July 10, 2017

Force of Nature at The Museum at FIT

The exhibition reflects on the influence of nature in design

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presented last May the exhibition Force of Nature, which can be visited until November 18th. The exhibition examines the multiple connections between fashion and nature, and how the natural world influences design. Showcasing more than 90 pieces, from the 18th century to the present, the display also reflects on the contribution to natural sciences of important figures such as Charles Darwin, Rachel Carson or Albert Einstein.

The exhibition begins with two dresses designed by Alexander McQueen, a fashion designer for whom nature was a recurring theme. Other garments displayed include references to the elements, climate change, the language of flowers or the animal world. The display ends with a critical reflection on the complex relationship between the fashion industry and its impact on the environment, examining the work of designers and labels that work for sustainability nowadays.

More information at https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/force-of-nature.php