Black Fashion Designers

by Ariele Elia & Elizabeth Way


December 6, 2016 – May 16, 2017

Many black fashion designers have had successful and influential careers. Only a few, however, are widely recognized today. By exploring the work of these designers – both historical and current – this exhibition calls attention to the diverse perspectives they bring, which make fashion more creative and inclusive.

Black Fashion Designers featured 75 ensembles by 60 designers, highlighting a range of individual styles with the hope of broadening fashion history by acknowledging the influence of black designers, and also inspire interest and scholarship on the impact of black designers, past and present.

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Ariele Elia, Elizabeth Way

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