This weekend marks the beginning of a new exhibit at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis which showcases the stunning designs from students in the Department of Art’s new fashion design and fashion merchandising program.
The Wearable Art runway show kicks off this Saturday, with doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starting at 6 PM.
Los Angeles-based fashion & pop culture designer, MICHAEL NGO, who is known for creating one-of-a-kind pieces that celebrate freedom, sexuality, and strength, will serve as a guest juror for this exhibition.
A work of Wearable Art is a one-of-a-kind design that expresses an aesthetic originating entirely from the artist themselves. It takes art off the wall and brings it to life through display on the human body. Wearable art moves beyond mainstream fashion, employing diverse artistic techniques to create unconventional, avant-garde, bespoke creations. Wearable Art firmly rejects the commercially-driven notion that all fashion must be designed for mass production. These wearable works of art exist at the intersection of fashion, craftsmanship, and art.
Following the runway show on Saturday, the Wearable Art exhibition at AMUM will be on display through September.
For more information on this student showcase, visit the AMUM website.