Blurred Boundaries: Fashion as an Art
fashion exhibit, curated by Rhonda P. Hill
Congratulations to the designers:
Alena Kalana‘s unconventional textile choices and experimentation are the basis of her designs. Tibetan Transplant is a collection of multi-dimensional sculptural ensembles created from Kalana’s use of textile upholstery, layering, and her ‘hand’ of draping.
Susan Tancer creates a Graffiti clutch bag collection from a paint stained drop cloth. This brain cancer survivor, whose work has been exhibited at the Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, takes the color out of her paint brush with an abstract body of work serving both function and aesthetic appeal.
Tingyue Jiang, an MFA graduate from Parsons School of Design, New York City, uses the globally charged topic of social and ethical issues surrounding mass produced garments from the eyes of the Chinese worker, in his collection titled People Who Wearing Time.
Hera Zhou‘s The Wave collection was exhibited at Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre. Inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s painting, The Great Wave off Kanagawa (the Great Wave), Zhou creates a sculptural reality of this internationally famous and most recognizable work of Japanese art, with her pleating technique of depth, layering, and rigid density.