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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Interaction through Fashion
BY FRANCESCA ROSELLA
@ VOL 107
ON OCT 30, 2013
Francesca Rosella (of wearable technology fashion house Cute Circuit) shows off some of her company's new designs and what she predicts the fashion of the future will be like in Interaction Through Fashion presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 107. Cute Circuit has created shirts that can be used to hug someone from across the world, dresses that can be used as a mobile phone, a dress that displays your tweets, and clothes whose color can be changed through a mobile phone app.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2013.
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.
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
"I'm into the idea of being a Manhattan Mad Hatter."
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.