Fashion at Your Library

Fashion Fusion challenged students to design original outfits inspired by the Museum’s recent exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950. The winning garments were painstakingly handcrafted and feature elements such as hand painted fabric, cigar boxes, and hair.

Revolution, Romance and Rumba: Reimaging Cuba Through Fashion 

August 6, 2017 – October 31, 2017 
Displayed at 6 locations: 
Central Library, Park Place Regional LibraryHenington-Alief Regional LibraryMcCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library, Flores Neighborhood Library, Young Neighborhood Library, and Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Learning Center 

Despite its close proximity, Cuba had been largely inaccessible to Americans for over 50 years.  Following the collapse of the USSR, Cuba boosted industries like international tourism. Today, Cuba entices visitors to its shores with images of white sand beaches and its vibrant culture. This exhibition features garments and accessories from Fashion Fusion, an annual competition presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the award-winning Fashion Design Program at Houston Community College

Exhibit Kick-off: Meet the Designers! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM 
Central Library | 1st Floor Gallery 

Six aspiring fashion designers from Houston Community College School of Fashion and Design is joined by Sameera Faridi, local fashion designer maven, to share their stories behind their award-winning garments and accessories.