On Sunday, April 7th, the Apparel and Textile Design program put on a fashion show like no-other at the Broad Art Museum. Many gathered to see the work that a few selected students had only two weeks to complete.
Throughout the show were many transformational pieces that proved the same point: fashion is art. From the designers who dyed fabric as a show performance to a dress made out of faces that reflected into another dress representing a mirror, each piece stood out in it’s own way and had a meaning.
Although the avant-garde fashion is not really functional to wear to class, behind each piece was a concept. Senior apparel and textile design student, Martin Flores, created a large picture frame which had a fully knitted canvas. During the show, a model removed her orange garment and went through the picture frame, where the knitting created a sleeved dress.
“This was a stab back at studio artists who say that fashion isn’t art. I literally made an art piece that turned into a dress,” says Flores.