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Fashion Forum Fridays

Join us for a friendly open forum two Friday’s per month this fall.  Bring your lunch to the CMDT Lab (located in Engineering and Technology Room # 115) and enjoy a video documentary and informal discussion about topics, trends and people in Fashion Merchandising and Design. You may come and go as you please during these informal forums that are intended to be inspiring and thought-provoking for both students and faculty.

Friday, September 21 at noon.  House of Z (Zac Posen) (2017). This 90 minute documentary will introduce us to the charismatic fashion designer Zac Posen – his rise to fame, his epic fall from favor, and his comeback.

Friday, October 5 at noon.  The Legacy of Alexander McQueen (2015). This 52 minute documentary focuses on McQueen’s last four main collections before his death by suicide in 2010: Natural Dis-tinction, Un-Natural Selection (S/S 2009); The Horn of Plenty (A/W 2009-10); Plato’s Atlantis (S/S 2010); and McQueen’s last, unfinished, collection (A/W 2010-11) completed by Sarah Burton, referencing Angels and Eternity.

Friday, October 19 at noon. The True Cost of Fashion (2015).  This 90 minute documentary explores the relationship between consumer’s desire for low-cost high fashion goods and the industry’s response to provide it using low cost labor, sweatshops and other questionable practices.

Friday, November 9 at noon. Dior and I (2014). This 90 minute documentary brings the viewer inside the haute couture fashion house of Christian Dior with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' very first haute couture collection for the House of Dior.  Some of this archival footage is in French, but no worries - there are English subtitles.

Friday, November 30 at noon.  Dries VanNoten (2017).  This 90 minute video will explore the intense passion and distinctive talent of Dries Van Noten, one of the Antwerp Six, and reportedly one of the most unique fashion designers in the world at the present time.

Spring Semester Dates are TBD

Topics will include: Fresh Dressed HipHop Fashion, IRIS, Bill Cunningham NY, and Wasteland.  We also have topical videos on Bra and Corset design, as well as Master Classes on a variety of topics.  If you would like to see other topics reviewed, participate and join the fun on Fashion Forum Fridays!

Contact Us

Center for Merchandising and Design Technology
Dr. Maureen MacGillivray

Susanne M. Wroblewski
Research Lab Coordinator

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079