Every time I go shopping, I have a habit of touching the clothes to feel the fabric. No big deal, right? Well, visiting the Counter-Couture exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum suddenly made it a huge deal for me. While walking through the exhibit and seeing all of these crazy detailed designs, I was very tempted to touch them. It was quite frustrating, but I managed to contain myself.
While the majority of the pieces were fascinating and colorful, there were a few pieces that gave me a weird feeling (I won’t describe them, but trust me, you’ll know what I’m talking about if you see them). Overall, I loved the exhibit, curated by Michael Cepress and would encourage everyone to stop by. Hurry though, the exhibit will close on January 10, 2016.
About the Counter-Couture Exhibit
Counter-Couture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the counterculture of the era swept away the conformism of the previous decade and professed an alternative lifestyle whose effects still resonate today. For more information, visit bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/counter_couture.
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum is the Pacific Northwest’s center for the exploration of art, craft, and design. The Museum’s mission is guided by the belief that craft and design are essential to the conversation on art and are equally transformative. From objects made for everyday use to cutting-edge sculpture, furniture, and jewelry, BAM celebrates the creative process, skill, and vision of today’s most talented makers. International exhibitions are placed side-by-side some of the region’s most promising artists, fostering global exchange and providing a platform for thought-provoking ideas. For more information, visit bellevuearts.org.