Shiaparelli and Prada: Met Madness

The Met Museum Shiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations – is the new feature at the Met Mueseum’s Spring 2012 Costume Exhibition – it “explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras.” Inspired by a Miguel Covarrubia’s Vanity fair interview in the 1930’s, and Baz Luhrman’s video of … Continue reading

TED TALKS – Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion’s free culture

This is a video that I watched a while ago, but still pertains to today’s fashion industry. It talks about how fast fashion is possible and how designers, especially in America, are not protected. If you have ever wondered why Stuart Weitzman shoes became so famous, or why Louboutin’s are so expensive and luxurious – … Continue reading

FIDM Couture Fabric Fundraiser

2,150 yards of designer fabric – fabric from a private Couturier, Nora Martin- is being donated to the Fashion Institute of Designing and Merchandising. Instead of keeping the fabric for student use (which I would do) – it is being sold to raise funds for the FIDM Scholarship Store beginning May 21. At original prices ranging from … Continue reading

LED (light-up) DRESS: Ravishing Roses

The reason I have not posted anything recently, is finally here! My UV-LED Dress that is made out of boning, LED lights that are individually wired, and 45 handcrafted, roses. (Message me if you would like to know how to make these roses, that may be another post that I will work on, this summer.) … Continue reading

Nature Designing: Starting with Biomimetics

Sustainability is no longer accepted blindly, and the word green has become questionable as companies have “green washed” us. What claims to be “green” is not quite what they led us to believe. “Eco-friendly” is just a convenient slogan. 1 million tonnes of fabric waste ends up in landfills each year. Right now, fashion manufacturers … Continue reading