Exhibition – Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting

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Exhibition – Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting

Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting Exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum

Exhibition: Charles James – Beyond Fashion

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Exhibition: Charles James – Beyond Fashion

“The best design reveals itself during a long fatiguing process of digging into the subconscious.” Charles James

Exhibition: Christian Louboutin at the Design Exchange, Toronto

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Exhibition: Christian Louboutin at the Design Exchange, Toronto

To step inside the Christian Louboutin exhibit at the Design Exchange feels like what I imagine it would be to enter the cabaret music hall Folies Bergère in Paris. The darkened room is punctuated with mirrors, oversize light bulbs, a fairground-like carousel, a giant spinning top, and other theatrical backdrops for an exhibition of more than 250 shoes from the private collection of shoe designer Christian Louboutin.

Out of the box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Bata Shoe Museum

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Out of the box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is housed in a giant shoebox of a building — literally a concrete shoebox with a slightly tipped lid — and with the opening of its latest exhibition “Out of the Box:

Shoe Obsession at the FIT Museum

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Shoe Obsession at the FIT Museum

Christian Louboutin said: “For me, a high heel can never be too high”. Over the past decade, designers like Louboutin have taken high heels to new extremes.

Fashion & Technology, FIT Museum

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Fashion & Technology, FIT Museum

Highlighting the intersection of fashion and technology over the past 250 year
Review of the Fashion and Technology Exhibition at the FIT Museum, New-York City, December 4, 2012 until May 8,

The Fashion Colloquia New York

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The Fashion Colloquia New York

Diana Vreeland once said, “You must always give ideas away. Under every idea is a new once waiting to be born.”

Exhibition: Fashioning Fashion, Paris

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Exhibition: Fashioning Fashion, Paris

In 2010, when I saw the exhibition Fashioning Fashion, European Dress in Detail 1700-1915 at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) towards the end of its run, I was enthusiastic and saddened by the thought that I could not return to this exhibition.

Caryn Franklin visits Ryerson

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Caryn Franklin visits Ryerson

“Every body counts” was the message that Caryn Franklin imparted to an audience of fashion students, faculty, media and invited guests at the first annual Diversity Now! lecture at Ryerson University on October 20, 2012.