Fashion is a product of industry, utility, and trend. Clothing is built to dress according to the wearers needs and taste. Decades of fashion have been handcrafted by repurposing old styles and borrowing from the visual world, but more and more the ideal of fashion is one of non-industry.
Curators Lady Millard and Christopher Tandy ask "What happened to Fashion?" in the next show at the Con Artist Collective. "Fast Fashion" has made the design process into a function of haste. Branding is becoming more important than the clothing itself and designers are now seated behind computers to facilitate a non-industry of speed and image over style.
Where is fashion in this new world of memes and "nice" Instagram photography? Has fashion become a lost art?
Interview with Lady Millard by Bedford and Bowery
Dates: February 17th - February 28th