Live Webinar: Friday, April 16 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

This year, the San Diego History Center and Mesa College’s Fashion Program celebrate a 10-year collaboration for Fashion Redux 2021. Four uniforms from the History Center’s historic clothing collection were used by students as inspiration for designing their own contemporary designs.

Due to continued COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, the student garments and their historical inspiration garments will be digitally showcased.  A physical exhibit will be on view at the San Diego History Center at a later date.

Join us on Friday April 16th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. pm for the Fashion Redux Virtual Event, featuring a lecture by Mesa College fashion professor, Jordyn Smiley, Collections Specialists from the San Diego History Center as well as a discussion panel with the student designers.

Tickets for the event can be reserved by clicking the RSVP link below.

Women’s Uniform SDHC Garments

From the Historic Clothing Collection. Click here to view more.

Jacket, shirt and skirt, WWII Uniform, Navy Nurse Corps, c. 1940s
Uniform, off-white cotton blend.
Gift of Mrs. Eunice M. Staniforth, SDHC 91.100.1A-D

Blouse and skirt, ZLAC Rowing Uniform, c. 1895
Black wool with non-metallic braid bands, “Middy” blouse with skirt and attached underbodice made of black cotton sateen
Gift of the ZLAC Rowing Club Ltd., SDHC 89.43.2A-B

Jacket, skirt and sash, Girl Scout Uniform, c. 1919
Cotton khaki jacket and skirt with grey sash, badges and medals
Gift of the Girl Scouts of San Diego, Imperial Council, Inc., SDHC 94.4.4

Long coat and sash, Knights of Columbus, c. late 19th or early 20th
Black wool jacket and sash inlaid with black velvet and silk
Gift of Encore of La Jolla, SDHC 99.32.42

Fashion Redux 2021 Student Garments

Ramses Alfaro
“White Gala” – White formal dress inspired by Navy nurse uniform

Yewon Shin
“Gold in the Dark Night” – Navy dress with sailor collar and gold trim

Eliud Andrade
“Aurora” – Black/White houndstooth coat dress

Melanie Ngo
“Gen 2” – White long-sleeved blouse with red strapless pleated dress

Photoshoot Credits

Natasha Sachi

Creative Director
Liese Victoria

Shirly Martinez

Alexandra Burch

Fashion Redux Through the Years
Click on a Year to View Past Exhibitions