Mode Brut, 2022
Presented by Creativity Explored
The fashion installation by Creativity Explored at Art Market San Francisco, features garments created for and during the recent Mode Brut exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design, which closed in January 2022. The fashion-focused exhibition showcased outfits and fiber art by disabled Creativity Explored (CE) artists working in partnership with local designers. To prepare for the exhibition, CE invited designers and brands to collaborate on new fashions while centering the experiences and art practices of over fifty neurodiverse artists.
The resulting garments challenge us to consider for whom fashion is made while weaving the threads between art practice and fashion design. Questions around identity, gender roles, and accessibility came into focus as more and more garments were created by CE artists during the pandemic. Despite the hurdles, the community of Creativity Explored artists and collaborators created four original fashion lines overflowing with joy, whimsy, and indefatigable creative vision. Visit the installation during the fair to experience a selection of Mode Brut fashions in person, including never-before-seen garments created since CE studios reopened.
The installation includes garments from the Creativity Explored studio line created in partnership with CE teaching artist and designer Victor Molina plus additional design(s) by San Francisco-based haute couture fashion brand Tokyo Gamine in collaboration with José Campos and Yukari Sakura.
Image Credits: Miriam Munguia Dress (left) and Kathy Finn Gamino Cape (right). Both works made in collaboration with Victor Molina. Images by Graham Holoch.