MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON LAUNCHES FASHION STUDENT ACCESSORY INSTALLATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Boston, MA – March 26, 2019 – As the Hotel Partner for the Gender Bending Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Mandarin Oriental, Boston and the School of Fashion Design Boston are launching a student fashion installation, Accessories Undefined, at the Five-Star Hotel that will be on display from April 1 to 30, 2019.
Gender Bending Fashion, which will be on display at the MFA from March 21 to August 25, 2019, examines a rich history of fashion disrupting, blurring, and redefining conventions and expectations around the relationship between gender and dress. At the same time, the garments on view can speak more broadly to societal shifts across the past century. Featuring pieces worn by actors, musicians, and influencers, including Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Young Thug, the multimedia presentation also incorporates paintings, photographs, music and video.
Accessories Undefined will include twelve pieces designed by six students from the School of Fashion Design. Each student is making a “pair” of accessories for display, one masculine and one feminine. Examples include collars and cuffs, corsets, ties, cravats, capelets and hoods. The installation will also include photography of the students at work. The participating students are Kayva Khandavalli, Stephen Lamonica, AK Liesenfeld, Shauna Savage, Stacy Segall and Liza Jean Sovie.
“At Mandarin Oriental, Boston, we always aim to not only support, but also be an active part of Boston’s vibrant arts and culture community. We are pleased to be able to provide these budding designers with a unique location to showcase their creativity,” said Philipp Knuepfer, General Manager.