Mesa College’s ‘Fashion Redux’ exhibition on display at the San Diego History Center

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Fashion Redux is an annual collaboration between the San Diego History Center and the Mesa College of Fashion & Design. The San Diego History Center has a collection of over seven thousand historical garments and each year, fashion students come into the History Center archives and get inspired to re-imagine pieces into unique designs. For the eighth year in a row, students are using garments from the History Center’s vast costume collection as an inspirational springboard for their own contemporary designs. For the 2019 iteration of Fashion Redux the student reinterpretations of four garments from the 1960s, which are displayed in the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park alongside their historical counterparts. Fashion Redux is one of the many ways that the San Diego History Center is working with the community to show how history is still relevant today. Just like trends often circle back into style, history continues to inform and inspire our actions today.

On Friday March 8 from 6-8 pm, the Fashion Redux Finale Party will be an evening featuring models wearing the student garments, a lecture on 1960s fashion by Mesa College fashion professor, Susan Lazear, and light refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their own 60s inspired attire will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tickets are $8 for students and members of the San Diego History Center, $10 for general admission.

The event often sells out, tickets are available at

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