Sustainability is an important issue to examine in the field of fashion design, and it no longer means just one thing. Designers now respond to environmental, economic, and social concerns by recycling material, reducing waste, repurposing or up-cycling past fashions, and turning to materials that cause less stress on the earth. Designers must think holistically — not just where the garments come from, but also where they will go after consumers are done with them.
The Goldstein Museum of Design presents a juried exhibition on this subject called Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. The pieces chosen came from more than 200 submissions from students, faculty, and apparel designs around the world. The judges based their decision on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and creativity.
Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability runs until May 26.
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