix exhibit.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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