The Wing Luke Asian Museum has a fabulous fashion exhibition in place right now. Fashion: Workroom to Runway highlights personal stories from early sewing schools and garment workers to current designers in the limelight.
Asian Pacific Americans have helped shape the garment and fashion industry in many ways, from design and production to finished product. Now, they're making their mark as innovative, successful and respected figures in the garment and fashion industry. Get a taste for the creative process and hard work involved in this industry and see original designs by local and national designers. Learn about issues on ethics and labor, stereotypes, ideals of beauty and the APA influence.
Fashion: Workroom to Runway features national and local designers and professionals, including:
Gei Chan, Banchong Douangphrachanh, Harold Koda, Hisako Nakaya, Josie Natori, Maiden Noir, Malia Peoples, Andy South, Chrissy Wai-Ching & Luly Yang.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is open Tues-Sun, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. First Thursdays and Third Saturdays are free to the public, 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Exhibits are free for young children and all members, and $8.95 - $12.95 for non-members. Visit the Wing Luke museum's website for more info.