NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.
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BY MARTINA BOERO M.ART
@ VOL 7
ON NOV 21, 2013
Martina Boero introduces her design, Infinity Dress. The union between fashion and sewing, passion cultivated since very young, have made the dream of a Personal Brand: M.Art was born in 2012. M.Art is an independent brand, characterized by the uniqueness and craftsmanship of the products; Martina in fact takes care of the production from the idea, through all the stages that lead to realization. The infinity dress, thanks to their countless transformations are adaptable to any situation and time of day.
Fashion Forward: From Madeira to Paris
BY FÁTIMA LOPES
@ VOL 1
ON JUL 25, 2014
In Fashion Forward: From Madeira to Paris at PechaKucha Night Loulé Vol. 1, Fatima Lopes, a Portuguese fashion designer, shares the story of her aspirations of becoming a runway fashion designer that began on her hometown, the quaint, lovely Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. From there, she traveled to Libson and then, eventually the infamous mecha of Fashion, Paris. There she persevered and followed her dreams to become the renowned designer she is today. You won't want to miss out on this inspiring tale!
Fatima Lopes (Funchal, March 8, 1965) is a Portuguese fashion designer.
Natural of Madeira, Fatima Lopes grew up in the city of Funchal. Since child showed an interest in the fashion world and during his teens, dissatisfied with the outfit that was sold in Funchal, started creating clothes for herself. Thanks to his fluency in foreign languages, worked in Funchal as a tour guide for a travel agency.
In 1990 he moved to Lisbon in order to pursue a career as a stylist. In this city opened with a friend a store called "Versus", which essentially sold clothing from international designers. In 1992 the store's name changed to "Fátima Lopes". In September of the same year he participated as creative a fashion show held in a convent in Lisbon, where its proposals were well received.
In 1994 shows his first clothing in the "Salon du Prêt-à-Porter Feminin" in Paris. The following year participates in the national fashion event, the "Portugal Fashion". Between 1996 and 1998, Fatima starts to draw shoes and wallets directed either to the female audience, whether the male audience.
In 1996 opens its first international store, located in the city of Paris.
Since 1999 participates twice a year in the Hall Paris Fashion currently being this only Portuguese. In 2000 causes great media attention by parading in the French capital the most expensive bikini in gold and diamonds, valued at about one million dollars.
In 2002 he was invited by Mattel to create a Barbie doll and decided to play the doll bikini gold and diamonds used in Paris. In 2003 he opened his first clothing store in the United States, located in the city of Los Angeles.
In 2010 presented sic program "The Pursuit of the Dream" Face model of the year 2010 "
Fetishizing Fashion Brands
BY KEVIN JAEDON
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig!
Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015.
Works from one of the Swedish Fashion Talents 2015
BY EMELIE JANRELL
@ VOL 53
ON AUG 18, 2015
Emelie Janrell is a fashion designer who this year was nominated for Swedish Fashion Talents 2015, among 9 other promising fashion designers. Beautiful photos of Emelies work are featured in this Pecha Kucha.
Wearable Technology for All
BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!
Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015.
A Journey in Hats
BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!
Conversation Prints: Artful Dialogues about Reproductive Rights
BY DARCY FALK
@ VOL 3
ON DEC 08, 2016
"Conversation print" is the industry term for fabric prints that re not floral or geometric. Darcy Falk talks about her project that moves beyond prints that featuring golf clubs and kitchen appliances. She is developing garments using vintage patterns and unique fabric that sparks conversations about topics that we don't usually talk about at the dinner table. The result is conversation prints that stimulate artful dialog about reproductive rights.
From Thread to Cloth – From Stitch to Style
BY ZAYRA ESTRADA
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 15, 2016
As a designer, Zayra Estrada gets inspired by everything that surrounds her. She like to challenge herself and create garments with the least thing you could ever imagine using. She likes for her designs to have an extra meaning, to have a history behind them, and to help women love their second skin (clothing) and use them as a tool to conquer the world.
“Enhancing Women’s Inner Beauty “
Hats Hats Hats
Heidi Lee takes us through her 3d printed hat collection in this PechaKucha presentation.
A RISD graduate and recipient of the 2012 MET Museum Costume Institute Accessory Design Award, HEIDI LEE is a NYC-based artist and designer whose hats have featured in VOGUE, V, W, Visionaire, Dazed & Confused, MTV, SHOWstudio, NYT, New York Magazine, The Creators Project, etc. Exhibitions include MOSI Museum’s “3D Printing the Future” and MAD Museum’s “MAD Biennial: 100 Makers that manifest the cultural capital of NYC." Her clientele include Anne Hathaway, Madonna, G-Dragon, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill.