Sustainable Fashion: Exploring the Paradox
April 8, 2011 - March 18, 2012
Stager and Blum Galleries| Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Guest Curator
The exhibition "Sustainable Fashion: Exploring the Paradox" is a comprehensive look at sustainable practices in fashion. The multi-billion dollar fashion industry is in a powerful position to make significant changes to the social and physical environment that we all live in. The problems in creating clothing are overwhelming and systemic in all facets of production, retail, maintenance and then disposal, causing a crisis for environmental concerns. The designers featured in this exhibition are approaching these problems in their work; offering design solutions that are both aesthetically pleasing and viable as a fashionable option to the status quo. Information will be provided about the environmental issues that the fashion industry is grappling with, as well as possible solutions for future designers to contemplate in their own work. The exhibition hopes to inform the general public and encourage everyone to re-think their clothing purchases for a more sustainably stylish future.