Davis Fashion Show
W.Collective x DMSAC Presents: Davis Fashion Show
By Tabitha Grundyke '19
The inspiration for our fashion exhibit personifies the contemporary art collection from the Davis’ top floor. You will find paintings embodying gestural and geometric abstraction, paintings of vibrant colors and bold graphics. While artworks like William Pye’s Ringed Relief reflect industrial properties using steel, Gyorgy Kepes’s Abstract Composition assimilates nature with oil and sand. As you look around, you’ll see that the boundaries between contemporary art are blurred. There is no “one” style that dominates the artistic canon in contemporary art—in the same way that there is no “one” style that dominates the fashion, nor defines the identity, of the Wellesley College individual. The Wellesley individual is freedom of expression and self-characterization. They self-interpret brands and stylistic canons to fit themselves--or become creators when the fashion industry doesn’t fit their needs. All clothes worn by models were pulled from both their own and W.Collective members’ closets. An immense thank you to Kaia Carioli for lending some of her favorite pieces from her Smartypants collection--please check out her apparel @smartypantsbos. And, of course, thank you Davis Museum curators and staff for letting us create in your beautiful space. We appreciate all the support!