Caps and Couture: Fashion and the Urban Landscape


Caps and Couture: Fashion and the Urban Landscape


Exhibit Dates

Oct. 6- Nov. 7, 2008


Caps and Couture: Fashion and the Urban Landscape, is a collaboration between undergraduate students and faculty that brings together the worlds of avant-garde fashion and cutting edge popular art to Pacific's Reynolds Gallery.

Curated by Department of Visual Arts students Madalyn Friedrich and Robin Lee with the assistance of project adviser, Professor Bett Schumacher, this exhibition explores the relationship between couture fashion and its everyday encounter with the urban environment.

Through the interplay of designer fashion and urban street art, this exhibition offers a dialogue, between art forms and how their unique expressions of beauty are defined and influence the understanding of daily life.

Caps and Couture served as inspiration for a full-scale outdoor fashion show event held on campus in the Visual Arts department. The October 18, 2009 event included local and national designers, urban/hip hop dance performance and artists' demonstrations. The show was sponsored by Crossroads Inc., Dillards, Fina, Gottschalks of Modesto, Sparrow, Wish List: A Fashion Lounge, The Darin Jon Studio, and The Safavi Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics.

The Stockton Record published an article about the student curators and their exhibition, which can be read here.

Caps and Couture: Fashion and the Urban Landscape