Europe tends to be the go-to for denim inspiration, but there’s lots to kindle creativity right in the United States—New York City in particular.

First, turn to the museums, where fashion meets art.

At the city’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), an exhibit dubbed “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” is looking at 111 items of clothing and accompanying accessories and examining how they’ve impacted the past, the present, and how they might impact the future.

“Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy and technology,” MoMA writes on its website.

Key pieces in the collection include Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, saris and the Little Black Dress. The exhibit runs through Jan. 28.

Read more at Carved in Blue.


This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.

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