Youthquake: The 1960’s Fashion Revolution – Part 2

As we stated in our last post (Youthquake, Part 1), each year the graduate students of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice program curate an exhibit in the Museum at FIT and then present to the students in Precollege Programs about the content of the exhibit and the process of curating the exhibit. Here are some of the images from that day! For the full gallery, see our Flickr set here.

 

Youthquake: The1960’s Fashion Revolution, Part 1

Each year the graduate students of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice program curate an exhibit in the  Museum at FIT and then present to the students in Precollege Programs about the content of the exhibit and the process of curating the exhibit. Today, they presented the exhibit “Youthquake: The1960’s Fashion Revolution.”

The 1960s Fashion Revolution explores the dramatic impact of youth culture on fashion during the 1960s. “Once only the rich, the Establishment, set the fashion,” said pioneering British designer and boutique owner Mary Quant. “Now it is the inexpensive little dress seen on the girls in High Street.”

The exhibition begins by looking at a new generation of designers and their innovative boutiques, where young clientele—an increasingly powerful consumer class—shopped and socialized. London was the epicenter of youth-generated style, but youthquake boutiques soon began to open internationally. New York’s Paraphernalia boutique sold work by emerging talent such as Betsey Johnson, in addition to the work of London designers. Paraphernalia’s cutting-edge designs will be represented by a mini-dress in metallic copper knit.

* For more information, you can, check out the Museum’s page  or the graduate student’s exhibition website.

Precollege students attentively watched a presentation hosted in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre in FIT.

Designers from African Fashion Week NY Speak to Precollege Students!

Last week, on Wednesday, July 13, Precollege students got the opportunity to meet upcoming African fashion designers whose work is inspired by African themes. FIT’s International Trade and Marketing Programs coordinated the event which aligned with African Fashion Week NY. You may recall hearing about this from Amira’s blog post last week. Miss it? You can check it out here.

Here is a list of the participants and a few shots from the event!

Master of Ceremony: Victoria Adegbola, FIT-ITM major

 

Kiko Romeo

 

Gloria Wavamunno

 

AsakeOge Couture was founded by Asake Agoro from Nigeria. The Label was launched February 2009 at the London Metropolitan Fashion and Dance Charity Show when she was invited to come up with a collection for the fundraiser. A 3rd generation seamstress, growing up around the creative energy in a couture household enabled her to design and make garments for herself from the age of 15. She has honed an innate skill by producing one-off pieces that soon drew international attention.

Asakeoge Couture

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