I have had the great honor and pleasure to meet and learn from some of the women who worked in the French Haute Couture ateliers: Mme. Picot, Mme. Ivagnes, Mme. Lenoir. They are talented, driven, and highly skilled. Their criteria and quest for quality is unparalleled. Not being able to travel to the Paris American […]
I have been in a pandemic-induced silence, and today I am motivated to speak. Interestingly, what motivated me is the fact that Vogue magazine has commissioned artists for the cover of the September 2020 issue. As I have been preparing to teach the talented fashion design class of 2021, the Art/Design relationship has been in […]
As we move forward in this environment of human-accelerated climate change, I believe we need to revisit our values. To teach ourselves, our contemporaries and the next generations that valuing our possessions and making the effort to buy local will be good for us all in the end.
I’ll start this post by saying that the Missouri pro sports teams are on fire! The KC Chiefs win is the point of last night’s Super Bowl, but given my perspective, I have to pause a moment and ask, why does entertainment continuously make sexualizing the woman’s body as important or even more important than […]
When does public domain of a copyright apply to fashion design?
Well, Netfilx is officially encroaching on #projectrunway with a new series, #nextinfashion . Haven’t watched this yet, but quite intrigued. Interesting how fashion design is still an entertainment moneymaker but… IT”S NOT AS EASY AS THESE SHOWS MAKE IT LOOK! Too bad they didn’t ask me what topics they should include. The focus of the show […]
We’ve been seeing virtual reality in many fields for over a decade. It’s time for fashion to embrace the potential of VR! I read in Vogue of the Carlings “Last Statment” shirt where you can get your need for fashion change without tossing your t-shirt and getting a new one: a sustainability move that is […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about identity lately. Reading books like Transorientalism in Art, Fashion, and Film: Inventions of Identity by Adam Geczy, and Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion edited by Giovanni Matteucci and Stefano Marino has been supplemented by a workshop with George Aye at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington […]
Sustainability is about more than materials or energy. It’s also about people, systems, and behaviors
Fashion would not exist without materials; weaving is one of the oldest crafts and preserving tradition while pushing innovation is an essential part of the fashion conversation. I just discovered this delightful podcast, an interview with Mario Sierra telling the story of a family weaving business in northern Ireland, Mourne Textiles. A lovely story of […]