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Mode Brut
On view through January 23, 2022
Museum of Craft and Design
San Francisco, California

In collaboration with Creativity Explored, the Museum of Craft and Design presents a fashion-related exhibition featuring unique designs by over 50 Creativity Explored artists. “Mode Brut” highlights the artists’ practices through textile-based work while inviting collaborators (Creativity Explored Studio Line, community art collective Bonanza, Queer advocate and model Yanni Brumfield, and San Francisco-based Haute Couture fashion brand Tokyo Gamine) to produce and design alongside developmentally disabled artists.

The exhibition challenges museumgoers to think past the familiar modes of apparel by redefining what, and who is fashionable. It encourages viewers to consider the role fashion can play in responding to questions about accessibility, gender roles, and identity, through the lens of artists with developmental disabilities and at the corner of Visual Arts, Fashion, and Outsider Art.

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[Image: Outfit designed by Ayana “Yanni” Brumfield and Vincent Jackson for Mode Brut, 2021. Image courtesy of Rob Williamson.]