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The Art of Fashion | Blurred Boundaries: Fashion as an Art

Fashion exhibitions at art galleries are the new black – Blurred Boundaries: Fashion as an Art exhibit.  

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Fashion, like art, embodies the time we live in and society bears witness to the interpretation of its historical and cultural significance.

Rhonda P. Hill

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Color! Have No Fear

In fashion, do we produce and consume too much of the color black?  Do you know why black is used in the branding of Chanel, YSL, and Armani Exchange?  How does the color spectrum affect consumer behavior?

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Skip The Landfill, Create The Art

Up to 95% of the textiles that are LAND-FILLED each year could be reused or recycled, according to Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles [SMART] One day you will have no use for what you wear.  It could be in a few months or a few years.  Where will you dispose of it?  You say you […]

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Take a LOOK. . .The History and High Fashion of Menswear | ‘Reigning Men’ Exhibition

Reigning Men:  Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015, Los Angeles County Museum of Art [ LACMA] Exhibition, explores the history of men’s fashionable dress.  Spanning 3 centuries of men’s fashion, this  exhibition explores the looks of “dandy” to “mod” to “ultra chic” and how political and cultural influences shaped fashionable dress for men. 200 looks brilliantly curated, […]

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The Parallels of Fashion Design and Art

There is a strong parallel between the fashion industry and the art world. Emerging fashion designers and up-and-coming artists are mixing up the game and clearing the way for a new set of standards, aesthetics, and innovation. They are as significant as their established counterparts in making an impact to culture and history as those […]

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‘High Style’| Masterworks of Fashion That Defined Cultural Changes

When fashion articulates a new paradigm for style, transfiguring the norm with an expressive potency, great fashion attains covetable status and everlasting importance. – Marnie Fogg, author of When Fashion Really Works The everlasting importance of the most influential American and European designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, Gilbert Adrian, and Charles […]

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The Oxymoron in “China: Through the Looking Glass”

As an artist slowly venturing herself into the mystical energy of Yin and Yang, the dualities of life and fascinating traditions of calligraphy and ink painting, I can’t help but to use this lens to analyze the latest exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC on China. The Met’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” should […]

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EDGE at Fashioned In America | Fashion Exhibition

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 […]

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inspiración. . .un lienzo en blanco

I travel for inspiration, visiting historic sites and ancient cities; I do so to remove myself from the current season, empty my mind and work from a blank space. – Marion Ayonote, Footwear Designer | a quote from EDGE talks to Marion Ayonote Inspiration can be taking in what’s around you in the world, observing […]

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EDGE at Rebar Art Exhibition

An enchanted evening at the opening reception of Rebar, a solo show of Erik ReeL paintings, Friday 7 November 2014, Museum of Ventura County Tool Room Gallery, [a Coastal California Art Exhibition event].

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EDGE at Rauschenberg Exhibition | Gagosian Gallery

I like seeing people using materials that one’s not accustomed to seeing in art. That has a particular value. New materials have fresh associations, physical properties and qualities that have built into them the possibility of forcing you or helping you do something else.  — Robert Rauschenberg

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Barbie® as Creative Inspiration

Barbie® has been a muse to many artists over the past 5+ decades – including Andy Warhol and Peter Max. Over the years, Barbie® doll has always been a reflection of the times, art, and fashion whether following style trends or blazing her own fashion trail. Today, Barbie® is the most popular doll in the […]

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VAM: Improvisational Painting in Ventura GOT EDGE

How often do you get to view a collection of art that moves you in the purest of ways with warmth, passion, and determination?  I appreciate the creative risk these 5 improvisational abstract painters took in pushing the boundaries of authentic expression with the end result in their work.  As artists, they manifest their personal […]

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E D G E At “Standing In Boots” Art Exhibit

Photo ©Desiree HernandezE D G E was there, at Standing In Boots art exhibit!  What a unique and pure experience of like minds and creative energy; “awe” in viewing the art; sharing; visiting with old and new; and collaboration.  Oh my, what a night to remember of the high you felt while there and after […]

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