As part of The Museum at FIT’s Black Fashion Designers exhibit, the museum today (February 6, 2017) is hosting a one-day symposium featuring talks by designers, models, journalists, and scholars on African diasporic culture and fashion. Panelist members include June Ambrose, reporter Teri Agins, designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, models Bethann Hardison and Veronica Webb and many more.
The Black Fashion Designers exhibit opened on December 6th and will run through May 16, 2017. More info on the exhibit on fitnyc.edu.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT
Dr. Valerie Steele, introduction
Elizabeth Way: “From Dressmakers to Designers”
Alphonso McClendon: “Fashion and Jazz”
Dr. Monica Miller and Eric Darnell Pitchard, in conversation about Patrick Kelly
Ariele Elia: “From Seventh Avenue to Global Markets”
June Ambrose in conversation with Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs
Dr. Valerie Steele, in conversation with Grace Wales Bonner and Mimi Plange
Dr. Victoria Rovine: “Fashion in Africa and Beyond”
Elizabeth Way, in conversation with Teri Agins, Dario Calmese, and Constance White on their careers in fashion media
Elena Romero in conversation with Dapper Dan and Jeriana San Juan on hip hop and fashion
Ariele Elia, in conversation with Bethann Hardison and Veronica Webb about modeling and diversity
Check out the live stream plus a video preview of the Black Fashion Designers exhibit below.