Current Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faux Real: Fashion Inspired by Nature

March 4 - May 5, 2019
 
Drawn from the permanent holdings of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, this exhibition highlights the myriad ways that fashion designers have contributed to the ongoing and often controversial conversation about our relationship with the natural world. While these featured ensembles are made exclusively of vegetarian materials, many incorporate synthetic surrogates that look and feel like their natural counterparts. Others push beyond realism, with entirely fictional or exaggerated fantastical textures and patterns offering a supernatural look at the familiar. Together, these designers recreate, interrogate, and subvert natural materials and patterns so that we might have a better understanding of and appreciation for the world around us.  (Photos courtesy of Megan DeSoto.)