The power of fashion lies in its power to transform identity and culture. There is a global phenomenon of fashion exhibitions at elite institutions the likes of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Phoenix Art Museum is currently exhibiting, Fashioned in America, a fashion exhibition about how economics, ecology and labor ethics are driving a revival of fashion designs made in the United States.
Featuring more than 40 ensembles and accessories, Fashioned in America highlights work by contemporary designers such as Ralph Rucci, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, and J. Mendel whose vision and talent are invigorating the revival of U.S. clothing manufacturing.
EDGE supports the gallery and museum venue as a new era of exposition for emerging designers. Fashion designers are artists. Shows can be curated with a collective vision of both a historical context and a relevance to contemporary culture. This themed exhibition presented both a historical and contemporary perspective in content and designer representation.
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