Sportswear to Athleisure: The Creation of Comfortable Clothing
“Sportswear to Athleisure” draws from the holdings of the Texas Fashion Collection, part of the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. This exhibition features historic ensembles from iconic sportswear designers Claire McCardell, Vera Maxwell, and Calvin Klein and includes recent acquisitions by Riccardo Tisci, Yohji Yamamoto, Charles Smith II, and Mary Katrantzou. Together these ensembles demonstrate the chronology of comfortable clothing, from early outdoor leisure fashions to stylish gym-to-street athleisure of today. (Photo credit: Brandon Nichols)
Reimaginging the Kimono
Reimagining the Kimono, organized by the UNT Texas Fashion Collection, explores the ways in which the kimono has inspired designers through its form, fabric, and floral motifs. Late twentieth-century Japanese wedding kimonos, known as uchikake, represent the traditional garment with a bold use of color and pattern. Selections of silk chiffon haute couture gowns by Hanae Mori offer modern interpretations of Japanese iconography and the iconic form of the kimono. Historic designs by Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, and Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, among others, offer high-fashion examples of the multiplicity of ways in which the kimono has inspired American and European designers.
Art Meets Fashion: 1965-2015
An Artistic Alliance: Art and Couture by Amy Zerner from the collection of Torie Gibralter
"American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity." June - October 2014. Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX.
American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity
The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road
Futher exhibition information coming soon.