I finally found some time to visit the MET to see the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition and I'm not going to lie, it was not my favorite. The exhibition design was not very well done with bad lighting, text that was too hard to read, small spaces crammed with people and too many outfits put up and out of sight. The only shining light in the show, to my surprise, were six designers who were part of the exhibition that I have featured either on the Emerging Atelier Instagram feed or on this site.
It was amazing to see these six designers get the recognition and exposure they truly deserve and I wanted to take a minute to reflect back on those features and the amazing designer's work. But I think it also underlines the need for this platform as there are so many other designers who also deserve to have their work featured like this and we will continue to work to give them the exposure they deserve.
Romance Was Born
Romance Was Born are the first Australian brand to ever be in a MET Costume Exhibition. On view, is a laser cut plexi-cut suit from a 2015 collaboration with Linda Jackson, an Australian fashion designer and artist. I featured the amazing duo of Romance Was Born in the #01 issue of the digital magazine Emerging Atelier. Read our interview with Romance Was Born in Issue #01
Matty Bovan is a British born and based designer who is known for the avant-garde and for sending stunning dresses and ensembles down the runway made of layers and layers of different fabrics. For the Camp Exhibition, Matty was asked to design a limited edition hand screen panel t-shirt. Every shirt was made by hand in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. I featured the talented designer in the #01 issue of the digital magazine Emerging Atelier and have even featured six times on Emerging Atelier's Instagram feed. Read our feature of Matty Bovan in Issue #01 Shop Matty Bovan's piece created exclusively for The Met Camp exhibition Matty Bovan Flower Tee
Richard Quinn is a British based designer who was not only popular right after graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins but just last year was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. On view, is "Ensemble" from Richard Quinn's Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 Collection was part of. I featured the emerging designer in the #01 issue of the digital magazine Emerging Atelier and have even featured three times on Emerging Atelier's Instagram feed. "Camp transforms what was ugly yesterday into today's object of aesthetic pleasure." –Umberto Eco, 2007 Spoken by Richard Quinn Read our feature of Richard Quinnn in Issue #01 Shop Richard Quinn's pieces created exclusively for The Met Camp exhibition Richard Quinn Pink/Green Floral Scarf Richard Quinn Violet/Black Dotted Scarf
Blindness is a gender neutral Korean brand headed by the talented duo of Shin Kyu Yong and Ji Sun. On view, is a gender neutral sheer dress with pearl embellishments from their Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. They have been featured on Emerging Atelier's Instagram feed. See our first Instagram post on Blindness See our second Instagram post on Blindness See our third Instagram post on Blindness Shop Blindness pieces created exclusively for The Met Camp exhibition Blindness Fashion Face Mask Blindness Fashion Chin Mask Blindness Met Black Tee
Vaquera is a New York City based brand led by Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, and Claire Sully. On view, their version on the "little blue bag' from Tiffany's as a dress from their Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 Collection- They have been featured on Emerging Atelier's Instagram feed. See our first Instagram post on Vaquera See our second Instagram post on Vaquera See our third Instagram post on Vaquera
Tomo Koizumi is a Japanese based designer who debuted his collection for the first time in NYC during Fashion Week this past February. On view, are two Japanese tulle ruffle dresses from his Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 Collection. He has been featured on Emerging Atelier's Instagram feed. See our first Instagram post on Tomo See our second Instagram post on Tomo See our third Instagram post on Tomo