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Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Experimental Fashion (Concentration)

MICA's Experimental Fashion concentration provides fiber majors a structured framework in which to explore the overlapping cultural domains of fashion, clothing, performance, and costume.

You will focus on fashion as an art medium through a course of study that balances practice and theory, and also investigates the relationships among art, performance, and clothing production. In the process, you will gain practical knowledge in drafting, patterning, and garment making.

Concentration Overview

The program balances practice and theory, placing fashion in its broadest cultural context-from performance to the global marketplace. Research, readings, and lectures about fashion history and contemporary issues, as well as critical analysis, are integral to the coursework. Students obtain the knowledge, understanding, and ability to contextualize their own work and interpret and articulate their understanding of fashion, art, and culture. Studio courses support the learning of foundational skills in garment making, including traditional and experimental approaches from costume to wearable sculpture.

MICA's 2018 Experimental Fashion Show

MEZZO: An Experimental Fashion Event

Designed, co-directed and co-produced by the artists from MICA’s Fiber Department’s Multi Media Event class, the 2018 Experimental Fashion Show, MEZZO orchestrated ready-to-wear fashion, costume, performance, puppetry and sculpture that provoked a sense of movement, rhythm, and curiosity.

Basin

Artist
Courtney Bahn
Date
2018
Credit

Justin Tsucalas

Vellus machina

Artist
Erin Kirchner
Date
2016
Credit

Justin Tsucalas

 

Moremo

Artist
Clarissa Iskandar
Date
2018
Credit

Scott Bradley

Maetiay

Artist
Margaret Garrison
Date
2018
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