Menswear is set to get the attention it deserves as the Rhode Island School of Design kicks off it's “Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion” exhibition where men's fashion will feature alongside the men who make the magic happen. The exhibition hopes to shift focus away from women's attire and reinvigorate the men's fashion industry.
Could the Rhode Island School of Design exhibition “Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion” have arrived at a more appropriate moment?
The exploding popularity of fashion exhibitions has not gone unnoticed by museums. Both the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum experienced long lines and blockbuster attendance with their Alexander McQueen and film fashion exhibitions, respectively. Last summer, there were more than 40 fashion-related exhibitions around the world as museums were turned into red carpets for the designs of Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Louboutin.
But what has been lacking in these shows — and many others — is an exclusive focus on menswear. (Read More)