Katrin Schnabl curates the 2017-18 Fashion Residency at the Evanston Art Center with SHAPE OF NOW, a multi-disciplinary project focused on illuminating the creative process behind the work of multi-disciplinary fashion designers/artists Abigail Glaum Lathbury, Alex Ulichny, Ayrun Dismuke, Kristin Mariani, a collective composed of Sky Cubacub, Compton Quashie and Jake Vogds, and a collaboration with Anne Guitteau and Katrin Schnabl.
A weeklong opening exhibition in October 2017 will introduce the designers, who are subsequently invited to individually take over and work in the 2nd floor studio space for up to four weeks throughout the 2017-18 Season. This will take the form of research, sampling, styling, working with collaborators and/or documenting a phase of their unique design processes. During this time, the designers may elect to host classes, workshops, lectures, topical panel conversations, happenings or presentations as part of their residency. A month-long exhibition in the summer of 2018 will feature the work resulting from their residency. The public will have the opportunity to shop a curated selection of fashion, accessories and objects created by the participating designers at THE FAIR, a unique art-meets-fashion pop-up at the Evanston Art Center in March of 2018.