(L-R) Black flapper dress, c. 1927; Panne velvet, rhinestones, crystal beads, seed pearls, and sequins; Designer: Unknown; Gift of Francis B. Hurt, SDHC 88.39. Scaasi Cocktail Dress, 1986; Cotton and synthetic silk; Designer: Arnold Scaasi; Gift of Euphemia Davis, SDHC 99.5.1. Mary McFadden Evening Gown, 1977-78; Synthetic satin and organza; Designer: Mary McFadden; Collection of the San Diego History Center, Gift of Encore La Jolla, SDHC 99.26.1. Thai Silk 2-piece Jacket and Skirt, c. 1960-65; Designer: Patricia Ladner; Silk; Gift of Patricia Ladner, SDHC 95.14.3a-b

Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion in San Diego

March 3, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Ninety years of San Diego fashion is the “common thread” this year in the exhibition Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion, the annual fashion collaboration between the San Diego History Center and Mesa College School of Fashion & Design.

The exhibition features historical garments from the History Center’s extensive textile collection paired with history-inspired garments created by Mesa College fashion students.  The garments will be on view in an interactive learning space where visitors can learn about fashion techniques and fabrication, and why San Diego’s fashions were both unique and part of international trends.

Don’t miss this exhibition’s premiere event, the Fashion Redux Grand Reveal — a chic reception featuring a lecture by Mesa College professor and fashion expert, Susan Lazear, followed by a unique, historically-inspired fashion show where student garments — displayed on live models — will be voted on for the coveted People’s Choice Award.  Stay tuned for more information on this event taking place on April 26, 2018.

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Video by the San Diego Mesa College Multimedia Program

Press

San Diego History Center and Mesa College open ‘Fashion Redux 90 Years of Fashion’ exhibit
March 7, 2018 by Allie Wagner, KUSI News

Fashion-forward trends come alive this spring by looking back on 90 years of San Diego fashion.

On March 3, 2018, the History Center & Mesa College School of Fashion and Design open the exhibition Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion at the History Center in Balboa Park.

The exhibition—free with Give Forward* admission—features historical garments from the History Center’s extensive textile collection paired with garments inspired by history and created by Mesa College fashion students. The exhibition also features a live fashion show in late April 2018.

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For over 30 years, San Diego Mesa College has offered the leading Fashion Program in the region. With the best value and the most comprehensive course offerings, students graduate with knowledge in design, merchandising and retail, along with technical and practical career skills.

Upcoming Events

April 26, 2018—Fashion Redux Grand Reveal

Meet the student designers, learn about 90 years of fashion from Mesa College professor and fashion expert, Susan Lazear, cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award,” and experience a historically-inspired fashion show!

Various Dates—Fashion Demonstrations 

Join professors and students from the Mesa College School of Fashion & Design in the Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion gallery as they demonstrate the beauty and skill behind creating fabulous works of fashion.

Upcoming Fashion Demonstrations:

May 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm—Hand Patterning: Watch a designer transform sketches into 2-dimensional patterns, drafting from measurements.

May 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm—Fabric Jewelry Techniques: See how to make fabulous beaded necklaces from strips of fabric, neoprene, and floral wire.

May 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm—Draping: Watch Mesa College Fashion students create hats from scratch.  See the process unfold in front of your eyes.

May 29, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm—Beading: Learn about decorating the surface of a garment by sewing beads onto a fabric foundation.

June 9, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm—Nuno Felting: The art of creating fabric from wool and silk. An artistic take on felting, the oldest known textile.

June 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm—Hand Patterning: Watch a designer transform sketches into 2-dimensional patterns, drafting from measurements.

June 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm—Fashion Sketching: See how the fashion figure is drawn and come watch a Mesa Fashion student at work as she sketches fashion designs.