Fashion And Culture

with Tracy Reese

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Sustainability is a Culture. It’s not something we buy it is how we engage with environmental and social justice. In this class we will explore best practices on how fashion can impact culture and culture can catalyze action.

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Tracy Reese

Women’s wear designer, Founder Hope for Flowers, Tracy Reese is an American designer whose signature rich, daring colors and unique prints are crafted into joyful, feminine clothing and accessories for the modern woman. Tracy Reese’s design philosophy is rooted in a commitment to bringing out the beauty in women of all shapes, sizes and colors. Tracy Reese launched her namesake fashion brand in 1998 in New York City and over twenty plus years, expanded to include three sub-brands brick-and-mortar stores in NY and Tokyo and partnerships with stores from Barney’s and Nordstrom to Anthropologie. In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a custom Tracy Reese gown to the DNC. A member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 1990, Tracy Reese serves as Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors and Chair of the Black Advisory board. Tracy also serves on the boards of NEST Artisan Guild and College for Creative Studies Fashion Accessories Design Program. She is also part of the Turnaround Arts, a Kennedy Center program that transforms schools through the strategic use of the arts.

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