Life Up Here is about embracing and enhancing our uniquely elevated perspectives. It's about appreciating life's beauty, its meaning and its relevance. Introducing Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

In this special edition of MARGE Moments, we're celebrating fashion that goes beyond height, beyond length. We're taking time to acknowledge the importance and influence of fashion from the everyday to the aspirational, from here and now into the future. 

If you haven't yet heard of it, we are pleased to be the first to introduce you to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring 2016 exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. On display from now until September 5, 2016, is the world's most beautifully curated collection of hand and machine-made creations. On behalf of Team MARGE, we invite you to see the entire exhibition below.

 

From haute couture to avant-garde and ready-to-wear, the exhibit features more than 170 works of art dating from the early 20th century to the present. The exhibition's purpose is quite straight forward, touching upon symbolic associations between hand and machine production over the years. It references the founding of haute couture in the 19th century and the invention of the sewing machine, diplomatically dissecting the emergence and onset of mass production.

Within the physical space itself, the exhibit houses a series of case studies in which haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles are decoded to reveal their hand/machine DNA. From Karl Lagerfeld to Iris van Herpen, the exhibit tells a wondrous and considerate story of evolution from Hand > Machine > 3D printing and beyond.

See how fashion house, Marchesa used IBM technology to design a cognitive dress for this year's Met Gala. The evolution of fashion - or in broader sense - the evolution of the beauty of life that surrounds us is real. May you acknowledge the present as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to embrace and enjoy your Life Up Here, MARGE Community. - xo, MARGE