With its Lincoln Square location just steps from New York Fashion Week’s main hub, the American Folk Art Museum is fastening its ties to the fashion world.
For a new exhibition that will bow in January, the museum has lined up 13 designer labels, including Creatures of the Wind’s Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier; threeASFOUR’s Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil; John Bartlett; Michael Bastian; Catherine Malandrino, and Bibhu Mohapatra. For “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art,” each designer selected one or more works from the traditional AFAM collection to explore their own creative impulses. Chadwick Bell, Gary Graham, NotEqual’s Fabio Costa, Ronaldus Shamask, Koos van den Akker, Yeohlee Teng and Jean Yu will also participate in the show, which opens Jan. 21.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"