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Exhibition Opening: Collegiate Fashion & Activism
February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition opening event and curator talk for Collegiate Fashion & Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus
Curators: Dyese Matthews, graduate student in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design [advising faculty] Dr. Kelly Reddy-Best, Assistant Professor in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
In Collegiate Fashion & Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus, we analyze the ways Black women college students attending predominately white institutions in Iowa express their Black identity, activism, and expressions of empowerment through fashion. We focus on the use of Black women’s everyday clothing and its connection to Black student empowerment on the college campus, both historically and today. We use counter-story telling to create a space for Black women’s voices, fashions, and styles.
Exhibition runs from February 10 to April 17, 2020 in the Textiles and Clothing Museum at Iowa State University.