In New York, An Exhibition Strives to Save the Garment District and Local Clothing Manufacturing (Event)


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As New York City considers plans to rezone the Garment District in Manhattan, Made in Midtown will show how local garment manufacturing is an integral part of the city's economy. Findings from the study, a collaboration between urban planning non-profit Design Trust and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), will be presented in an interactive website and a coinciding pop-up exhibit at the Times Square Pop-Up Space on Thursday, June 3. If you've ever wondered wondered how New York came to be the fashion capital of the World, this exhibit is for you; Click through for details.

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According to the press release, the 2,500 sq. ft. "pop-up" space will open on Thursday, June 3, at 625 8th Avenue (store front on the corner of 8th Avenue and 41st Street) at Port Authority Bus Terminal. More on the installation, below.

Showcasing highlights from the Made in Midtown project, this installation will include large-scale video projections, computer kiosks, a show of locally-produced garments, a newspaper highlighting storeis from the district, and an interactive street map that traces every step of the garment's production inside the Garment District.

Free and open to the public all day on Thursday, June 3rd, we invite you to drop by and learn why creative industry matters to New York City's economy, identity, and sense of place.


Credit: Giles Ashford via Municipal Art Society

For the full schedule of events, inluding a not-to-be-missed panel discussion moderated by Tim Gunn (of Project Runway fame), visit Design Trust Events.

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