PechaKucha Presentation

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Zayra Estrada

Fashion Designer in El Paso

From Thread to Cloth – From Stitch to Style

PRESENTED ON OCT 15, 2016
IN EL PASO @ VOL 14

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 “ 

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The Thread Wrapping Machine

BY ANTON ALVAREZ
IN TOKYO

Presented as part of a "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha session held at the SuperDeluxe 10th anniversary party during Tokyo Designers Week 2012, Anton Alvarez introduces us to the Thread Wrapping Machine.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 7, 2013.

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Something from Nothing

BY SAMANTHA EVERETT
@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

"If I can give a voice to people who don't have one, I'm all for that."

From "Something from Nothing' from PechaKucha Night Forster, Samantha Everett talks about her evolution from a fashion designer to fabric artist to an installation artist. She shares how her experience in textiles, fashion, and recovery has enhanced and rehabilitate her world. An unsuspecting and humble artist gives it here all here. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. 

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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.

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Hanging by a Thread: Keeping Traditional Arts Alive

BY ASHLEY RIECK
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 04, 2015

As an artist Ashley Rieck continually tries to maintain balance in her life. Spending most of her adolescence in South Dakota and the Midwest, she was fortunate to have a few special women that were willing to teach her traditional arts. From baking bread to cross stitch and embroidery, Ashley is fascinated with everything. Ultimately drawn to cross stitch and string art as it allows her to really focus on the task at hand and makes her use the analytical side of her brain. Over the years she has experimented with different ways to express herself through string.

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Small Scale City Skirt

BY JULIA O'CONNELL
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In Small Scale City Skirt from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, Textile Artist Julia O'Connell talks about taking time to look carefully at details. She collects these beautiful 'micro moments', which she views as everyday presents, and uses them to layer and stitch into her textile work. Here she talks about her commission for the City Arcadia project, where she is working up her Small Scale City Skirt as a way of making the city wearable.

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Journey from Social Worker to Interior Designer

BY MARY MANSFIELD
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 01, 2016

Mary Mansfield explores the path that led her from one seemingly different career path to another, yet identifies the similarities between the two.

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

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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Design Inspirations

BY ATIQAH ISMAIL
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2018

XOIA, the brainchild of Atiqah Ismail, was created out of a desire to build a successful brand that represented the designs and aspirations of a determined vision. Being the creative director for XOIA, Atiqah envisions XOIA’s design to embody minimalist and contemporary fashion while paying homage from the inspiration it is drawn from. Find out what XOIA means to Atiqah and the journey that it has brought her to.