Head to Toe: Merchandising - Marketing, fashions from 1960’s to Present exhibition

Featured11nov(nov 11)9:00 am14dec(dec 14)3:00 pmHead to Toe: Merchandising - Marketing, fashions from 1960’s to Present exhibitionRingling College Galleries(november 11) 9:00 am - (december 14) 3:00 pm AreaSarasotaTypeArt,Fashion Show,OngoingCostFree

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A universal language transcending the ever-shifting cultural landscape of fashion. Relocating oneself in the crossover between familiarity and newness is the blueprint of a story worth sharing.

November 11 – December 14, 2022

Ringling College Galleries Exhibitions presents a curatorial collaboration between its students across various majors. With the aim of bridging generational gaps, the show will introduce a universal language that transcends the ever-shifting cultural landscape of fashion. Inspired by Marie Colbert’s collection, students approach high fashion in the 1960s with a fresh and diverse perspective. This radical collaboration will be presented for the first time in an exhibition titled Head to Toe on view at the Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery as a part of Ringling’s Art Walk.

Head to Toe sees the work of fashion icon Marie Colbert, known for introducing “camouflage” to the industry. Colbert’s collection considers the influences of culture and inclusion over time, taking viewers on a journey wherein familiarity and newness coincide. The space will feature samples by high fashion names such as Oscar De La renta, Donna Karen, Lester Hayatt, Paloma Picasso, Chanel and Ungaro. Considering the plethora of historical anecdotes and journeys each item innately carries, samples of sketches, processes and swatches will be displayed for viewers to sift through.

The week following the opening reception, Fresco – a student-led sustainable fashion show – will draw inspiration from Colbert’s collection by designing complete head-to-toe looks for the runway. Each design will fall under the thematic umbrella of innovation in the fashion world, bringing to life a complete and powerful look that tells its own story.

WHERE: Ringling College of Art Design, Willis Smith Gallery is located on the first floor of the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center at 2363 Old Bradenton Road.

ABOUT THE GALLERY: As the second largest gallery located on the south side of campus, The Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. Gallery hosts rotating group and solo exhibitions showcasing various mediums and styles of artwork created by Ringling College students from all 13 majors. This gallery is located on the first floor of the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center.

EXHIBITION DATES: Opening reception: November 11, 2022 5:30pm, Art Walk
Mon – Fri: 9am – 3pm, Sat: 12 – 4pm

FASHION SHOW DATE: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 5-7pm, www.frescoshow.com



November 11 (Friday) 9:00 am - December 14 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm


Ringling College Galleries

2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234


Ringling College of Art and Design

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private art and design school in Sarasota, Florida. It was founded by Ludd M. Spivey as an art school in 1931 as a remote branch of Southern College but separated by 1933.
941-359-7563, galleries@ringling.edu 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234

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