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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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Infinity Dress

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.

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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 “ 

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Hats Hats Hats

BY HEIDI LEE
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

"I'm into the idea of being a Manhattan Mad Hatter."

In Hats Hats Hats from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, Heidi Lee takes us through her vibrant and creative 3D printed hat collection.

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.

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What Made Me Want To ÜPSYKL

BY NINA AND NABILAH (UPSYKL)
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2018

Fashion designers Nina Saiful and Nabilah Jeffery wanted to be involved in something impactful and meaningful in their life. This led them to team up and grow a friendship to start a social enterprise that tied their passion and interests together. Their company and brand, ÜPSYKL, is the first eco-fashion platform in Brunei for designers to upcycle clothes and reduce the gap between landfills and the fashion industry.

Join Nina as she recalls her journey from being a pizza mascot to building a brand with her partner-in-design.