Posted by: bschutzgruber | May 18, 2014

Samurai: Beyond the Armor Fashion Design Competition

Arriving early at the Detroit Institute of Arts for a talk ‘The Medieval Art of Swordplay’ by Jeffrey Forgeng who is the curator at the Higgins Armory Museum – Worcester Art Museum, I stumbled upon the creations by 10 local designers which had just dazzled the runway in an unusual fashion show at the DIA.  The fashion show was the culmination of a competition hosted by the DIA and Detroit Garment Group Guild (DG3), in which the designers were challenged to create outfits inspired by the DIA exhibition, Samurai: Beyond the Sword.  These garments were amazing!!!

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I may have missed the formal runway show but being able to stand next to these exquisite garments afterward as the models moved about the sunlit Rivera Court….

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To see them ‘up close’…. oh this was my lucky day!  Check out DG3’s site for photos of the all the entries.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on czemke blog and commented:
    Thanks for posting Barbara. I am one of the fortunate designers that competed in the Beyond the Armor contest.


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