Last week WSA Fashion and Textiles staff took a group to students to New York for a study trip of studio visits, fabric and trimming shopping and museums. And an unexpected snow storm! Here are some highlights…
Head of Womenswear at Marc Jacobs shows students round the New York studio seeing the process from research to designing and making to show room. Students were lucky enough to see the current collection in progress for the upcoming runway show at New York fashion week.
Fabric and trimming shopping in the Garment District. Such amazing array of colours and unusual fabrics.
Picasso Sculptures at the MoMa.
African Kente fabric at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
Frank Stella at the impressive new Whitney Museum building.
The Empire State Building post-blizzard.
From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun. With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure. Riviera Style brings together a diverse range of clothing worn in and by the sea. A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water.
Exhibition Dates: 22 May – 13 September 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing