fashion design

Tweetable Tees


Pa++ern is a project that uses Twitter to source unique t-shirt designs.
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Scaasi Spectacular at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


As a guest of Jean and Frederic Sharf, I spent this past weekend celebrating the Arnold Scaasi exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum’s recent acquisition of his archive and more than 100 of his designs.
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Band-Aid Revolution


This past weekend was a terrific Cynthia Rowley/Johnson & Johnson extravaganza at Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Cynthia’s show at Lincoln Center was downright gorgeous, with stunning skirts perforated with geometric shapes and cabochon-covered fabrics with transparent cardigans and gauzy stockings.
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Made by Hand: Alabama Chanin


The evening of May 19th capped off a three-day residency at the Cooper-Hewitt for Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of the design studio Alabama Chanin. Chanin, one of the founders of the burgeoning “slow fashion” movement, followed up her two-day Design Directions workshop for teenagers with an hour-long public lecture and book signing. 
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Voices in American Fashion


Last night at Cooper-Hewitt, Washington Post Style Editor Robin Givhan lead a conversation with past National Design Award Winners Francisco Costa (Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection), Yeohlee Teng, and Maria Cornejo about their work and the role of fashion in contemporary culture. 
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Behind the Scenes of Quicktake: Rodarte


The making of any exhibition is a fascinating and complex project. This video gives you a sense of what happened behind the scenes in the run up to the opening of Quicktake: Rodarte.
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Rodarte in Conversation with Sally Singer


Laura Mulleavy, one of the designers behind Rodarte and Vogue’s fashion news and features director, Sally Singer were at Cooper-Hewitt this past Saturday discussing Rodarte’s work.
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Rodarte Party


Fashion Week closed with a big, fabulous bang last night at Cooper-Hewitt where Laura and Kate Mulleavy graced us with their extraordinary craft and design. 
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Rodarte Show


Rodarte show was like no other—breathtakingly beautiful materials in muted tones combined to communicate a dreamy state. Gorgeous pieces with surprising, mixed use of knits, lace, felt and silk. 
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Quicktake: Rodarte - Behind the Scenes Part 2


Before any mannequin dressing begins, proper museum protocol regarding the intake of objects must be followed. The process generally goes like this: First, the boxes or crates are opened in a clean and secure gallery or room that has environmental controls (including a specific relative humidity and temperature).
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