Although it’s no New York City, Cleveland never fails to impress me with its fashion roots. This past summer I had the opportunity of viewing an incredible exhibit at my town’s local history museum entitled Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Looks. The exhibit displayed various staple pieces, all of which were worn in the city of Cleveland at some point in time.
Over 150 years of clothing was organized into four sections: Romance, Confidence, Whimsy, and Effervescence. The exhibit celebrated fashion in aspects of both past and present, instilling a sense of awe and wonder amongst spectators. Below are some of the most memorable pieces displayed, including a few of my favorites.
After walking through the entire exhibit, Wow Factor reminded me, yet again, that fashion truly is amazing. Whether looking at staple pieces from the past or the newest designs walking down the runway at Fashion Week, the industry is constantly changing and it’s a change in which I plan to take part.
Briana Harrison, '20
Born and raised in Cleveland and proud of it. Lover of dance, music, and good times. Some people find it concerning the number of shoes I have, but I call it impressive.