Black Fashion Designers

WHEN:

From December 6th 2016 to May 16th 2017
Open Today, Free Entry

WHERE:

The Museum at FIT, 7th Avenue at 27 Street, New York, 10001

WHAT:

Discover the sometimes overlooked and always vital impact that African American and African designers have had on the fashion industry in this exhibition of 70 fashion objects covering 30 designers, ranging from the 1950s to the present day.

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Upcoming Opening Times

MonMar 27 2017All Day
TueMar 28 2017All Day
WedMar 29 2017All Day
ThuMar 30 2017All Day
FriMar 31 2017All Day
SatApr 1 2017All Day
SunApr 2 2017All Day
MonApr 3 2017All Day

Happening Nearby

Exhibition
Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968
Under a minute walk
Exploring the role that French designers and brands had on one of the most important periods in fashion history, this new exhibition from FIT will explore how the influences of this era's haute couture styles resulted in a completely new chapter for ...
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Exhibition
Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond
Under a minute walk
"Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond will explore Gilbert Adrian’s ready-to-wear and costume designs, with a focus on his innovative use of textiles. Organized by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies:
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Shopping event
Clever Alice Spring Pop Up Shop
3 minute walk
Shop brands like Porto, Inizio, White & Warren, Heartloom, Jack Henry, Jordan Louis, Bela Cashmere, Nomadic Thread Society, Vincetta, Minan Wong, Totem, George Loves and Anna Hovet - plus introducing two new men's lines - at this pop up from Clever A...
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Bridal sale
Bridal Reflections Sample Sale
6 minute walk
You'll find designer wedding gowns priced from $250 to $950, cash and carry, at this bridal sample sale in New York from Bridal Reflections. Call 212-764-3040 for your appointment! Now extended through end of March.
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Sample sale
Frye Sample Sale
6 minute walk
There's up to 70% off on footwear from Frye at their six day sample sale, hosted by 260 Sample Sale on Fifth Avenue! All sales final.
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Sample sale
John Hardy Sample Sale
7 minute walk
Shop luxury jewelry for women and men plus home accessories at this John Hardy sample sale at Soiffer Haskin, where there'll be up to 65% off retail prices. Expect 18K gold, gold and sterling silver for women; and sterling silver and leather for men...
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Exhibition
Items: Is Fashion Modern?
Opens 10 December 2017
This exhibition from MoMA will explore the past, present and future of 99 items of fashion that have had a strong impact on society in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Exhibition
Patek Philippe: The Art of Watches, Grand Exhibition New York 2017
Opens 13 July 2017
This huge exhibition from Patek Philippe in New York will present more than 400 pieces from it's past and present collections inside a two storey pop up museum. Photo from Patek Philippe's London exhibition.
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Exhibition
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between
Opens 4 May 2017
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the 2017 fashion calendar, this exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue explores the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, and will feature around 150 examples of her womenswear for Comme des Garçons, from th...
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Exhibition
Force of Nature
Opens 30 May 2017
"Force of Nature examines how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries.
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Exhibition
Expedition: Fashion from the Extremes
Opens 15 September 2017
"Expedition: Fashion from the Extremes traces a few of the most challenging forms of human exploration and looks at how the clothes made for survival in these environments found their way into high fashion.
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Exhibition
fashion after Fashion
Opens 27 April 2017
"In 2015, fashion trend forecaster and authority Li Edelkoort declared “the end of Fashion as we know it,” and in her “manifesto for the next decade” provided “ten reasons why the fashion system is obsolete.” In doing so, she echoed a sentiment share...
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Exhibition
Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era
Opens 7 April 2017
"Over 100 extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks and timepieces, and other luxury objects will be installed in the Teak Room, including exquisite works from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America.
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Exhibition
Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
Opens 4 April 2017
"Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story tells the tale of this illustrious craftswoman, designer, and businesswoman.
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What People Say

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A shot from the Black fashion Designers exhibition at FIT. #activistfashion #blacklivesmatter #pharrellwilliams #saveouroceans #recycled #blackdesigners #museumatfit
Instagram useronb2studio – 1 month ago
We are so excited about The Museum at FIT's Black Designers Exhibition on display in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery now through May 16,2017! Everyone, come and see this exhibition which explores the experiences of several generations of fashion designers of African descent from the 1950's to the present. Let's support our black fashion designers! #Themuseumatfit #fit #fashioninstitute #blackfashiondesigners #fashionexhibition
Facebook userHarlem's Fashion Row – 1 month ago
Omg I forgot to post this but the black fashion designers exhibition at FIT got me SHOOK like dead the real Balmain… https://t.co/fIO4c4Erie
Twitter useremi – 1 month ago
It's officially #BlackHistoryMonth! Explore the @MuseumatFIT's latest exhibition #BlackFashionDesigners:… https://t.co/yan1m9LSUo
Twitter userFIT – 1 month ago
If you haven't yet, check-out the 'Black Fashion Designers' exhibition at The Museum at FIT on display until May 16th. #blackfashiondesigners
Instagram userthedemureist – 1 month ago

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