SVA to hold 'Language of Fashion' student art exhibit during NYFW
The School of Visual Arts is taking part in New York Fashion Week with a public art exhibition hosted by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). The exhibition titled, “The Language of Fashion” is a celebration of the talent and vision of typography students and their mentors. Spirit & Flesh Co-Founder Yelena Deyneko directed the exhibition and Linda Fargo served as curator.
The Language of Fashion features freestanding heroic-sized graphic silhouettes made from typography constructed by SVA 3-D Design Chair, Kevin O’Callaghan. The project began when award-winning designer and SVA professor Olga Mezhibovskaya asked her graphic design students to create textile designs using typography, then create paper dress models from their designs and fully realized garments. Linda Fargo selected a group of designers to mentor the students and make their illustrations come to life as wearable fashion. Richard Wilde, the Chair of BFA Advertising and BFA Design departments brought the pieces to life in this exhibition.
The designers that joined the project to mentor the students included Alber Elbaz, Michael Kors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Phillip Lim, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Joseph Altuzzara, Jason Wu, Adam Lippes, Naeem Khan, Jonathan Simkai, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Rosie Assoulin, Francisco Costa, Jennifer Csengody, Josep Font of Delpozo, Erdem Moralioglu, Geoff Howell, Minika Ko and Ayanat Ksenbai.
The Language of Fashion will be on view between 57th Street and 79th Street on Madison Avenue during New York Fashion Week from September 8 through September 18.
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