The Museum at FIT is thrilled to announce its first crowd sourced project, “Wearing Memories.” This initiative asks contributors to tell the story of a garment that is meaningful to them, and requires only a short write-up and a simple photograph. The details of the project, including examples, can be found here. FIT hope that you will participate in “Wearing Memories,” and also share it with your students, colleagues, and anyone else who may be interested. They request that your entries be submitted no later than May 7, 2018.

“Wearing Memories” coincides with an upcoming History Gallery exhibition, Fashion Unraveled, opening May 29, 2018. The exhibition will examine the concept of imperfection in fashion, featuring garments that are altered, unfinished, or deconstructed, in addition to clothing that shows signs of wear. Fashion Unraveled will highlight the aberrant beauty in flawed garments and provide compelling narratives about their makers and/or wearers. Select entries from “Wearing Memories” will be chosen for inclusion in the exhibition, and other entries may be featured on a corresponding website.

For more information visit the FIT website