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'Organic Matter': A New Pratt/Ralph Pucci Exhibition Featuring Woven Artwear

'Organic Matter': A New Pratt/Ralph Pucci Exhibition Featuring Woven Artwear
Alex Weber

Exciting news for fashion and art devotees alike! This month Pratt Institute and Ralph Pucci International will debut a new exhibition, “Organic Matter,” featuring the knitted artwear designs of Pratt fashion students to complement Pucci’s high-end mannequins.

The Pratt Institute Trustee Ralph Pucci, renowned for his high-end mannequin, lighting, furniture, and sculpture company, partnered with Pratt and worked closely with Fashion Chair Jennifer Minniti and Assistant Professor Susan Cianciolo to select top projects.

The students worked exclusively with neutral-colored yarn to complement Ralph Pucci’s classic MANNEQUIN collection in matte grey. Of the more than 90 projects considered for the exhibition, 27 works will be on view in “Organic Matter,” and each design illustrates a forward-thinking approach to knitwear.

The partnership of Pratt and Ralph Pucci provides a rare opportunity for students to create works of art that will be on display in a commercial gallery. The exhibition will debut on Tuesday, January 21st. See below for more details

What: Fashion students at Pratt Institute were challenged to re-think the form, function, and design of knitwear as fine art for an innovative exhibition, free and open to the public, at Ralph Pucci’s Gallery Nine.

When: Exhibition dates: January 21 - January 28, 2014

Gallery hours: Mon- Fri., 10AM - 5 PM

Where: Gallery Nine, 44 West 18th Street, New York, NY

Article Source: Pratt Institute

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