The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green provides historical context for today’s eco-fashion movement.
Going Green exhibit shows that, contrary to popular belief, fashion designers have long been interested in sustainability. The revealing exhibition features over 100 garments, accessories and textiles from the mid-18th century to the present. Defining what qualifies as "eco-fashion" while highlighting how each stage of fashion production has environmental consequences are the two main principles upon which the exhibition is built. The display features beautiful designs by contemporary designers such as Edun, Bodkin and Fin alongside centuries-old creations like a silk brocade gown from 1760.
As a fellow FIT recent graduate and Alum, I know all about this museum and its amazing shows throughout the years. If you are in the NYC area be sure to check out this one-of-it's-kind eco-fashion exhibition!
On View at The Museum at FIT in New York May 26 Through November 13, 2010
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