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Contextualizing Fashion: An Exhibition of Student Work

  • Design Center Gallery at Pratt Institute 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11205 United States (map)

In collaboration with my colleague, lecturer Tessa Maffucci, we will showcase the work of our students for the course, Contextualizing Fashion:

Contextualizing Fashion is a course that has been taught within Pratt Institute's Fashion Design B.F.A. since 2013. 

The class explores the mechanisms that create meaning in and through fashion and investigates how clothing is presented in myriad contexts, looking at historical sources, scholarly texts and contemporary media. 

Contextualizing Fashion culminates in a final project for which students will design and construct an original garment in dialogue with the concepts and theories explored throughout the semester. This process will prepare the students to propose possible futures or new ways of examining and creating fashion. 

Location: Design Gallery Center, located in Steuben Hall

The Design Center Gallery is located on the second floor of Steuben Hall in The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center.  Enter Pratt's campus at the intersection of DeKalb Avenue and Hall Street and walk past the library to the corner of Grand Avenue and Steuben Street. 

 Closest Subway: Classon Avenue (G)

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