Buckle in guys, this post is a long one! Long but fun!
My good friend, and designer, Sarah, and I set out a few Sundays ago to the Mint Museum Uptown location for the Fashion Reimagined exhibit! And it did not disappoint! It was a look at fashion styles and designs throughout history, and then from there separated into three rooms; minimalism, colors and patterns (my personal favorite!), and the body reimagined.
And I could not have asked for a better museum date than Sarah! Our enthusiasm and excitement were sky high as we meandered through the exhibit, taking in all of the designs.
While I was fascinated by all of the period pieces, styling choices/techniques used, and the art in the fashion, Sarah chatted to me excitedly about the more intricate details of the displays. She was taken by the different seams and stitching used, the different tailoring in some of the menswear pieces, and many of the design details used in the pieces.
I loved all of the tidbits she shared with me! It was fun to hear and see the exhibit with someone who was equally excited, but also seeing it through a designer's eyes gave me a whole new appreciation for the designs and all of the work that goes into them!
As I mentioned earlier, my favorite part of the exhibit was the patterns and colors part. It was just full of beautiful clothing and vibrant colors. There was even a piece by Anna Sui there! That got us both excited!
This was one of my absolute favorite looks! It has all of the drama, and I am here for it!
Down below is another angle of the same look.
To the left is a design from the minimalism part of the exhibit.
Something tells me I will be looking more into Iris van Herpen -maybe for a future blog post!
The body reimagined was about the different ways that fashion has been used to accentuate the female body. Corsets were used to give the tiny waist and to give lift to women's breasts. And the bustles were designed to draw the eye to the -ahem- behind!
There were other more subtle design tricks that were specific to meet the person wearing it individual needs. For example, there was a black dress that had a sort of cut out in the back, we think as a form of ventilation. On another dress, Sarah showed me where it looked as though a patch had been sewn in under the armpit. Sarah explained that it was to give the person wearing it, better range of motion.
Thanks so much for reading! I really appreciate it and I hope you enjoyed this!
The exhibit will be on display until July 2, 2023 if you're interested!
Sarah, thank you for a wonderful afternoon! It was a joy -even though the Uber ride home was awful! xD