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  3. Fashion, Hacked: Liberation Through Participation

    I’ll be giving a paper called “Fashion, Hacked: Liberation Through Participationat an event tonight at CUNY Grad Center’s Center for Humanities.  The title of my paper is actually the same title of the event - I only realized after I had sent them my title that they must of have found it encompassing enough to work for all of the other papers! Other speakers include Jessamyn Hatcher, a brilliant scholar I’ve already written about here.  

    The event is free, and runs from 5:30 - 7:30.  Prosecco reception to follow! RSVP HERE.

    Photo: Giana Gonzalez and myself Hacking Sustainable Fashion. Photo credit: Giana Gonzalez

     

    tags:  fashion hacking  hacking  sustainable fashion  fashion and politics  jessamyn hatcher 

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  5. The exhibit Sophie Gimbel: Fashioning American Couture opens on January 22nd at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design.  Curated by fashion historian and professor Beth Dincuff Charleston, this smart exhibition uses garments from Parsons Archive to celebrate Gimbel’s championing of American Couture.  
Admission is freeOn View January 22-February 12, 2013Lecture: February 8, 5:30 pm
The Sheila C. Johnson Design CenterParsons The New School for Design66 Fifth Avenue, New Yorkwww.newschool.edu/sjdc
Photo above: Sophie Gimbel, Evening Dress, 1953. Photo Credit: Julia Noni for Saks Fifth Avenue

    The exhibit Sophie Gimbel: Fashioning American Couture opens on January 22nd at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design.  Curated by fashion historian and professor Beth Dincuff Charleston, this smart exhibition uses garments from Parsons Archive to celebrate Gimbel’s championing of American Couture.  

    Admission is free
    On View January 22-February 12, 2013
    Lecture: February 8, 5:30 pm

    The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
    Parsons The New School for Design
    66 Fifth Avenue, New York
    www.newschool.edu/sjdc

    Photo above: Sophie Gimbel, Evening Dress, 1953. Photo Credit: Julia Noni for Saks Fifth Avenue

     

    tags:  Sophie Gimbel  Parsons  exhibition 

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  7. Amy de la Haye Inaugeral Professorial Lecture

    If you’re in London on 19 February, you might want to catch Amy de la Haye’s Lecture ‘Objects of a Passion: Exhibiting Fashion and Dress in the Context of the Museum’ at RHS East Space, 20 John Princes Street, London.

    If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Laura Thornley l.thornley@fashion.arts.ac.uk

     
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  9. If sustainable fashion has an oracle, then it might very well be Kate Fletcher.  I often end my lectures on sustainable fashion with a snap shot of way forward, and Fletcher’s books and project Local Wisdom are always included.  
I was so happy to hear that the Local Wisdom project is making its way to NYC on Saturday, January 26th, in participation with Timo Rissanen and his students at Parsons. The project is free, and open to everyone!  

    If sustainable fashion has an oracle, then it might very well be Kate Fletcher.  I often end my lectures on sustainable fashion with a snap shot of way forward, and Fletcher’s books and project Local Wisdom are always included.  

    I was so happy to hear that the Local Wisdom project is making its way to NYC on Saturday, January 26th, in participation with Timo Rissanen and his students at Parsons. The project is free, and open to everyone!  

     

    tags:  Kate Fletcher  sustainable fashion  Timo Rissanen  Parsons 

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  11. I almost missed this bit of wonderful news while I was away on vacation.  LACMA is quickly becoming a major fashion history resource for scholars and enthusiasts.  I wonder if the East Coast is feeling any heat from this West Coast upstart? 

     

    tags:  LACMA 

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  13. Join me and a stellar group of scholars and curators this Monday, December 17th, for a free discussion on Fashion 2.0 as part of Pratt’s Fashion on 14th lecture series.  What does Fashion 2.0 mean?  Show up to find out! 

    Monday, Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
    Pratt Manhattan Campus: 144 West 14th St (Room 213), 6 - 8 pm

    Moderated by Tamsen Schwartzman, Museum Media Manager at MFIT
    Francesca Granata, PhD, Assistant Professor, Parsons, and Editor of Fashion Projects
    Sarah Scaturro, Conservator, The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Emily Spivack, Editor/Curator/Entrepreneur, Threaded, Worn Stories, Sentimental Value, Shop Well With You 
     

    tags:  Pratt Fashion  Francesca Granata  Tamsen Schwartzman  Emily Spivack  Sarah Scaturro 

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  15. An Introduction to Computational Fashion

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    One of my favorite organizations, Eyebeam Art + Technology, suffered greatly during Hurricane Sandy, with the influx of water damaging their walls, floors and a large portion of their multi-media archives.   However - they are back, and with a great fashion program happening tomorrow! And what a great coincidence that MFIT has their own fashion and technology exhibition up right now. 

    An Introduction to Computational Fashion:
    Transforming design, textiles and the social experience around wearable technology
    Wednesday, December 12, 6-8pm
    Presentations followed by reception.
    Free admission. RSVP only.
    To register sign up here.


    Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
    540 West 21st Street
    New York, NY 10011

    Join us for a public presentation and reception as Eyebeam launches its latest initiative, Computational Fashion in New York. Bringing together artists, scientists, technologists and the fashion industry, Computational Fashion explores cutting edge ideas at the convergence of fashion and creative technology. The inaugural event will feature presentations by Gabi Asfour, fashion designer and co-founder of threeASFOUR, Sabine Seymour, designer, writer, and professor of fashionable technology at Parsons, and Katherine Isbister, computer scientist and research director of the Game Innovation Lab at NYU-Poly.

    Gabi Asfour will present the cutting edge work designed by threeASFOUR and their recent collaborations with technologists in digital fabrication. Dr. Sabine Seymour will discuss synergies between fashion and technology by presenting state-of-the-art artistic and technology examples such as smart textiles that have the potential to function as a second skin to re-create, modify or extend the body through technology. Dr. Katherine Isbister will present her research conducted at the Game Innovation Lab that explores ways to broaden the emotional and social palette that technology offers us by building and testing prototype systems using a wide range of the latest sensing and feedback technologies. Isbister will also discuss her current collaborative work with Eyebeam Fellow Kaho Abe, funded as part of the Computational Fashion initiative.

    Photo above: You know what designer this is, right?? 
     

    tags:  Eyebeam  fashion and technology 

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  17. And yet again the Museum at FIT does a stellar job cultivating young curators! I can’t wait to see the new Fashion and Technology exhibition at MFIT curated by emerging curators Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon. (Disclosure: Ariele was a student of mine - and now a friend - and I’m so psyched for and proud of her!)
Photo above: Yoshiki Hishinuma’s polyester and polyurethane dress from 1999 via MFIT.

    And yet again the Museum at FIT does a stellar job cultivating young curators! I can’t wait to see the new Fashion and Technology exhibition at MFIT curated by emerging curators Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon. (Disclosure: Ariele was a student of mine - and now a friend - and I’m so psyched for and proud of her!)

    Photo above: Yoshiki Hishinuma’s polyester and polyurethane dress from 1999 via MFIT.

     

    tags:  Fashion and Technology  MFIT  Ariele Elia  Emma McClendon  Synthetic 

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  19. Okay, it’s been a while.  A very long while.  Those who know me, know why. But there have been many times when I’ve wanted to share things with y’all that I’ve come across.  So I’m back.  Limited run, but here I am! :D   
Did you see how amazing these fashion photographs are by Gordon Parks???  Thank you NYT! 
Photo above: by Gordon Parks of a Nursemaid’s Kerchief by Lily Dache, 1952, NYC

    Okay, it’s been a while.  A very long while.  Those who know me, know why. But there have been many times when I’ve wanted to share things with y’all that I’ve come across.  So I’m back.  Limited run, but here I am! :D   

    Did you see how amazing these fashion photographs are by Gordon Parks???  Thank you NYT! 

    Photo above: by Gordon Parks of a Nursemaid’s Kerchief by Lily Dache, 1952, NYC

     
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