More frequently than one might imagine, multiple fashion exhibitions on similar topics pop up around the same time. While it is not unusual for trends in fashion exhibitions to occur, it is somewhat unusual for two museums in the same city to be running concurrent exhibitions on almost the exact same subject.
Passer-By tackled an issue with which consumers come into contact every day: the multitude of ways that clothing can be displayed through artistic, kitschy, and historical contexts, and how this changes the way the clothing is interpreted.
The Fashion Gift is one of those sprawling exhibitions with so many items it’s almost in danger of undercutting their individual value. There are a few moments when you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve been trapped inside a fashion labyrinth.
As someone who is pursuing the traditional thesis option, the practice-based and practice-led research of my fellow candidates is fascinating, offering approaches and insights that often complement my own research. With this in mind, I interviewed Dr. Sean Ryan to learn more about the program and practice-based research.
Love fashion, but confused about where to study, to learn about, critique, and engage with it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Jaclyn Marcus profiles the MA Fashion program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.