Black Fashion Designers is organized by Ariele Elia, assistant curator of Costume and Textiles, and Elizabeth Way, curatorial assistant. The curators were supported by an advisory committee of scholars and fashion professionals, some of whom are participating in the exhibition’s symposium, audio tour, and Fashion Culture program series. The Black Fashion Designers exhibition was made possible by the support of the Couture Council and the President’s Diversity Council.

Black Fashion Designers Symposium
The Museum at FIT will host a one-day symposium on February 6, 2017, featuring talks by designers, models, journalists, and scholars on African diasporic culture and fashion. The spring 2017 MFIT Fashion Symposium has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT, the President’s Diversity Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.