This contemporary Japanese fashion exhibition explores the fashion revolution of the 1980s and features fashion by top Japanese designers Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo who used asymmetry, unconventional construction, raw edges, oversized proportions and monochromatic palettes to redefine the western concept of “chic.”
In the late 1960s, Mary Baskett was curator of prints at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. A graduate of Wellesley College with a Master’s degree in East Asian art history from the University of Hawaii, Baskett was already well-traveled throughout South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong. In pursuit of the work of contemporary printmakers, she began travelling to Japan where she found intriguing avant-garde fashion. She began avidly collecting and wearing these clothes, particularly those of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo, then little-known outside of Japan. In the 1970s and 1980s, Miyake, Yamamoto, and Kawakubo shocked the fashion world with their post-modern “anti-fashion” garments. While maintaining many differences, these artists often reference elements of traditional Japanese dress in their designs, merging conventional features with avant-garde concepts.
The Crow is Closed Mondays.
Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
“Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style” celebrates the fashion designer’s inspiring life and award-winning work, exploring de la Renta’s career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. The special exhibition at the George W. Bush Presidential Center features more than 60 garments, many on view for the first time.
Highlights include clothing worn by First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan, as well as Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara. The largest and most comprehensive look at Oscar de la Renta’s 50-year career opens July 19 and runs through Oct. 5, 2014, exclusively at the Bush Center.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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“American Brides” is an exhibit presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC) at the University of North Texas. It features more than 40 wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present and can be viewed in both the Meadows and Gough galleries at the Center for Visual Arts.
“American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity” emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition.
The Texas Fashion Collection, which is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, is home to more than 20,000 examples of historic and modern fashion and accessories which are available for research and inspiration to students and the public. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the TFC. These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas.
Dallas designers Michael Faircloth and Winn Morton have dresses in the show, along with Houston designer, Victor Costa. The designs range from traditional, historic silhouettes to dresses from the 1960s and 1970s, when previously acceptable norms for bridal wear were tested. Creations UNT professors Marian O’Rourke Kaplan and Janie Stidham, along with custom designs by recent MFA graduates from the fashion program are included.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, “American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity” guest speaker, Steven Porterfield will give a gallery talk at the Center for Visual Arts on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m.
Steven Porterfield owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.” Porterfield has loaned several 19th century bridal gowns to the exhibit.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC) at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. “American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity” emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition.
1st Annual THE FASHIONISTAS Fashion Exhibition
benefitting THE FASHION FUND
Enjoy complimentary bites, sips from VeeV Acai Spirits and Naked Grape Wines plus bid on your favorite pieces from THE FASHIONISTAS Fashion Fridays & Runway Series Designers!
THE FASHION FUND 2014 scholarships will be awarded to students attending Wade College. Members: $25, Non-Members: $75
- Abi Ferrin
- Becky Hollands
- Binzario Couture
- Danh Ta
- Elizabeth Anyaa
- Geoffrey Henning
- Lucy Dang
- marek + richard
- Mario Alberto
- Melancholic Designs
- Nha Khanh
- Rochelle Rodriguez
- Shirin Askari
“Muse” is the manifestation of inspiration. The artist is a conduit to something universal, to a collective unconscious insight that reflects culture, society and subjectivity simultaneously; yet the artist needs a focus, a revelation.
LuminArte Gallery presents “Muse,” featuring numerous Texas based artists, including Michael Pavlovsky, John Milton, Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Jim Lively, Matt Anzak, Jonathan Davis, Toni Martin, Aralyn McGregor, Julia Pappas, Corrie Jorns, Cathy Shepherd, Stephen Hartzler, Sergei Rodionov, Ben Britt and Jessica Manheim, as well as fashion designs by Mario A. Gallegos Jr., performance art by Lauren Stout and musical installations by Joel Sampson. Regional talent like Matt Jeppsen, Ray Ferrer, Bronwyn Towle and Mia Tyler will also be showcased alongside international artists Viktorija Bulava, Victor Frankowski, Esther Wertheimer, He Si’en, Luba Muravyeva and Nicolantonio Mucciaccia.
Exhibit is open Thursday, 5-8 pm, and Friday-Saturday, 10 am-2 pm
University of North Texas alumna Linda Ohrn-McDaniels’s designs focus on formal design elements, such a circles, hearts, and knit stitches, combined in this exhibition with the idea of coming back. Ohrn-McDaniel’s first solo exhibition in Sweden in 2000 set her on a career in fashion, using clothing as a form of expression. Through themes surrounding circles and hearts, she explores textures, color, shape, and fit.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has earned numerous awards, including the Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence. Linda Ohrn-McDaniel earned her B.Ed. in Textiles and English from Uppsala University and her M.F.A. in Fashion Design from the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. She currently teaches at Kent State University.
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