Fashioning Life: Wear Your Story

A Fashion Exhibit

Open to Public: February 10th - March 6th, 2015

Tuesdays to Sundays from 12pm to 4pm

Free admission

More than a protective skin for hiding or showcasing the body, clothing is a repository for emotion and memory. It is also a powerful medium for communicating and writing a life. Fashioning Life: Wear Your Story explores fashion and clothing as a medium for life writing.

This exhibition features the work of fourteen women. Each was given a simple white dress made of thin canvas and asked to fashion it so as to articulate and illustrate a personal story or experience that shaped her life. These canvas dresses, which reflect the iconic fashion silhouettes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, presented the base garment that the women were encouraged to manipulate and deconstruct as they wished.

Through this process, the women have been able to articulate a defining life experience. Collectively, these fourteen dresses stand as moments of fashion life writing, creating a public exhibition of personal memories and emotions.


Fashioning Life: Wear Your Story

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