Can Fashion be a kind of Art?
What do you know about fashion? Fashion is any trendy clothing that we wear to look cool 😎. We all have a favorite pair of shoes or a jacket we love and it is all a part of the bigger fashion world. Have you ever seen a movie with super heroes or magical creatures? Well, the clothes they were wearing were created by a fashion designer! There are artists we call designers who draw up cool ideas that later become the clothes we all wear. To answer the question, fashion is definitely art. You have to be creative and artistic to make clothes that other people want to wear. It connects us and helps us to express ourselves, just like painting and drawing.
Fashion at the Albany Museum of Art
We have even shown artwork right here at AMA that relates to fashion!
Teresa Bramlette Reeves is an artist who works with paper. Her work is a part of our Cut & Paste: Works of Paper exhibition still going on right now. (The museum is closed to the public until July 17, but you can see a virtual tour of the exhibition HERE.)
She is so creative that she was able to use tissue paper and watercolors to remake life-sized doll clothes and dresses from old pictures. She took pictures of herself and others in the clothes to save the memory, then folded them up into these cute bundles like the one you see here.
For middle and high schoolers, this hands-on class will be taught by Heather Ashberry, of Beatrice Wormwood. Students will get a crash course in fashion design. In the words of Tim Gunn, learn how to “make it work” in this unconventional fashion design class! Through fun and challenging projects, students will become familiar with a variety of textiles and develop drawing and problem-solving skills. They will explore pattern, form and function through a series of projects, including fabric printing, weaving, dying, and block printing. The class will culminate in a display of each student’s piece on Friday from 3-5 pm. Students will be required to provide some supplies. Sign up here! http://www.albanymuseum.com/summer-art-camp-site.html