Inspiring Beauty: What Does it Mean to Brand Yourself?

Patrick Kelly’s like the one pictured here from Inspiring Beauty, were often embellished with ribbons and buttons and, at times, included bright colors. These materials added a sense of whimsy and joy while sometimes addressing difficult issues, such as racism. Have students select objects in the exhibition that they would use to create and show their own style. Ask them what emotion they want to show. Is there a difficult topic they would like to highlight? Remind them to mix details from several designers to build their brand.