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Blog Post Tag: Fashion

Friday Fibers Roundup: Fierce Fashion

June 22, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights the importance of size, culture, and class representation within the fashion industry. 1) “A Muslim Fashion Blogger With a Fierce Message” by Alex Hawgood highlights the work done by Ms. Katebi (the brains behind the politically-charged fashion blog Joojoo Azad), where she frequently casts a spotlight on reductive media

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Designing out of Waste

June 8, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s roundup features articles that comment on the fashion industry, alternative solutions, and innovative materials. 1) “The Ultimate Fashion Fail: One Garbage Truck of Textiles is thrown away every Second” by Tess Riley spotlights the need for a better approach and regulation of the fashion industry, while pondering “Is a world beyond ‘fast fashion’

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Refraction: New Photography of Africa and its Diaspora

May 28, 2018 9:00 am

Refraction is an ocular cleanse. The works in Refraction: New Photography of Africa and its Diaspora bridges the gap between Black stereotypes and Black reality. Curated by Cassandra Johnson (Steven Kasher Gallery Director) and Niama Safia Sandy (Independent Curator and Cultural Anthropologist) the exhibition presents a generation of photographic artists of African descent who portray

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Weavings Mapped

May 4, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of articles exploring how weaving can be used to map place, histories, and nature. 1) “The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets” by Deborah Needleman looks at basket weaving from various artist and cultural perspectives to highlight the traditions and diversity within the medium (via New York Times). 2)

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Patterned Body

April 27, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at the body and the various ways patterns and designs are used within fashion, exhibitions, and textile works. 1) “‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Draws On ‘The Sacred Geometry Of Africa’” by Mallory Yu looks at the costuming details from the recent Marvel Blockbuster and how Wakanda’s Afro-futurism is grounded

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidered Flora

April 20, 2018 9:00 am

Flowers, nature, and organic forms are the themes for this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup articles. 1) “Bihar’s Sujani Embroidery has a GI Tag, but why does no one know about It?” by Amarnath Tewary looks at the labor of around 400 women and girls from Bhusra village who work to create Sujani embroidery. When done,

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Paper and Color Inspirations

April 13, 2018 9:00 am

Need some inspiration for new projects? This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features paper patterns, colors, and forms to get you out of your rut. 1) Beijing-based artist Peng Wei create contemporary sculptures of human legs, shoes, and torsos by placing traditional Chinese painting on rice paper—displaying natural and domestic scenes (via Colossal). 2) “Photographer Captures

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Loop There It Is

April 6, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a fun and playful mix of crochet works, installations, and guerilla projects keeping a traditional craft alive. 1) “Feast Your Eyes on This Glorious Crocheted Food” by Anne Ewbank looks at Trevor Smith’s retro-domestic themed creations which are fuzzy, cozy, and downright edible-looking (via Atlas Obscura). 2) In her

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Fashion’s Future

March 30, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup highlights a series of articles, exhibitions, and innovations in the fashion, wearable art, and experimental fashion realms. 1) “The Future Of Fashion in 5 Wild New Garments” by Diana Budds examines what we will be wearing in 5, 50, or 500 years, all on view at MoMA (via FastCoDesign). 2)

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Pushing Fashion

March 23, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights the many different ways fashion designers are pushing the boundaries–both conceptually and materially. 1) “When Black Women could not try on the Dresses, Ebony Brought the Dresses to Them” by Blue Greenberg spotlights the story of how haute couture fashion for black American women became a vehicle to reinforce

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