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Burke Brewer

Business Owner, Self in Knoxville

Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes

PRESENTED ON AUG 18, 2016
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 20

In Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20, Owner Burke Brewer shares how sewing transformed her love of her body, forced her to consider the consequences of buying clothing, and finally why everyone should take up the art of garment sewing. 

Modern Seamstress was created to empower women - to teach them to love their bodies and delight in dressing their bodies. Women fight a war every day for healthy body image, and most of the stress comes from the fashion industry and mass produced clothing. 

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Fashion of the Future

BY NADEJDA SHUIGINA
@ VOL 2 ON DEC 22, 2013

Nadejda Shulgina, a personal stylist and shopper, talks about her vision for clothes that will most likely be worn in the next couple of decades. (in Russian) 

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Brigid KO Designs

BY BRIGID OESTERLING
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Designer Brigid Oesterling of BrigidKO creates couture costuming and clothing made primarily from innertubes and recycled materials. Her focus has been to use innertubes from cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Not your typical recycled-wear, the recycled rubber material often has a leather look which the designer masterfully balances with other materials, often masking the identity of the innertube. Her work is innovative and, these unique pieces are both delicate and bold. 

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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 "

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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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The Myth of Perfection: Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree

BY ALEXANDRA P. SPAULDING
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"You know there's no such thing as perfection, right?...If you can collectively make the imperfections work, you have perfection."

In The Myth of Perfection (Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree) from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, Buffalo-based artist and engineer Alexandra P. Spaulding reflects on her artistic practice, her love of minimalism, and her eventual acceptance of inevitable imperfections. Examining the notions of tolerance and how exacting to the millionth decimal point does not equal perfection, Spaulding focuses both on the visual arts (Minimalism), her own practice (aurally immersive installation art), engineering and manufacturing, and how the conflux of these three schools of thought have made her more accepting of 'the happy accident' and a better artist.  

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How to find your own rhythm

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Speaker Denys Vasyliev, leader of BarabanZA (a musical club) and guide in bureau of author's excursions, presents on how to find your own rhytm with ethnic drums. His main idea – everything in a Universe has its own rhythm. With music you can find your own and change your life for good.

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What do You Think About When Combing Your Hair?

BY CURT OSMUNDSEN
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Curt Osmundsen has a lot on his mind and that 'lot' comes up most pressing when he combs hair. So, what do you think about when you comb your hair? Your upcoming day? A movie from last night? Whether or not giraffes do have vocal chords? Curt's thoughts are quite a bit heavier than all of that and his story will have you questioning your hair-combing routine henceforth. 

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Change the attitude not the size of clothes

BY MANISHA CHATURVEDI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 16, 2016

Manisha Chaturvedi. A well-known media personality makes a compelling case on how women should be treated in Indian society.She maintains there is an urgent need for a shift in perceptions toward the role of women.

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Bury Your Clothes in the Dirt

BY STANLEY HAINSWORTH
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

What would it take to live a life of no regrets? Where you try everything you ever wanted to try. Who says you can’t? How can you even find out what you were destined to do and how can you learn and adjust along with your life experiences to get there.