ORGANIZER AND DATES
Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
February 12 – April 30, 2016
Ulrich Museum of Art
Wichita State University, Kansas
September 10 – December 4, 2016
Tufts University Art Gallery
January 24 – May 21, 2017
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
June 29 – August 10, 2017
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne
January 27 – April 28, 2018
The idea of customization has always been at the heart of couture. The gown made to fit you, perfectly. The hand-beading, hand-stitching, and other time-consuming processes involved in the creation of couture garments that reinforce the notion of the piece as a work of art with a specific connection to the owner. The digital age has introduced a new approach to personalized fashion, and in some cases, a new iteration of couture. This exhibition featured designers whose approach to personalization is sympathetic to the allure of haute couture, but whose approach is rooted in coding.
Marloes ten Bhömer, the Netherlands; Melissa Coleman/Leonic Smelt/Joachim Rotteveel, United Kingdom/the Netherlands; Amy Congdon, United Kingdom; Cute Circuit, United Kingdom; Cedric Flazinski, France/Canada; Ying Gao, Canada; Mary Huang, United States; Normals, France; Simon Thorogood, United Kingdom; Alison Tsai, Taiwan/United States
Exhibition design by Blumlein Associates, Inc.