Fashion on Film: Where the Future of Fashion Is Headed

Neon green sneaker sitting on top of a 3D printer
A 3D-printed shoe. © Kynny/iStock/com.


Join us for a screening of the first documentary in our Fashion on Film summer series focused on sustainable fashion. The film will be followed by a discussion with Hazel Clark, professor of design studies and fashion studies at Parsons School of Design in New York.

“Where the Future of Fashion is Headed” follows fashion pioneers as they attempt to make the industry future-proof by experimenting with new fabrics, waste and high-tech design. Vin + Omi’s haute-couture collection for London Fashion Week features fabrics made from plants and plastic bottles. The Amsterdam label Hacked By experiments with the reuse of clothing surpluses, while Flemish designer Jasna Rokegem explores the possibility of clothing made each morning by a 3D printer.

Beyond sustainability, these innovators call for us to look differently at the industry’s demand on designers and the role that clothing plays in our lives. (Bregtje van der Haak, 2018, 50 minutes.)

About Hazel Clark

Hazel Clark is professor of design studies and fashion studies, and director of M.A. fashion studies at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her current and recent research and publications in fashion studies focus on fashion, culture and everyday life; fashion in China and the United States; fashion curation and slow approaches to fashion.

How to Participate

This program will take place in person at the museum. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.

About Fashion on Film

This summer film festival presents three documentaries focused on sustainable fashion, followed by lively discussions led by industry leaders. Fashion on Film is a collaboration with Tribute Collective’s Intermission series. Browse upcoming programs