Sep
1
to Sep 30

Sheila Hicks Hop, Skip, Jump, And Fly: Escape From Gravity

Sheila Hicks Hop, Skip, Jump, And Fly: Escape From Gravity

A LARGE-SCALE, VIBRANT FIBER INSTALLATION AT THE WESTERN RAIL YARDS

Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art is pleased to announce a new High Line Commission by American artist Sheila Hicks. The work, titled Hop, Skip, Jump, and Fly: Escape from Gravity, is a large-scale installation spanning approximately 200 meters at the Western Rail Yards, beginning at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. The installation will be on view from late May 2017 through March 2018. 

For over 50 years, American artist Sheila Hicks has redefined the boundaries of fiber as a medium, creating a distinctive body of work that falls between the fields of fine art, craft, design, and architecture. Having studied at the Yale University School of Art under the tutelage of Josef Albers, a modern master of art education and color theory, Hicks is a sculptor of color just as much as of fiber. Her works range in scale from small minimes—weavings no larger than a half-sheet of letter paper—to immersive indoor and outdoor architectural environments composed of lavish color and texture. In 1957, Hicks was awarded a Fulbright scholarship which provided her the opportunity to travel to Chile, marking the beginning of a transformative lifelong practice of teaching, research and art-making throughout South America, Mexico, South Africa, Morocco, and India, documented via weavings, writings, and photography. 

For her High Line Commission, Hicks draws inspiration from the many kinetic elements that dance around the High Line: the ballet of construction vehicles at the Rail Yards; the multitudinous interwoven layers of construction mesh that cover buildings, scaffolding, and streetscapes; unfinished architectural lattices; and lace of hanging crane cables. Her vibrant installation comprised of twisting tubes of various types of colored fiber will crawl along the rails at the Western Rail Yards, surprising and delighting passerby. 

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Sep
1
to Nov 29

Making | Breaking: New Arrivals

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Making | Breaking: New Arrivals

An exhibition featuring recently acquired contemporary works reflect breakthroughs in technologies and techniques, as well as an interest in reexamining and pushing conventional materials beyond our expectations.
 

Textiles as part of Making | Breaking include: 
Cushions and Pillows, Well Well Well, 2016, Designed by Shantell Martin and produced by Momentum Group

Shantell Martin and the Momentum Design Studio worked together to translate her drawings, musings, and thoughts into several textiles designs. The designs are unique yet unified by a connecting story: a series of conversations between the elements, places and internal questions of her life and our own.

Kinematics Dress #4, 2015, Designed by Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg and Nervous System and printed by Shapeways.

Fashionable clothing has generally been made from flat textiles, which are painstakingly cut and sewn into 3-dimensional garments. The creation of a Kinematics dress begins by importing one's body metrics into the Kinematics Cloth app. There, clothing designs can be adapted to any body shape using parametric body modelling technology.

Dress and Underdress, Temple Dress, Mer Ka Ba Collection, 2013, Designed by threeASFOUR

MER KA BA, threeASFOUR’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, was inspired by the “sacred geometries” of tile-work patterns found in synagogues, churches, and mosques around the world. The title MER KA BA embraces many spiritual concepts: Merkaba is a mystical form of Judaism; ka ba alludes to the Kaaba, the holy site of the Mecca pilgrimage; Muraqaba is a Sufi meditation practice.

Levi’s Google Jacquard jacket

Designed for the urban bike commuter, this new acquisition is a smart denim jacket woven with interactive thread that connects to a user’s mobile device. 

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems as well as avant-garde experimentation, and advanced original theories with regards to nature, urban planning, and social politics. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. Structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archives, from MoMA, or from outside collections. The exhibition seeks to open up Wright’s work to critical inquiry and debate, and to introduce experts and general audiences alike to new angles and interpretations of this extraordinary architect.

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Sep
1
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Steam Stretch At Issey Miyake

Steam Stretch At Issey Miyake

Set against the backdrop of a landmarked cast-iron building in the TriBeCa, the New York ISSEY MIYAKE flagship store features a titanium intervention by Frank Gehry that winds throughout the space.

The US flagship store features all ISSEY MIYAKE collections - ISSEY MIYAKE, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, HaaT, CAULIFLOWER, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE,132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE, and HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE.

ISSEY MIYAKE is a place in which to experience the thrill of new discoveries and the process of making clothes; a place for new talent, the unexpected, and the excitement that lies within the power of creation. In honor of the second annual New York Textile Month, ISSEY MIYAKE will feature a display of their proprietary textile, Steam Stretch. 

This AUTUMN WINTER 2017 collection, titled “Chromatic Fantasia” was inspired by the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, expressed through various colors. The series “AURORAS” further pursues this lightness through our Steam Stretch technology, layering colors that release an aurora-like shimmer.

STEAM STRETCH TECHNOLOGY

The “Steam Stretch” technique starts with a single piece of cloth in which creases have been incorporated in advance using heat-reactive thread. By the simple application of steam to the cloth, the fabric that is at first flat, instantly transforms to take on a three-dimensional form with countless surfaces, following the contours of the designed creases. Using stretchable thread, both vertically and horizontally, in the weave, it enables the fabric to be stretched or shrunk in any direction. 

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Sep
1
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Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field, Cycle 1

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Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field, Cycle 1

On view August 22 through October 15, the first cycle of Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field features two alumni of MAD’s Artist Studios Program at work in the Museum’s third-floor galleries on large-scale and immersive textile installations for this innovative and evolving exhibition. Working from a queer perspective to subvert and expand traditional notions of craft practice, LJ Roberts and Sarah Zapata will complete work on ambitious new projects that rethink community histories and legacies in full view of the public during their exhibition-situated micro-residencies.

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Sep
1
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From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries

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From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations: The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events; and the second features costumes from plays derived from legends and myths. The presentation showcases eight robes, each of which was created for a specific role—court lady, official, general, monk, nun, and immortal. A set of album leaves faithfully depicting theatrical characters wearing such robes is also displayed.

The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed a flowering of Chinese drama. Under the patronage of the Qing court (1644–1911), performances—including the "Peking Opera"—filled the Forbidden City in Beijing. A form of traditional Chinese theater, Peking Opera was developed fully by the mid-19th century, and because of the form's minimal stage settings and the importance of exaggerated gestures and movements, costume played an unusually significant role.

This exhibition includes superb examples with interior markings indicating their use in court productions.

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 Theatrical Robe for the Role of a Princess 

China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century, Silk 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1929 

Photo: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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Sep
1
to Oct 1

Diedre Brown - Work In Progress Residency

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Diedre Brown - Work In Progress Residency

Diedre Brown is the Work In Progress resident at the Textile Arts Center, for the month of September. Modeled on the reefs created by coral species, Diedre  explores the ways in which hyperbolic crochet techniques can be used to design resilient habitats. A designer, amateur naturalist, and lover of the ocean, she is interested in the interwoven and interdependent relationships between human beings and their environment, particularly at coastal edges. Diedre’s crochet designs and research are sinuously linked. She is endeavoring to use and create textiles that generate resilient coastal habitats. These habitats:

•    Are based on crocheted textile patterns that are also endemic in nature.    

•    Utilize unconventional materials such as bioplastic, jute, paper, and dirt, whose deterioration fosters the growth of a beneficial ecosystem.    

•    Foster the growth of community-crafted spaces that inspire one’s sense of wonder and imagination, while empowering one with knowledge about the environment she lives in. 

Visit her installation for Work In Progress from September 1-30 and meet the artist and learn more about her creative process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays, 2-5PM and Tuesday - Thursday 11am-5pm.

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Sep
6
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War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics

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War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum.

War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms. Once termed “Soldiers'” or “Convalescent Quilts,” the pieced textiles are most closely associated with the Crimean War as well as conflicts in India, South Africa, and other troubled regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century. The exhibition further relates these military quilts to an earlier technique of pictorial inlaid or intarsia quilts, made with felted wools during the Prussian and Napoleonic wars beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. The visual virtuosity of the quilts, often incorporating many thousands of pieces no larger than one-inch square, assumes a deeper emotional resonance as we consider them within the matrix of war and its aftermath. The quilts are drawn primarily from the unparalleled collection of internationally acclaimed quilt authority Dr. Annette Gero, with additional examples from public and private collections, many never before on view.

Beaded Soldier’s Quilt

Artist unidentified, India, c. 1860–1870

Fulled wool, with beads; hand-appliquéd, hand-applied beadwork

The Annette Gero Collection

Photo by Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios

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Sep
7
to Oct 21

Lin Tianmiao Protruding Patterns

Lin Tianmiao Protruding Patterns

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present Protruding Patterns, a solo exhibition of work by Beijing-based artist Lin Tianmiao that will transform the main gallery with woven carpets. For the first time, viewers are encouraged to touch Lin’s intricate, labor-intensive work with textiles and thread.

Over the past six years, Lin has collected around 2,000 words and expressions about women in various languages. Pulling from popular novels, newspapers, the internet, and colloquial dialogues, she has gathered phrases such as “divinité,” “Mori girl,” and “leftover women.” Some are predictably derogatory to women, demonstrating the continued ubiquity of sexist attitudes reinforced by language, while others are directly recovered from obsolescence, representing the nuanced mix of confusion, humor, self-deprecation, and empowerment that accompanies the shifting consciousness of women. This lexicon is woven into thickly raised wool forms so that viewers can feel the visceral and literal protruding patterns while touching and walking on the carpets.

By making visible and tangible the various definitions of womanhood that transcend cultures and time, Lin creates an immersive platform to explore how women feel within their evolving societal roles. Meanwhile, the examination of feminine semiotics highlights the disparity that still remains between much-advocated gender equality and culturally embedded gender discrimination. Despite the subject matter of the work, Lin Tianmiao eschews the typical, Western label of a “feminist artist” given that the notion of feminism emerged from different social and cultural contexts within China and abroad.

The exhibition will also feature a selection of new paintings and sculptures in the adjacent gallery, which continue Lin’s exploration of “body language.”   Sculptures combining bones with ordinary tools create visual puns, akin to her More or Less the Same (2011) series. In one of the new sculptures, bones form the underside of a clothing hanger, while in another a thermometer is embedded into a bone. These contradictory materials blur the line between binaries such as subject and object, yin and yang, and interior and exterior, challenging the distinction between normal and abnormal. For Lin, bones eliminate the boundaries of social classes, cultures, political ideologies, and species in light of a shared mortality.

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Lin Tianmiao, Protruding Patterns, 2014, Wool thread, yarn, acrylic, Dimensions variable

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Sep
7
to Oct 30

Tying by Yongju Kwon

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Tying by Yongju Kwon

DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to announce Yongju Kwon’s solo exhibition “Tying,” from September 7th through October 5th, 2017.

Yongju Kwon has been contemplating and studying the idea of survival through observing the moving routes of discarded objects as well as looking at the lives of blue-collar workers. In 2013, Kwon participated in an art project hosted by Jim Thompson, a textile mill in Thailand, and was able to research the cross cultural similarities among individuals working within specialized industries. In addition, by using his side job (one in which he needs in order to maintain his livelihood) as the content for his artistic practice, Kwon questions the value of the labor of an artist. Through this exhibition, the artist continues his exploration of revealing the various layers within the sentiments behind labor.

This exhibition centers around Kwon’s magnum opus Tying (2014-2016) and will also comprise of Multi-Use Wall (2014), as well as his new piece As Boring As Possible (2017). Tying consists of a video component along with a woven silk piece and a dyed thread installation. The 28-minute video footage includes the interview audio of the artist’s mother, who had worked at a Korean textile factory for over thirty years, and a factory worker from Jim Thompson. Differing from the 2014 version where the work was shown in three channels, the artist takes the content from both interviews along with the repetitive movement of the factory's machines and interchanges them within a single channel frame.

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Sep
7
to Oct 1

Eileen Fisher Renew

Eileen Fisher Renew

Using scraps from clothing returned in Eileen Fisher’s Take Back program, longtime Eileen Fisher designer and artist Sigi Ahl, has invented a new and poetically expressive material with what most people throw away.  She and her collaborator Carolina Bedoya have spent the last two years experimenting with layering and felting techniques to produce wall hangings, upholstery, clothing and other items the company is calling DesignWorks. They go on view for the first time at Lisa Cooley Gallery, 107 Norfolk Street, from September 7-October 1. The space will be open from Noon-6 daily, and by appointment.

The elegant and soft-spoken woman is a dynamo disguised in a slim and modernist body. With straight white hair, black masculine glasses and minimalist clothes, she has no age, just grace. Eileen Fisher founded and manages an all American company that dresses civilised women of all ages and sizes, in easy-to-wear voluminous basics that slit from the shoulder and layer effortlessly. Fisher understands that clothes needed to be sustainable; including using organic cottons and partly manufacturing in America as well. Her company sets higher sustainability goals each year.

Eileen Fisher’s faithful fashions have generated a steady stream of income that has been invested in her company to give back to society with a brand called FISHER FOUND. Now she pushes her ideas a step further with the recycling of her own goods. Clients can give back their old Eileen’s, get five dollars to spend on something new, and create a rather amazing return of merchandise to their mill in Irvington, north of New York. The pieces are cleaned and checked for flaws or stains and all perfect items are put back on the market as vintage pieces. Clothes that are damaged beyond mending are carefully selected by fibre and colour, ready to be reused and reinvented, re-coloured at times. The garments that are created from scratch and scraps look amazingly young and design-driven. Combining different textiles in one style, they look like fashion student experiments; a far step from the regular collection, somehow showing that the business of recycling can set companies free from their own commercial rules, leaving space for innovation and creation. Ultimately these new garments might become such a success that they will influence the permanent collection, making the arrow of recycling go back on its own track, recharging creativity from within, also providing women of different backgrounds generous grants with the financial results.

Creativity becomes even more palpable when old cashmere sweaters are carefully selected by colour harmonies, felted into new blankets and carpets, sometimes even coats. These unique artistic pieces are close to art – Rothko comes to mind – but they are an intimate art to cuddle and care for the collector. Thus a lifestyle brand is found in the debris of overconsumption, establishing FISHER FOUND as a high-end endeavour, giving further proof of the effects of recycling as a philosophy and as a practice. When waste becomes wealth and culture, the circle has come around twice, empowering new ventures, gifting the world with amazing beauty.

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FISHER FOUND REMADE • Red Squares (2017) • (right) Digital Rothko (2017) • photos: Bone & Black, Inc;

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Sep
9
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Studio Wieki Somers Installation: SHIELDS

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Studio Wieki Somers Installation: SHIELDS

In celebration of New York Textile Month, Shields by award-winning Studio Wieki Somers makes its New York debut at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

This September, award-winning Dutch design duo Studio Wieki Somers and Kvadrat takes the poetic and airy installation Shields to the beautiful surroundings of The Conservatory of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Consisting of a mobile made from textile shields inspired by the crisp and delicate textile universe of Kvadrat’s Kinnasand home collection, the installation takes its viewers on a journey of rhythm, play and light. Stretched within various circular and square frames, the textiles float as kite-like shields beneath the ceiling or are placed on the floor as lamps. The addition of light allows new qualities to appear as the light plays on the semi-transparent fabrics and their reflective parts.

In celebration of September’s New York Textile Month, Kvadrat and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in collaboration with The Future Perfect will host a designer talk with acclaimed trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, designer Dylan van den Berg of Studio Wieki Somers, founder David Alhadeff and Cooper Hewitt textile curator Matilda McQuaid. 

“We were thrilled by the invitation to work with the beautiful and sensitive textiles of Kinnasand. We sought to create innovative frameworks for the textiles by placing them in surprising contexts. We often take inspiration from everyday life, trying to re-awaken the hidden qualities in ordinary objects, inviting people to look with fresh eyes at their everyday reality.

We believe this conservatory space of the Cooper Hewitt (with all the glass and changing light) will be a wonderful context for Shields; it is a real benefit to be able to let the ‘kites’ almost truly float in the sky.” Wieki Somers

Kvadrat and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum present Shields by Studio Wieki Somers in collaboration with The Future Perfect

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 East 91st Street

New York

Monday 11 September 2017

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm 

Press preview with Studio Wieki Somers and Lidewij Edelkoort

Interviews by appointment with Studio Wieki Somers and trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort

7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Design dialogue followed by cocktails

Trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort in conversation with designer Dylan van den Berg and The Future Perfect founder David Alhadeff 

Exhibition open

9 September – 31 October 2017

Weekdays and Sundays, 10 am – 6 pm

Saturdays, 10 am – 9 pm

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11
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28" 2" 3"

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28" 2" 3"

PRESENTED BY ARToRIAL _ HOTEL PARTICULIER    
co-curated by Frederique Thiollet and Anna Mista

Opening September 11th 2017 from 6 to 9pm

KATHERINE MAVRIDIS creates garments as abstract, three-dimensional structures, which can exist with or without the body. She examines clothing in their most pure form as abstract ‘tubes’ – taking away a preconceived idea of where these tubes must exist. All clothes – in their most simplified form – are tubes connected to other tubes.
Rupture, shifts, release and the elimination of information are reoccurring sources of inspiration driving her creative exploration. These ‘shifts’ or ‘rips’ symbolize a lived garment - the human touch - life existing within the garment.

In this sculptural installation, Mavridis approaches clothing as a direct response to a feeling rather than a tangible object or idea _ aspiring to sculpture, form and nothingness. She reflects; “My pieces aspire to emptiness - the void; my pieces perhaps exist within the void.”

Influenced by the context of the exhibition, ELLINOR STIGLE explores the notion of individuality and presence through a one channel video installation entitled Nucleus.
The piece seeks to represent the life inside the shell against the backdrop of the meditative pulse of a heart beating. By extracting our natively internal sound current, the very source that define us as living, Stigle seeks to highlight the fact that all human march to their own beat. 
 
28” 2” 3" This installation was first inspired by a personal fitting with the late Dame Zaha Hadid in March 2016, an avid collector of Katherine Mavridis’ collection. Her understanding of her pieces was evident as she wore them with natural elegance and poise. The title of the installation project 28”, 3” and 2” are measurements from this last fitting.
 
27 Wooster _ The exhibit is on view through window display from Sept 12 to 30 and can be experienced by appointment only from 4 to 8pm.
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The project site implementation is the result of many conversations with EMERY STAAV Real Estate about the brick and mortar landscape and the creation of alternative retail experiences at the intersection of the online and offline worlds _ envisioning new ways of retail implementation and showcasing while keeping the vibrancy of neighborhoods.
 
The exhibit is also in conjunction with the second annual New York Textile Month.

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Sep
12
to Sep 25

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake

'Pleats' was introduced into ISSEY MIYAKE in 1989, and has been developed every season thereafter. By 1993, it was ready to be launched as a complete and stand-alone brand and appeared as PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE for the Spring-Summer collection.

This is a line that is positioned to embody one of the most fundamental concepts of Issey Miyake - where the true value of design lies in its integration into the everyday life and comfort of the wearer. An evolution of traditional techniques of processing and of pleating material into a highly functional modern product - light in weight and easy to wear and handle. The PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE store in Soho will feature an installation demonstrating this pleating process.

On Display Sept 12 - 25

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE
126 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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Sep
16
to Sep 24

Out Of Fashion - The New Fashion - Dressing The Soul

OUT OF FASHION - THE NEW FASHION - DRESSING THE SOUL

After 30 years of working in the ever changing fashion industry, designer, artist, author and photographer Birgitta de Vos took some time out. One year became many years. She traveled the world and rediscovered her initial passion for textiles. She captured her observations and reflections in a 412 colorful illustrated book Out of Fashion | the New Fashion. Her latest work Dressing the Soul are assemblages, drawings with thread and painting with textiles, mixing scraps of fabrics she collected on her travels. 

Homestories will host the work Dressing the Soul in an exhibition at their concept store in Brooklyn. Birgitta de Vos will be present the 16th of September 15.00/17.00 to sign her book Out of Fashion | The New Fashion. The exhibition will run from 16th - 24th of September 2017.

 

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19
to Sep 24

Casa Beyt Home Pop Up Shop

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Casa Beyt Home

Case Beyt Home, a pop up shop curated by Denise Maroney, features designers from the Middle East and Central America, who create home decor using a mix of innovative as well as traditional designs and techniques in textiles. The pop up shop will also host two workshops, led by participating designers:

Embroidery from the Middle East (September 22, 6:30-8:30pm) and

Weaving in Central America ( September 20, 6:30-8:30pm)

To learn more or register for workshops, please visit: www.casabeythome.com

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Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

This is Not a Sweater: Smart Garments & Functional Fabrics

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This is Not a Sweater: Smart Garments & Functional Fabrics

Technology is driving innovation in apparel design and changing our expectations of the function of clothing. With estimates of a $38 billion industry by 2022, there are a number of questions yet to be answered about the nature of this market. What is the definition of a smart garment? How will the industry shift focus from sports to health care? Who has their eye on the environmental and social impacts of this emerging market? How will manufacturing change in response to new materials?  

Join Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s Executive Director Deb Johnson, Olivia Burca, Garment Engineer at Wearable Experiments and Chris Kasabach, a pioneer in the field of wearable computing and connected healthcare for a conversation as part of New York Textile Month, an event guaranteed to foster new thinking regarding how designers are creating smart garments and functional fabrics.

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19
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In Practice: Works in Progress

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In Practice: Works in Progress

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is pleased to announce In Practice: Works in Progress, a group exhibition that turns the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery into working studios for artists. During In Practice: Works in Progress Elena Berriolo, Josh Blackwell, Lisa Marie Ludwig and Ezra Wube will transform an area in the gallery into his or her studio space. Museum visitors will have an opportunity to meet these guest artists who openly welcome questions and dialogue, and will discuss their processes, materials, and motifs. This program serves as a model of interactivity and engagement that benefits local artists and museum visitors while furthering CMA's pedagogy of Look, Make, Share.

 In Practice: Works in Progress encourages visitors to discover how artists work and the process of making art. “Works in progress” is a term that refers to all artwork that is in various stages of being made. The gallery will open itself up and visitors are invited to participate in every stage of the developing artworks. This artistic process allows materials and space to change. Visitors can question: When is an artwork finished? How do you begin a new piece? Do you need to plan? Or does creativity come freely and naturally?  In Practice: Works in Progress encourages experimentation and art making in the gallery. The white walls can get messy, and work will go up or come down depending on the participants and the dialogue between artists—just like an artist’s studio. No day will be the same. 

On View September 21, 2017 In the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery Public Opening, Thursday, September 21 Press Preview and VIP Opening, Tuesday, September 19, 6-8 PM with RSVP

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19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Anni Albers On Weaving Book Launch and Design Conversation

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Anni Albers On Weaving Book Launch and Design Conversation

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The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation is delighted to announce a new, expanded, full-color edition of Anni Albers’s On Weaving, published by Princeton University Press. This updated version of the pivotal 1965 book will be available in September.

Please join us for the launch party and a public conversation, moderated by Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The participants will be Glenn Adamson, curator and theorist who works across fields of design, craft, and contemporary art; Christina Kim, artist, textile designer, and founder of the Los Angeles-based clothing brand dosa; and Billie Tsien, architect and partner at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

A reception will follow the discussion, giving you a chance to speak with the panelists as well as Albers Foundation staff members and discover “the event of a thread” in Anni Albers’s own words. 

On Weaving, which will be for sale at the book party, is now available for preorder.

The talk and reception are free and open to the public. Registration for the talk is required and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Special thanks to Vitra for their kind generosity.

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Anni Albers was one of the 20th century’s most innovative and influential textile artists, creating subtle abstract works of art, bold wall hangings, and sophisticated architectural fabrics, in addition to experimental jewelry and prints. In On Weaving she gathered her vast knowledge and observations about the art of weaving and its implications for modern design. The new, expanded edition of On Weaving features new photography and gorgeous full-color illustrations, paying homage to the original book's design while introducing new essays by Manuel Cirauqui, T'ai Smith, and Nicholas Fox Weber.

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Image: Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937, photograph by Helen M. Post. Courtesy of the Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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Sep
19
to Sep 30

Crafting Change Exhibition: New Textile Work by Students and Faculty

Crafting Change Exhibition: New Textile Work by Students and Faculty

Crafting Change will present work by the students and faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology that expands beyond traditional textile materials and processes to address the shifting boundaries between art, design and technology. Featuring work from the Bio Design Challenge, algiknit yarns grown from algae and fungi used to model an innovative production method and a sustainable alternative to conventional textiles. 

Opening Reception, September 19th at 6:00 pm

Algiknit

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Sep
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

MORDANT - dinner series

MORDANT - dinner series

Artist, Victoria Manganiello, invites guests to explore the intersections between food and fiber in Mordant. This is a series of dinners prepared by the artist and served upon a tablecloth she wove by hand. The meal is served in such a way that the food inevitably meets the cloth, demonstrating the color and dye potential of the ingredients cooked with the fibers woven. Prepared to leave lasting marks, Manganiello translates each dinner into a painting canvas which then becomes an homage to the ingredients, fibers and persons of a particular evening and place. In collaboration with filmmaker Kristin KremersMordant will be the focus of an upcoming film by the same name that explores our subliminal and ubiquitous connections to textiles and color. The film will follow Manganiello and Kremers as they conduct dinners around the world. New York and NYTM mark the one stop along this journey to document the nuances of color and cloth with dinners planned for Transylvania, Romania, Kyoto, Japan and others.

Tickets are being sold for $90 per person. Reserve your seats here.

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Sep
21
to Sep 30

Angles In Cubism by Sebastien Courty

Angles In Cubism by Sebastien Courty

Inspired by the most extreme forms of Cubism and by removing visible subject matter entirely “Angles in Cubism” is depicted in a game of lights, textures and colors.

“Accepting abstraction” - A central issue despite the diverse period and subject in cubism; less significance and yet more sensitivity known as “Cristal Cubism” - Maurice Raynal

Dynamic compositions of 2D textile artworks as well as a lighting installation will be presented.

In conjunction with New York Textile Month

ON VIEW FROM SEPTEMBER 21ST TO SEPTEMBER 30TH 2017 AT THE WANTEDDESIGN STORE, 6 FULTON STREET

Opening reception Thursday September 21 from 6 to 9pm rsvp : rsvp

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Sep
21
to Oct 7

Erin Wilson at KOFU showroom

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Erin Wilson at KOFU showroom

We are pleased to announce the opening of KOFU showroom in Chelsea, NYC. For our inaugural exhibition, we will be showing our latest collaboration with Erin Wilson, a master quilter based in Brooklyn, NY, who makes intricate piecework rooted in architectural imagery. 

We provided Wilson with swatches of vintage and heritage fabric from Japan, most of which were leftovers from our production.  Wilson magically pieced such “wasteful” small fabric swatches together, and “upcycled” them into irresistible works of art. The show also includes Wilson’s Shape Study series, made with her own hand-dyed fabrics.  

Along with Wilson’s works, we will also display the latest KOFU collection of one-of-a-kind home goods made from traditional Japanese fabric, including fully hand-embroidered “sashiko” pieces, vintage “boro”, and ikat fabrics. 

September 21- Oct 7

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 21, 6-8pm

KOFU Showroom
(Inside of IAM Gallery)
547 W 27th St, #519
New York, NY 10001

Showroom hours

Thu - Sat 1pm-6pm
Sun-Wed by appointment
*Hours of operation may change. Please check our calendar for any schedule updates. 

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Sep
21
to Oct 1

TALENT!

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TALENT! 

 

TALENT! is an ongoing exhibition series featuring graduate works from the world’s leading art and design schools. Following the success of three first editions in Eindhoven and Milan (2008–09), as well as a current incarnation at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London (until September 24, 2017), TALENT! comes to New York Textile Month at the Invisible Dog Art Center - a raw space in a vast converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center.

Housed together with Eileen Fisher's exhibition Circular by Design, this pop-up exhibition features students from Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and Kent State University. The variety of textile talent showcased here is a comprehensive reflection of young textile creativity today and the world at large. 

Also on display is a Talking Textiles installation, honoring the 17 finalists from the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize. Supported by Mohawk Group, this year’s winner is Wendy Andreu from Design Academy Eindhoven.

New York Textile Month is a New School initiative celebrating global textile creativity and innovation at events held throughout New York City during the month of September. The festival was established by Lidewij Edelkoort, Dean of Hybrid Design Studies at The New School and founder of a new Textiles MFA starting in 2018 at Parsons School of Design.

Gallery Hours:

September 21 – October 1st

Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 7PM

Sunday, 1 to 5PM

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Sep
22
7:30am 7:30am

Sunbury Textiles Mills Guided Tour

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Sunbury Textiles Mills Guided Tour

To celebrate New York Textile Month, Sunbury Textile Mills is opening it’s mill doors and inviting participants to share in a day of jacquard weaving. 

Guests will be guided through each of the manufacturing processes at the Sunbury Mill- from yarn prep and warping, to the weaving shed itself. Included in the tour will be the Mill’s Archive, housing thousands of designs and construction samples from Sunbury’s rich textile history. 

Founded in 1954, Sunbury Textile Mill is one of the few remaining custom mills of its type, manufacturing 100% of its products within the United States. This is a rare opportunity to peer inside one of America’s remaining textile mills. Sunbury is looking forward to sharing this glimpse with you. 

Included in the ticket is transportation on a chartered bus to and from Sunbury, a light snack and beverage throughout the trip, and Lunch at the Mill upon arrival.

Be quick as seats are limited! RESERVE below.

Bus Departs: 7:00 AM

Return: circa 7:00 PM 

Meeting Point: 207 west 25th Street

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6:45 AM - Meet in front of 207 w 25th street 

7:00 AM - Departure from New York City 

11:00 AM - Arrival at the Mill 

11:15 PM - Lunch / Snacks, provided by Sunbury 

12:00 PM - Mill Tour 

3:00 PM - Departure from Mill 

7:00 PM - Arrival in New York City

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Sep
22
11:00am11:00am

Thompson Street Studio Workshop

Thompson Street Studio Workshop

Kiva Motnyk, founder of Thompson Street Studio, invites you to her Soho studio for a tour and short experimental quilting workshop. We will learn the hands on process of creating a small quilted textile using repurposed, or naturally dyed materials in free form way. Materials will be provided however Students are invited to bring meaningful textiles they would like to incorporate into the piece. 

THOMPSON STREET STUDIO designs objects for the home with a focus on experimental textiles. We explore connections between art, industry and nature through a process of conception, collaboration and innovation. 

Our goal is to inspire community, building on traditional techniques to create heirlooms with modernist sensibility.

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Sep
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Eskayel Studio Visit

Eskayel Studio Visit

Eskayel creates eco-friendly, wall-coverings, fabric, carpets, accessories, and furnishings that are meant to last and bring value through innovation, artistry, and beauty into residential and commercial spaces. The source material for our patterns and designs originates from paintings made in our Brooklyn studio.

Nature and travel are what inspire us most. The design process usually starts with painting from photographs taken during traveling, and then deriving color schemes from nature. Water plays a major roll in the creative process, painting with aqueous inks and often soaking the paper completely, letting colors bleed through and blend into one another.

All of our wallcovering substrates are Vinyl/ VOC free and all of our inks are water-based. We use Belgian natural linens and organic cottons for our fabric bases, and our commercial grade products are comprised of at least 30% post consumer recycled material whenever possible. We produce all wallpaper and fabric locally in the northeastern United States, making all products to order so as to eliminate overproduction and reduce waste. One percent of our total sales are donated to environmental organizations through our partnership with One Percent for the Planet.

4:15 - 4:45 - View the collection of textiles, carpets and wallpapers in person over light drinks and snacks. 

4:45 - 5:30 - Meet with Creative director and Founder, Shanan Campanaro for a brief explanation of our creative process and questions.

Available Ticket: 20

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Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop Hosted By Sunday Suppers

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Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop Hosted By Sunday Suppers

Join us at the Sunday Suppers studio for a wall hanging workshop lead by Emily Katz of Modern Macrame.  

In the class, Emily will demonstrate a handful of her favorite knotting techniques, and show you how to get started on your wall hanging. You will design and create your own macramé wall hanging with Emily’s expert guidance and support. 

We provide all the materials you need to complete your unique piece of art, and a light breakfast will be provided by Sunday Suppers.

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Emily Katz is a creative consultant, interior designer, macrame teacher and artist. Even though she has called Portland, Oregon home for most of her life, you can find her happiest collaborating on photo shoots in the desert, rearranging furniture in homes around the world, feasting under the stars, discovering hot springs, and singing songs with friends.

She has taught macrame to thousands of people around the globe, from private lessons, to beautifully curated workshops, to team building for creative companies. Her aim is to not only share her love of this simple craft, but also inspire people to be better versions of themselves.

Tickets : $225

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

FAD Market x City Point

FAD Market x City Point

FAD Market – a roving Fashion, Art and Design pop-up marketplace – celebrates New York Textile Month with a specially curated market of New York’s best up-and-coming textile and fabric makers. Happening at the newly-launched City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, visitors can look forward to a stunning selection of unique apparel, fashion accessories, home textiles and furnishings from the city’s top independent designers. 

The prominent Textile Art Center presents an exciting series of demonstrations highlighting the intricate techniques behind various textile art forms such as loom weaving, screen printing and machine knitting. Non-profit textile recycling company FABSCRAP joins the market with a pop-up fabric shop and educational workshops. 

A capsule exhibition showcases a collection of two-dimensional and sculptural textile art, featuring prominent New York artists including interdisciplinary artist Evan Paul English. 

For more details, visit fadmarket.com

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Sep
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Textile Arts Center Studio Visit

Textile Arts Center Studio Visit

The Textile Arts Center is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults, residency programs and access to equipment.

Come tour the Textile Arts Center Brooklyn studio during Textile Trek to see our classes in action; our new studio spaces and equipment, such as our new 10 yard yardage table, dye lab, looms, knitting machines, and more.

 

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Sep
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Threads of Origin: Historic Textiles from India, Pakistan, and Britain

Threads of Origin: Historic Textiles from India, Pakistan, and Britain

In conjunction with Museum Day Live, join Bard Graduate Center doctoral candidate Antonia Behan on Saturday, September 23 at 1 pm to explore the history of textiles through Bard Graduate Center’s study collection of South Asian textiles and the John Lockwood Kipling exhibition. In this exclusive workshop, participants will take a discussion-based tour of the exhibition focusing on the intertwined textile histories of India, Pakistan, and Britain. Participants will also handle objects from the study collection to investigate the stories textiles can tell about themselves through their materials and techniques.

Antonia Behan is a doctoral candidate at Bard Graduate Center in design and textile history. She has worked in conservation and collections management for private and public textile collections.

Advance registration required here

Adults $8 / Students and Seniors $5

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Sep
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Saturday Seminar with Studio Views Artist LJ Roberts

Saturday Seminar with Studio Views Artist LJ Roberts

Join Studio Views artist-in-residence LJ Roberts for an afternoon of hands-on activities and conversation exploring the themes, materials, and techniques that inform the artists’ current projects. Using feminist histories and techniques such as sewing and knitting, Roberts pays homage to pioneering lesbian, queer, and transgender histories in their work. Using tactics of humor, deviance, and endurance, Roberts addresses anxiety over imminent environmental and economic collapse, while examining their own roots as a third-generation Detroiter who grew up steeped in car culture.

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

the Community Rug event WORKSHOP

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the Community Rug event WORKSHOP

WE GATHER, in collaboration with FAD Market, will offer an interactive Community Cloth experience from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 at City Point BKLYN STUDIOS, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Join us as we create a zero-waste Community Rug using traditional latch hook techniques and salvaged materials from the textile industry. Everyone is invited to do their part to create a beautiful and sumptuous new functional textile out of wool off-cuts from Wallace Sewell and industrial materials donated by Tenax. Participants will be given a short tutorial on basic latch hook technique and the opportunity to contribute to this large scale Community Rug.

Proceeds from the Community Rug will be donated to organizations benefiting women and girls in New York City, causes that build love, community, and the value of human-to-human compassion.

Community Cloth is a part of the WE GATHER business that is close to the heart. We invite anyone to join us, whether you’re sitting at one of our looms, dyeing in one of our vats, or adding to a latch hook piece. Community Cloth is created by the hands of countless strangers-turned-friends, each contributing their little bit of labor, curiosity, and energy to creating a larger whole.

This event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of DesigntexWallace SewellTenax, and FAD Market.

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Sep
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Domestic Performance Agency Visit Tour

Domestic Performance Agency Visit Tour

The Domestic Performance Agency (DPA) is a project/space incubating experimental dance practices and economies with the presence of food, cloth, and hospitality.

For NYTM, founding artist of Domestic Performance Agency--Athena Kokoronis--will give a performative Introduction to DPA projects highlighting the collaborative textile designing with her daughter as well costume collaborations with other dance choreographers. 

Kokoronis will personally present these material works as well as the conceptual nature these materials support within the Domestic Performance Agency. Refreshments will be offered.

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Sep
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Jeannine Han Open Studio

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Jeannine Han Open Studio

Artist, designer and educator Jeannine Han will be housing an open studio with works on view for New York Textile Month. Her work examines the intersection of materiality, technology and social practice via an interdisciplinary studio practice involving fashion, textiles, sculpture and film. Jeannine will present her multiform approach to her studio practice which also involves curating shows from the artist's studio. She will discuss how working with local communities of artist and designers provides a critical framework for making and thinking for cultural knowledge. The works on view are comprised of a collection of textiles as interior and wearable objects, to explore materiality and it’s ability to communicate multiple meanings.

Jeannine Han is an artist, designer and lecturer of Fashion Design at The New School, Parsons. Her most recent exhibition was Time Flies When Slipping Counter Clockwise, Norway, Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New at The Sculpture Center, NY. Her work has also been exhibited at Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Performa 13 in New York, and at Salzburg Kunstverein in Austria. She holds a MFA from the Swedish School of Textiles, and a BFA from University of California, Los Angeles

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Sep
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Future Is Handmade

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The Future Is Handmade

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Co-presented with International Folk Art Alliance Join Us…

The Future Is Handmade

World renowned futurist Lidewij Edelkoort and abc visionaries Paulette Cole & Colleen Newell join IFAA creative director Keith Recker for a forward thinking look at a folk art driven tomorrow where culture, ethics & creativity come together

Lidewij Edelkoort, trend forecaster, dean of hybrid studies at Parsons School of Design

Paulette Cole, ceo + creative director, abc carpet & home

Colleen Newell, sr. director of design & merchandising at abc carpet & home

Keith Recker, IFAA creative director, founder + editor, HAND/EYE Magazine

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Sep
26
to Sep 28

Encore Encapsulation

Encore Encapsulation

The Encore Encapsulations Interactive Exhibit by Lily Zane Home explores the relationship of artisanal textiles of past and present & our relationship to them. The intricate Encore Encapsulation textile collages are layered with an audio and visual component which demonstrate the ritual, functionality, adornment and our intimate relationship between what we own and what little we know about this stuff we call fabric. Our aim in examining the past and outlining the importance of the maker; we gain a greater understanding of the products we consume and live with and the importance of preserving our rich and diversified textiles traditions and keeping them alive & vital.

September 26,27&28 2017 @ Dave White Studio 873 Broadway Suite 605 / Dial 036 for entry NY, NY 10003

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Sep
26
to Sep 28

Tea With Martyn Thompson

Tea With Martyn Thompson

Join multi disciplinary outfit Martyn Thompson Studio for an open studio and afternoon tea at their SoHo loft and showroom. An opportunity to explore and discuss the studio’s collection of US-woven jacquard designs, all borne from Martyn’s photography, as well as the studio’s range of collaborative projects. 

Photographer, Martyn Thompson, began his career making clothes before deciding to document them instead. He worked as a fashion photographer in Paris prior to moving to London where his scope broadened into the world of interiors and still life. Over the past 30 years Thompson has collaborated with several designers - most notably a long relationship with Ilse Crawford. He has worked to create the visual messaging of leading global brands such as Hermés and Ralph Lauren while also authoring two books, “Interiors” and “Working Space: An insight into the Creative Heart”.

A resident of New York now for many years, Thompson founded Martyn Thompson Studio, a multidisciplinary outfit that has branched out from Thompson’s distinctive photography practice into a number of creative expressions. An aesthetic, anchored in the touch of the hand, stems from Thompson’s love of craft, and runs through his studio’s work, defined by a tactile and painterly language that is a visual push me, pull me between nostalgia and now.

The studio has evolved to include textile and wallpaper design, homewares, limited edition art, as well as art direction for editorial projects. In addition Martyn Thompson Studio works with a number of brands as a creative consultant giving direction on the areas that help shape and define a visual identity: color, mood and tactility.

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Sep
27
10:30am10:30am

Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho

Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho

Raised in Turkey, Desire Moheb-Zandi weaves enormous wall hangings from an unexpected mixture of found and sourced materials that challenge artistic—and, by extension, societal—norms. 

Artist Desire Moheb-Zandi currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Since a young age, Desire has always been fascinated by textures and craftsmanship. Her curiosity with textiles began as a child when she would observe her grandmother weaving for hours at home in Turkey. By weaving with unorthodox materials and techniques, Desire breaks the traditional role of women in society. Using textile art as a symbolic image allows her to examine the role of women in history and dive into matters such as gender and domesticity.  

Desire challenges the status quo through her work by mixing noble fabrics such as wool with industrial materials including rubber and plastic. Through her process, she is developing traditional textile techniques and provoking thoughts to question social norms associated with domesticity and femininity.  

Born in Berlin in 1990 to a Turkish mother and an Iranian father, aged six she relocated to Turkey where she spent most of her childhood. In 2010, she moved to New York to pursue her studies at Parsons School of Design, graduating in 2013.

For her DVF commission, in conjunction with New York Textile Month, Desire is creating two custom wall hangings using textiles from the Fall 17 collection. The works will be on show for one month and available for sale. 

Desire will appear in store on September 27th for an evening party to celebrate her exclusive artwork for DVF. 

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Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

MORDANT - dinner series

MORDANT - dinner series

Artist, Victoria Manganiello, invites guests to explore the intersections between food and fiber in Mordant. This is a series of dinners prepared by the artist and served upon a tablecloth she wove by hand. The meal is served in such a way that the food inevitably meets the cloth, demonstrating the color and dye potential of the ingredients cooked with the fibers woven. Prepared to leave lasting marks, Manganiello translates each dinner into a painting canvas which then becomes an homage to the ingredients, fibers and persons of a particular evening and place. In collaboration with filmmaker Kristin KremersMordant will be the focus of an upcoming film by the same name that explores our subliminal and ubiquitous connections to textiles and color. The film will follow Manganiello and Kremers as they conduct dinners around the world. New York and NYTM mark the one stop along this journey to document the nuances of color and cloth with dinners planned for Transylvania, Romania, Kyoto, Japan and others.

Tickets are being sold for $90 per person. Reserve your seats here.

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Sep
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan Communities A Panel Discussion featuring Jennifer Gootman of West Elm

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Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan Communities A Panel Discussion featuring Jennifer Gootman of West Elm

Supporting creative communities requires consumers to recognize and covet the unique characteristics of craft. This panel will address the role of brands in developing an appreciation for textiles and communicating the craft story to their customers. Featuring Jennifer Gootman of West Elm and more. Moderated by Kate Black of Magnifeco.com.

Additional speakers:

Luna Lee, Human Rights Leader at Eileen Fisher

Abrima Erwiah, Co-founder, President at Studio One Eight Nine

 

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Sep
27
to Sep 30

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

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Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” a Major Exhibition Investigating Gender’s Place in Contemporary Art and Culture

New York, NY…This fall the New Museum will present “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” a major exhibition investigating gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists who explore gender beyond the binary to usher in more fluid and inclusive expressions of identity. Occupying the three main floors of the New Museum, the exhibition will be on view from September 27, 2017, to January 21, 2018.

The New Museum has been committed to urgent ideas since its inception, devoting many exhibitions and programs over the years to issues of representation with regard to gender and sexuality: “Extended Sensibilities” (1982), “Difference” (1984–85), “Homo Video” (1986–87), and “Bad Girls” (1994) are just four notable examples. Following in this tradition, and in the Museum’s 40th anniversary year, “Trigger” extends the conversation around identity, considering how even a fluid conception of gender is nonetheless marked by ongoing negotiations of power and cannot be understood outside its complex intersections with race, class, sexuality, and disability. The exhibition’s title, “Trigger,” takes into account that word’s range of meanings, variously problematic and potent; the term evokes both traumatic recall and mechanisms that, set into motion, are capable of igniting radical change.

Textile Artists as part of Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon:

Liz CollinsJosh Faught (b. 1979)’s “The Mauve Decade” (2014), Tuesday Smillie (b. 1981) continues a recent series of textile works that both refer to significant historical protest signs—such as those constructed by Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other members of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries.

 

Artwork by Liz Collins

Artwork by Liz Collins

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Sep
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES & MATERIALS: WHY EARTH MATTERS

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES & MATERIALS: WHY EARTH MATTERS

$95 general admission (for tickets please contact Chloe at chloe@edelkoortinc.com)


For too long we have ruthlessly consumed our Earth’s assets and drained it of its resources. Forests become furniture, oceans are polluted and minerals are over-mined. For future generations it is crucial to consider a new approach: a transformation from over-consumption towards sustainable development that is in harmony with nature, with increased respect for our environment and for each other. Edelkoort Inc. has created a thought-provoking trend presentation that directly connects these ideas with contemporary textiles, materials and design.

As Edelkoort explains, “This young century has brought about a moment of reflection and radical change, making up for a century of ecological abuse, consumption, greed and violence. For the first time, a post-fossil society is emerging, using natural ingredients, offering alternatives and giving us hope for the future.” Areas such as design, art, photography, fashion and textiles are increasingly driven by a new creative energy that is inspired by natural materials and sustainability. From land to sea, from forest to mountain, a wealth of ideas sprout from the Earth, analysing and cataloguing its components: transformed into new materials, recycled remnants, oxidized alloys and vegetal colours. This informative and inspiring visual presentation alerts us to consider how we over-consume Earth’s resources, but also celebrates the beauty of our planet.

Program:

3:00 EARTH MATTERS: sustainable textiles & materials

4:15 Q&A

4:20 NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 2017

4:45 approximate end

Sanne Muiser - Tactile Corpuscles

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Sep
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings

Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings

As part of the second annual New York Textile Month, Weaving Hand and Designtex will propose a community oriented weaving event which will shed light on waste produced by the textile industry. The two part event will take place at the Designtex headquarters in SoHo giving visitors a look into how textiles are made through participatory weaving events.

Part 2: The Sewing Gathering September 28, 2017 4pm-­7pm

Part two of the evert will focus on making products out of the textiles woven during the Weaving Gathering. For this part of the event we will partner with Black Girls Sew, a non for profit which focuses on providing a positive influence on the lives of young girls through sewing, design, and entrepreneurship. During the Sewing Gathering, participants will have the opportunity to sew a tote bag, a pillow, or a coin purse from the zero waste textiles produced earlier in the month. Volunteers from Black Girls Sew will be there along with Weaving Hand and Designtex to provide sewing instructions for everyone.

We have called these events the Weaving and Sewing Gathering because traditionally weaving and sewing were done in a community environment. The physical craft provided a place for exchanging ideas, techniques, cultures, crafts, communities, and more. We feel that by emulating this type of community we can better help people understand the complexities of the textile industry and as well of the power of collaborative work environments. We look forward to engaging with different communities through the simple joys of hand making.

Click here for the Weaving Gathering

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Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Open Studios with Studio Views Artists LJ Roberts and Sarah Zapata with Special Guests

Open Studios with Studio Views Artists LJ Roberts and Sarah Zapata with Special Guests

Join Studio Views artist-in-residence LJ Roberts and Sara Zapata for an evening of conversation with special guests the artist’s have invited to the Museum of a public studio-visit. Spending an hour with each artist, this program will offer insights into the work of both artists offered by experts in the fields of contemporary art, craft, and design.

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Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Julia Bryan-Wilson on Gender, Politics, and Textiles

Julia Bryan-Wilson on Gender, Politics, and Textiles

Art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson will present an illustrated overview of her recent publication Fray: Art and Textile Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Discussing the works on view in the War and Pieced exhibition, as well as modern counterparts, Julia will explore the relationship between textiles, gender, and war. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Read more about the publication at the University of Chicago Press Books website.

$8 members, students, seniors; $10 non-members

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Julia Bryan-Wilson is professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (University of California Press, 2009), and editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris (MIT Press, 2013). With Glenn Adamson, she co-wrote Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (Thames & Hudson, 2016). A scholar and a critic, Julia has written articles that have appeared in Art BulletinArt JournalArtforumBookforumCamera ObscuradifferencesFriezeGrey RoomOctoberParkett, the Journal of Modern Craft, and Oxford Art Journal, and many other venues. Her article “Invisible Products” received the 2013 Art Journal Award from the College Art Association. Julia has held fellowships from the Clark Art Institute, the Henry Moore Institute, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the Terra Foundation, the Mellon, and the Getty Research Institute. She was a recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and has won several awards for her teaching. With Andrea Andersson, she curated the first major exhibition dedicated to the Chilean poet/artist Cecilia Vicuña

 

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Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Cornell Costume & Textile Collection Fashion Show & Auction

Take in the ambience of an elegant turn-of-the-century Prince George Ballroom while enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and festivities with alumni, friends and special guests. View designer garments in a dynamic fashion presentation, delve into fashion antiquity with CCTC Director and Assistant Professor Denise Green, and take home a piece of history during the evening’s silent auction. Proceeds from the auction go directly to the CCTC.  Learn more about the garments featured in the auction’s collection portfolio.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cost: $125 Alumni & Friends, $95 Recent grads 2008-2017
Tickets Here I See who's Coming

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.     doors open I reception I silent auction opens
7:00 p.m.     fashion presentation begins
7:45 p.m.     intermission I silent auction open
8:05 p.m.     fashion show presentation continues
8:50 p.m.     silent auction closes and winning bids announced
9:00 p.m.     event concludes

Location: The Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street (Between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, NY 10016

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Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lenore Tawney's Handmade Garments

Lenore Tawney's Handmade Garments

Friends of light and the Lenore Tawney Foundation invite you to join in the first ever public viewing of Lenore Tawney's handmade garments, and a conversation around clothing as an extension of one’s artistic practice facilitated by friends of light.  

Lenore Tawney (1907-2007) was a pioneering artist whose transcendent woven forms helped shape the course of American fiber art during the second half of the twentieth century. Less known are her garments, which she created for her own use from lengths of silk collected during her travels, and which reveal an artistic presence animated and extended through cloth.    

Friends of light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client. They source materials from small-scale producers and construct their own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and do not need to be cut. The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two-dimensional cloth into three-dimensional form.

Please join us for this special event  

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Credit: Adam Reich, 2017

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Sep
29
10:00am10:00am

Naturally Inspiring: A Day Of Wool

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Naturally Inspiring: A Day Of Wool

Join The Woolmark Company, Parsons’ The Making Center and The Healthy Materials Lab as they embark on a day of hands-on activities and discussion to explore the broad scope of wool’s applications – from clothing to furniture to bedding.

The day’s schedule will feature a morning presentation on wool science, followed by an afternoon of workshop activities and a panel discussion featuring leaders in the textile industry talking about wool’s ecological impact from farm to fashion.

The Day of Wool schedule will be as follows:

10:00am – 11:15 am: Naturally Inspiring Presentation by The Woolmark Company to discuss wool’s properties, benefits, and various applications

11:25am – 12:10pm: NYS Regional Textiles Presentation by Laura Sansone

12:15pm – 1:00pm: Lunch sponsored by The Woolmark Company

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Workshop activities

  • Weaving with Meghan Sickler
  • Wet felting with Maya Valladares
  • Indigo dyeing with Laura Sanson & Sayaka Toyama
  • Digital knit demo with Kate Phillips


3:00pm - 4:00pm: The Future of Wool Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons School of Design, featuring:

  • Regional Wool Grower: Glen Cauffman from Pure American Naturals. 
  • Regional Manufacturer: Jacob Long, CEO of American Woolen Company
  • Designer: Marcia Patmos, M. Patmos Founder and International Woolmark Prize Winner, 2015


Attendance will cap at 50 persons, so please register to secure your spot.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

New York Denim Days

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New York Denim Days

New York| July 17, 2017| Tickets are now available for the first-annual New York Denim Days festival – the indigo-soaked event that aims to connect the world's leading denim insiders, designers and brands with denim consumers under one roof. New York Denim Days is an off-shoot of the much-loved Amsterdam Denim Days.

Set to take place September 29 – October 1, with a one-day speaker series at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a two-day shopping event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, the festival will include interactive displays and workshops from brands, designers and denim mills alongside in-store events, a vintage denim market, parties and panels – all geared to give consumers access to their denim heroes and heritage brands. 

A one-day street festival has just been confirmed for October 1 and will include food, live entertainment and more. In addition, we have confirmed several speakers at our FIT Denim Talks series

Adriano Goldschmied, the godfather of denim

Stefano Rosso, CEO of Diesel USA

Scott Morrison, founder of 3x1, Paper Denim Cloth and Earnest Sewn

Stefan Siegel, Founder and CEO of Not Just a Label

Sanjeev Bahl, Founder and owner of Saitex, the garment factory and laundry of the future

PURCHASE TICKETS:

Passes to New York Denim Days are now available HERE

 

 

 

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Soulful Creatures is the first major exhibition to focus on one of the most fascinating aspects of ancient Egyptian culture and religion—the mummification of animals. Drawing on the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned Egyptian collection, this presentation includes 30 mummies on display alongside 69 masterworks of Egyptian art related to the ritual use of animal mummies. While the exact significance of animal mummies has largely remained a mystery, this exhibition investigates the many provocative theories proposed to explain the practice, and offers dynamic presentations of its origins, techniques, and rituals, and of recent scientific tests that have uncovered key information about the methods used to create animal mummies.

Soulful Creatures was co-organized by Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Yekaterina Barbash, Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art, Brooklyn Museum, and includes an accompanying catalogue.

Photo by Gavin Ashworth

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Sep
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Weave Maps and Rollmates: Computational Analysis of European Old Master Canvases and Early Chinese Silk Paintings

  • Columbia University, The Center for Science and Society, 513 Fayerweather Hall (map)
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Write here...Weave Maps and Rollmates: Computational Analysis of European Old Master Canvases and Early Chinese Silk Paintings

One method of connecting a pair of paintings is to establish that they are painted on two pieces of fabric originally from the same roll. Rollmate pairings can offer insight into issues of dating, attribution, and artist's intent. This talk introduces the concept of thread count automation, a computational procedure for identifying rollmates based analysis of thread densities on a simple weave, and the visualization of the results as weave maps. 

Display of discovered matches spanning the 15th -19th centuries of Old Master European paintings, and evidence that this approach to rollmate identification applies to early (12th -13th century) silk paintings, illustrates the breadth of utility of this effort in computational art history.

Speaker: C. Richard Johnson, Jr., Jacobs Fellow in Computational Arts and Humanities, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Cornell Tech; and Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, Electrical & 

Computer Engineering, Cornell University

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit scienceandsociety.columbia.edu.

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Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today. Among them are pieces as well-known and transformative as the Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, and as ancient and culturally charged as the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh. Items will also invite some designers, engineers, and manufacturers to respond to some of these indispensable items with pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques—extending this conversation into the near and distant futures, and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use. Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology.

 

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Sep
30
11:00am11:00am

John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London

John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London

John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and Londonexplores the work of John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911)—designer, architectural sculptor, curator, educator, illustrator, and journalist—whose role in the nineteenth‐century Arts and Crafts revival in British India is little known. Through a wide-range of objects, it reveals this charismatic Victorian designer’s expertise, promotion of traditional Indian arts and crafts, and his lasting impact on his son, Rudyard, author of The Jungle Book.

Hours:

Bard Graduation Center Gallery
Tuesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday, Thursday 11 am–8 pm

Scarf made in Jeypore (now Jaipur), India, ca. 1850. Woven cotton, block printed. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 812-1852.

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Sep
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wild Crochet with Diedre Brown

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Wild Crochet with Diedre Brown

If it were possible to create a habitable textile, what would it look like? Could this textile evolve to become nature?  

Like nature, the resiliency of textiles is a story of form. A mystery of geometric interplays, textiles are ever present yet not fully understood.  

Join Work In Progress resident Diedre Brown to explore these questions, while learning more about natural hyperbolic structures and crocheting wild textiles.  

Yarn and crochet hooks provided, but feel free to bring your own.


Diedre integrates principles of the natural sciences, art, design, and research to comprehend the anatomy and physiology of all things. Holder of a Master of Architecture from Parsons The New School of Design, Diedre applies her knowledge to developing integrated and interwoven urban intervention design systems. Learn more about her work and her Work In Progress residency here. You can visit Diedre's installation for Work In Progress from September 1 - 30 and learn more about her work and process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays, 2-5PM and Tuesday - Thursday 11am-5pm, at our Manhattan studio.

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Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

We Gather Studio Visit Tour

We Gather Studio Visit Tour

Join us in the WE GATHER studio for an open studio afternoon.

WE GATHER is a brand of hand-dyed, handwoven home textiles and educational textile studio in Brooklyn, run by textile artist Whitney Crutchfield.

We welcome anyone who would like to get a behind-the-scenes look at a small textile business, try their hand at one of our looms, or just drop in for a textile chat.

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Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Elodie Blanchard Studio Visit

Elodie Blanchard Studio Visit

Elodie will be showing her latest award winning upholstery fabric collection for HBF Textiles presented at Neocon this year. She will explain the process and show samples of the rest of her artworks.

Elodie Blanchard is a textile designer, colorist and stylist. She also creates and produces fiber art installations and custom drapes from her studio in New York City. In 2014, she began an ongoing collaboration with HBF Textiles designing four award winning upholstery fabric collections. Her aesthetic is modern and whimsical.

A native of Grenoble, France, Blanchard's obsession with textiles took form in her teens, designing clothes and organizing fashion shows. After winning the public prize at the International Festival of Hyéres for creating a collection of garments that transformed elegant jackets to a one or two-person tent, she was invited to sell her eponymous clothing line at the famed French mail order company La Redoute at the age of 23.

While Blanchard holds degrees in sculpture from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and fashion from the Ecole des Arts Appliqués Duperré, it was at Cal Arts in Los Angeles that she started to work on a larger scale. There, she experimented in installation and performance settings with musicians and dancers. As the recipient of the Colin-Lefranc Grant, she developed musical textiles and crafted entire costumes out of thousands of rubber bands for concerts and dance shows.

Blanchard's intimate knowledge of material and fabrication lead to numerous collaborations with architects on site specific projects. As a result, she formed her Brooklyn-based design studio in 2005. Elodie Blanchard Studio enabled her to link her interest in textiles with creative problem solving. She also designs and produces a small line of soft goods.

She has taught at Parsons School for Design and lives with her husband Jonathan and their son Gaspard in Brooklyn, just a bike ride away from her studio.

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Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Knoll Showroom Visit

Knoll Showroom Visit

KnollTextiles was founded in 1947 by Florence Knoll who began an enduring legacy of innovation with her unexpected adaptation of simple menswear fabric for furniture application. With this bold move, she forever changed the language of modern textiles. 

Over the last seven decades, KnollTextiles has become synonymous with pioneering design. Under the direction of Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas, KnollTextiles upholds its commitment to state of the art manufacturing and material development while fostering design collaborations and expanding into new product categories. “Very few textile companies can say they offer a breadth of products that have had a consistent point of view for 70 years. More importantly, no one in the market is connected to a legendary design visionary like Florence Knoll,” said Dorothy Cosonas. To celebrate 70 years dedicated to design, KnollTextiles is launching archive-inspired collections throughout 2017.

Our exhibit is a visual history of the first 20 years of KnollTextiles under the leadership of Florence Knoll. Our archives include samples of classic mid-century textiles, hand written notes by Florence Knoll, sketches from the Planning Unit and examples of the iconic graphic designs by Herbert Matter.

We will also display the archival textiles that inspired upholstery and drapery fabrics launched in 2017 for our 70-year anniversary celebration.

 

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Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Saturday Seminar with Studio Views Artist Sarah Zapata

Saturday Seminar with Studio Views Artist Sarah Zapata

Join Studio Views artist-in-residence Sarah Zapata for an afternoon of hands-on activities and conversation exploring the themes, materials, and techniques that inform the artist’s current projects. At MAD, Zapata is completing a new installation that examines the transformative power of cloth created by women for male-dominated spaces. She is using fiber and cloth to create a range of surfaces that are sewn, handwoven, and tufted. Inspired by the gendered nature of ceremonial textiles, this work balances a conversation between traditional Western altars and ancient religious spaces, specifically the ceremonial center of Nazca culture, Cahuachi.

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Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Borrowed

  • 540 President Street, Basement Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)
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Borrowed

Borrowed is a collection of works inspired by textile techniques and traditions. There has been a longstanding debate about the value of the fine or “high arts” verses craft or the “applied arts.” As a part of the later, weaving, sewing, embroidery, etc. have historically been relegated to a lower status than the more celebrated arts of painting, drawing and sculpture. The tastemakers and writers of art history, themselves predominantly Eurocentric and male, viewed textiles as too utilitarian, too feminine, and too steeped in tradition to be a valid mode of expression. 

However, many of today's artists are unconcerned with this distinction. Rather than embracing limiting philosophies and labels, these makers intersperse textile techniques, traditions and concepts into their art. With one foot in each world, they see the infinite potential of textiles to push their art in new and innovative ways.

Borrowed includes collage, painting and sculpture by:

Jean Alexander Frater
Tegan M. Brozyna  
Delphine Hennelly  
Taylor McMahon  
Rose Nestler

The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 3pm or by appointment. 

Opening reception September 15, 6-9PM

Spaceworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the supply of long-term, affordable rehearsal and studio space for artists in New York City.

Email Address: borrowedexhibition@gmail.com

Phone: 001 (814) 502-8167

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Jean Alexander Frater, Gradient Stripes Fold, 2015, Acrylic on canvas

27" x 11"

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Sep
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Suzanne Tick Studio Visit

Suzanne Tick Studio Visit

Suzanne Tick Inc. specializes in materials brand strategy, product design, development, and direction for commercial interiors. The company was founded in 1994 by Suzanne Tick. Suzanne is currently partnering with Tarkett on Brand Strategy and Product Development, Creative Director for LUUM textiles, Design Consultant for Tandus Centiva, and Design Partner with Skyline Design. 

Suzanne Tick Inc. is located in a townhouse in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, NY, where Suzanne works and lives. 

The townhouse was the site of the Reuben Gallery in the late fifties and early sixties, where Anita Reuben invented art Happenings and where artists such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Robert Whitman, Claes Oldenburg, Red Grooms, and many more exhibited their work. 

This tradition of creativity carries on into the present day, where the townhouse is now a design studio for a myriad of products including glass, broadloom and woven carpet, modular tile, Powerbond, LVT, and textiles for seating, panel and wall applications. Suzanne also maintains a hand weaving practice and creates woven sculptures from repurposed materials. Her artwork is collected and exhibited worldwide. 

In 2013, Suzanne was honored with the IIDA Titan Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the interior design profession.

Available tickets : 20

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Sep
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Print All Over Me Studio Visit

Print All Over Me Studio Visit

Print All Over Me is an online platform for collaboration and clothing customization. They provide tools that allow anyone to create, share, own, and produce clothing by uploading artwork that can be applied to seasonal collections.

As a technology for collaboration, PAOM has worked with artists that include Seth Bogart & Peggy Noland of Wacky Wacko, Brittney Scott, Lisa Hanawalt and Jon Burgerman and companies like Giphy, Colette, Tom of Finland Foundation, Cartoon Network and Tumblr.

Available tickets : 20

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Sep
15
10:00am10:00am

Lori Weitzner Studio Visit

Lori Weitzner Studio Visit

"Fabrics and wallcoverings are the soul of a space,” explains Lori Weitzner, Lead Designer for Weitzner.

With the time-old tools of color, texture, and pattern, Weitzner creates materials that engage the senses and evoke curiosity, calm, and beauty.

Its “white box sanctuary” gives the design team the light and breathing space in which to create alchemy. Each designer’s energy is on full display; where they transform inspiration into materials that challenge the perceptions of what a textile product can be.

Lori has been in the textile world for more than two decades and opens her creative space to illuminate what has inspired her and her team over the years and continues to keep the designs fresh, pushing the envelope of what textiles can do and be.

Available tickets : 20

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Sep
15
10:00am10:00am

Arts of Korea

Arts of Korea

Our pioneering collection of Korean art is one of the largest and most important Korean collections in the United States. A selection returns to view in a new gallery three times the size of the previous space and featuring many treasures never before shown. At the center of this state-of-the-art installation are the luminescent celadon ceramics of the Goryeo dynasty. These include a famed ewer in the shape of a lotus bud widely acknowledged to be the finest Korean ceramic in the Western hemisphere. But the riches of the Brooklyn collection—from golden earrings of the Silla kingdom to vibrant costumes, paintings, and furnishings of the Joseon dynasty—show that the sophistication of Korean art stretches far beyond these celebrated green wares.

Following a multi-year renovation of our second floor, the Arts of Korea is the first phase of a major reinstallation of our renowned collection of the Arts of Asia and the Middle East.
 
This installation of the Brooklyn Museum’s Arts of Korea collection is organized by Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, and Susan L. Beningson, Assistant Curator of Asian Art.

Bride's Robe (Hwalot). Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Cotton, silk, paper, gold thread, 71 x 6 x 48 in. (180.3 x 15.2 x 121.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum Collection, 27.977.4. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

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Sep
14
to Sep 17

Piecework Collective

  • 402 West 13th Street New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)
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Piecework Collective

Piecework Collective is an annual exhibition that is held each year in New York, NY. The show brings together the work of textile artists from around the world who explore unique aesthetics, processes and materials in their individual approach to quilting. The object of the exhibition is to showcase the work of a contemporary quilt community, a community united by a love of the craft and who all feel a strong connection to its history.

The 2017 Piecework Collective show will take place September 14th - 17th in New York, NY to coincide with New York Textile Month. This year's show will feature new work from Abigail BoothMeg CallahanSeason EvansCoulter FussellRachel HayesLesley GoldKiva MotnykHeidi ParkesLindsay SteadErin Wilson and Lena Wolff.

Opening reception Thursday, September 14th   6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, September 15th   11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, September 16th   11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17th   11:00am - 6:00pm

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Sep
14
9:00am 9:00am

Talking Textiles Seminar

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Talking Textiles Seminar

Textiles have the power to rekindle our faith in humanity. They bring together the fabric of culture through the crafted techniques that have been passed on throughout history. Whether it’s in the ceremonial dying of a natural yarn, the wearing of an embroidered veil or the upcycling of a discarded piece of trash, this year’s Talking Textiles Conference shows us how the loom can truly take materials to another level. come join 8 inspiring speakers from around the world to see the spirituality in textiles.

The Talking Textiles Conference is an inspiring and educational seminar about textiles for fashion and interiors - exploring the important trends, fabrics, yarns and techniques for the seasons to come. Hosted at Parsons in New York, the event elevates textile education for both students and professionals alike. 

tickets:
$150 General Admission
FREE for Students & Faculty (with current valid I.D.)

THIS IS TICKETED EVENT, RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE OR DIRECTLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. 

PROGRAM: 

9:00     guest arrival

9:15     welcome by Philip Fimmano, Edelkoort Inc.

9:30    STILL: new serene textiles from Mount Fuji by Li Edelkoort, trend forecaster & Dean of Hybrid Studies, The New School, Parsons School of Design

10:00 OUT OF FASHION / THE NEW FASHION by Birgitta de Vos, sustainable brand strategist

10:45 REINCARNATION by Suzanne Tick, designer

11:15      EARTH MATTERS: new sustainable textiles by Philip Fimmano, Edelkoort Inc.

11:30    touch break

11:45 NYS Regional Textiles: The Spirit of Place by Laura Sansone, The New School, Parsons School of Design

12:15 SPIRITUAL WEAVING IN CHINA by Angel Chang, fashion designer

12:45    touch break

1:30    MEET MAMA OCLLO: the Goddess of Weaving by Li Edelkoort, trend forecaster & Dean of Hybrid Studies, The New School, Parsons School of Design

1:45     FROM ALPACA TO VICUNA: Talking Textiles in Peru by Philip Fimmano, Edelkoort Inc.

2:00 FABRICS IN SPACE ARCHITECTURE AND EXPLORATION by Raul Polit Casillas

2:30 UNVEILING THE VEIL by Denise Maroney, textile curator

3:00     2017 Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize Finalists & Winner Announcement by Dorothy Waxman, presented by Royce Epstein, Mohawk Group

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Sep
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Textiles Unlimited Panel Discussion

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Textiles Unlimited Panel Discussion

NYTM invites you to join a live panel discussion featuring experts engaged with the endless possibilities in the world of textiles. The event is a platform upon which a new program; A Masters of Fine Arts in Textiles at the Parsons School of Design will build and innovate. New York Textile Month has curated various experts from across the different domains included in the scope of the MFA to explain their relationship to textiles. Their stories will weave together perspectives from the realms of fine art, high tech and low craft to highlight the growing importance of textiles as an underpinning in all these fields. 

Current developments in the world of textiles present a new horizon, one where weaving, knitting and embellishing resurface as methods and tools used to imagine new ways of living. The renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, currently serving as the Dean of Hybrid Design Studies at Parsons School of Design and initiator of the upcoming MFA Textiles will moderate the discussion.

Panelists:

Lidewij EdelkoortTrend forecaster and Dean of Hybrid Design Studies

One of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters and colorists, famous for her inspirational seminars and on-point trend books which are sold to companies in diverse industries from Armani to Zegna. Li is an intuitive thinker who constantly travels the planet tracking how socio-cultural trends evolve to influence concepts, colors, materials, products and services. She is also a publisher, humanitarian, educator and exhibition curator. In 2011, Li launched an interactive online trend forum called TrendTablet.com. Since 2015 she is the Dean of Hybrid Studies at The New School in New York.

Rebekka Bay, Creative Director Uniqlo Global Innovation Center

Uniqlo has hired Rebekka Bay as creative director of its research and design centre in New York, effective May 1. Bay was previously head of product and design at Everlane, a role she exited in February. Before that, she held creative director roles at Gap, Bruuns Bazaar and Cos.

Simone CiprianiFounder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative

In 2009, Simone Cipriani joined the International Trade Centre where he founded the Ethical Fashion Initiative. Simone Cipriani began the project by developing a cooperative in the slum of Korogocho in Kenya with a group of micro-producers production hub in Kenya with the guidance of the visionary Gino Filippini. Gradually the project has expanded to Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Haiti, West Bank, Ethiopia and Cambodia. Today, through his work at the Ethical Fashion Initiative, Simone Cipriani has become a key responsible fashion spokesperson at the forefront of the growing global movement for ethical supply chains in the fashion industry. 

Gabi Asfourcreative director at fashion/art collective threeASFOUR

Gabi founded threeASFOUR in 2005, partnering with Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil. Over the last decade, the collective has built a legacy of fusing cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship. Recipients of the Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Museum's2015 National Design Award, threeASFOUR has collaborated with numerous brands such as Kate Spade (2003) and the Gap (2008); as well as various artists and musicians, including Björk, Yoko Ono, and Matthew Barney. Drawing core aesthetic from the universal language of sacred geometry, threeASFOUR is devoted to the creative exploration of themes of consciousness and cultural coexistence.

Raul Polit Casillassystems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Raul Polit Casillas grew up around fabrics. His mother is a fashion designer in Spain, and, at a young age, he was intrigued by how materials are used for design. Now, as a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, he is still very much in the world of textiles. He and his colleagues are designing advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space.These fabrics could potentially be useful for large antennas and other deployable devices, because the material is foldable and its shape can change quickly. The fabrics could also eventually be used to shield a spacecraft from meteorites, for astronaut spacesuits, or for capturing objects on the surface of another planet.

Liz Collins, Artist & Designer

Liz Collins has been working across art, design, fashion, installation, and performance for two decades. She has exhibited at galleries and museums in the US and abroad and has taught and lectured at many art and design schools throughout the US, including having taught for ten years on the Textiles Faculty at Rhode Island School of Design (2003-13). Collins’ biggest installation project to date can be seen in the upcoming New Museum show Trigger: Gender as a Tool and as a Weapon. Collins’ awards include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, and residencies at the Siena Art Institute, Haystack, Yaddo, AIR Alaska, and the Museum of Arts and Design. She is a Queer Art Mentor and serves on the board of the Fire Island Art Residency.

 

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Sep
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

Sustainable Textile Printing with Kornit Digital

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Sustainable Textile Printing with Kornit Digital

Kornit Allegro, the world’s first single step roll-to-roll digital textile printing system, is revolutionizing textile production while still enabling creative use of design and color.

For the very first time in New York City, Kornit Digital will present its all-in-one direct-to-fabric printer, the Kornit Allegro, at the Fashion Institute of Technology during New York Textile Month.

The Kornit Allegro will run live demonstrations from September 13 through September 18 in the lobby of FIT’s main building. Students and industry professionals attending New York Textile Month will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see the Allegro printing live.

In addition to the live demonstration, Kornit Digital will have experts present to educate attendees on textile printing technologies, focusing on the sustainability of Kornit’s digital process in FIT’s Great Hall on September 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. As the textile industry continues to be challenged about environmental concerns, this presentation will provide attendees with insights as to how the Kornit Allegro answers the demands for more sustainable printing processes.

The Kornit Allegro incorporates the company’s NeoPigment inks and prints onto multiple fabric types with 100% sustainable results. Its integrated fixation process removes the need for pre-treatment, steaming or washing, making it a truly environmentally friendly solution that meets the most rigorous environmental regulations, including OekoTex Standard 100 and GOTS approval.

Kornit Digital and FIT have successfully partnered for several years on a digital textile design project with the Senior Textile/Surface designs students. Students were encouraged to create original designs printed on the Allegro and were subsequently judged based on theme, marketability, and use of digital technology.

About Kornit Digital

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT) develops, manufactures and markets industrial and commercial printing solutions for the garment, apparel and textile industries. Leading the digital textile printing market with its exclusive eco-friendly NeoPigment process, it caters directly to the needs of the entire textile printing value chain, from designers to manufacturers, apparel decorators and fashion brands. With its immense experience in the direct-to-garment market, Kornit Digital is also revolutionising the roll fabric industry with its single step solution that enables printing with a single ink set onto multiple types of fabric and with no additional finishing process. Founded in 2003, Kornit Digital is a global company with offices in the USA, Asia Pacific and Europe and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Kornit Digital at www.kornit.com.

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Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cindy Allen & Li Edelkoort in Conversation

Cindy Allen & Li Edelkoort in Conversation

Please join KnollTextiles for a discussion on how newly forecasted design trends will influence interiors of the future with Interior Design Magazine's esteemed editor in chief, Cindy Allen, and world-renowned trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort.


RSVP to collivier@knoll.com  

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Sep
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Dyeing with Yamato Indigo (BYOD -- Bring Your Own Dyeable)

Wants to try indigo dyeing but not sure where to start? Wants to give new lives to your old clothes? Or just looking for a fun activity to do with your hands?  

This is a perfect class.

In this workshop, we teache you basic shibori (tie-dye) and itajime (wood-clamping) pattern making, and how to dye in Yamato Indigo, natural-blend indigo dye from Japan. 

This is BYOD (Bring Your Own Dyeable) class. Bring up to 500g (1 lb) of cotton, linen or silk garments. Any additional weight will cost $0.15 per gram. No wool or synthetic can be dyed in this workshop. Used or pre-washed garments can be dyed better. In case you want to bring bran new items, we recommend to pre-wash and dry them before the class for better results (but not a must). For brand new canvas, please make sure to boil the canvas for 15 to 20 min, rinse and dry before the class. 

This workshop is recommended for all levels. No previous dyeing experience is necessary. All materials and tools are included in the class. 

uration: 2.5 to 3 hours

Location: 
Better Than Jam
20 Grattan St. (bet. Morgan & Bogard Sts). 
Brooklyn, NY
1 min walk from Morgan Ave. Stop on L-Train 

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Sep
9
12:00pm12:00pm

“Larsenworld” Film Screening

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“Larsenworld” Film Screening 

A portrait of the legendary textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, chronicling the many facets of his career and dreams, culminating in the creation of the LongHouse Reserve, a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY, featuring pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, and William de Kooning to name a few. LongHouse Reserve exemplifies living with art in all forms. its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life.

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Sep
9
12:00pm12:00pm

Clothing Repair With Patagonia

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Clothing Repair With Patagonia

Celebrate New York Fashion Week and New York Textile Month with a visit to Delia, Patagonia’s traveling repair wagon, which will be stationed outside the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. Part of the company’s Worn Wear program, Delia has traveled the country offering its services as an alternative to fast fashion and overconsumption. Guests are invited to bring any garment to be repaired and will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Designed by artist Jay Nelson, the Patagonia Worn Wear wagon runs on biodiesel while driving and solar power when the sewing machines are spinning. Photo by: Erin Feinblatt

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Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Celebrate The Issey Miyake Autumn Winter 2017

Celebrate The Issey Miyake Autumn Winter 2017 And The Launch Of The 2nd NYTM

Please join us for a celebratory launch of the Autumn Winter 2017 ISSEY MIYAKE collection & the second annual New York Textile Month.

September 8th

8 pm – 10 pm

ISSEY MIYAKE, 119 Hudson Street, New York, NY

RSVP by September 6th

RSVP@issey.com

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Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

“In Concert” – A Presentation By Manonik

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“In Concert” –  A Presentation By Manonik

“In concert” – the Manonik’s maiden presentation – will showcase ten pieces of garments that are unapologetically and painstakingly hand-crafted in concert with its proximate material culture and experimental textile-making processes. The presentation is part of a fundraising event for Freedom Ladder. Please follow the ticket link below.

Every garment creation at Manonik begins with curating the finest local and domestic fibers. Manonik collaborates with farmers, artisans, and family-owned mills to craft its materials. The manual processes Manonik is using to create the textiles for this collection include: self-developed three-dimensional pattern weaving, traditional hand-weaving, manual machine-knitting, hand-spinning, machine sewing, felting, natural dyeing without mordants, and indigo dyeing.

Since its inception in 2014, Manonik’s contributions to American textile arts have been recognized through artist residencies at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York and, most recently, at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The studio is humbly located In Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

To learn more about Mononik, visit the website, Instagram and Vimeo.

“In Concert”: 
Friday, Sept 8th @ 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Location: 296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Tickets: https://manonik.eventbrite.com/

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Sep
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

War and Pieced in Context

War and Pieced in Context

An evening of scholarly presentations explores the historical, material, and cultural significance of quilts from military fabrics. The program will begin with a keynote lecture by War and Pieced co-curator and international quilt historian, author, and collector Dr. Annette Gero. Speakers include Neal Hurst, associate curator of costumes and textiles at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Sue Reich, independent scholar and quilt historian; and Jonathan Holstein, independent scholar and author of The Pieced Quilt: An American Design Tradition. Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections at International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will moderate the discussion.

$10 members, students, seniors; $15 non-members

Purchase your tickets here!

Prussian Army Intarsia Quilt

Samuel Sadlowski (dates unknown), Prussia, 1806

Wool from Napoleonic-era military uniforms; intarsia

The Annette Gero Collection

Photo by Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios

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Sep
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Design for the Displaced

Design for the Displaced

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Organized in anticipation of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City (September 12–25, 2017), this panel discussion brings together four women in the field of art and design whose innovative fashion and art projects raise both money and awareness in support of global refugee relief.

As of 2017, the individuals and families that have been displaced due to violence and persecution in their home countries have reached unprecedented numbers. With a focus on current crises in the Middle East, Design for the Displaced is moderated by award-winning journalist and humanitarian Tara Kangarlou and will consider design concepts and business strategies that leverage art and fashion to address this urgent humanitarian issue. Featuring presentations by artist Sara Rahbar, Slow Factory designer Céline Semaan Vernon, designer Alaa Balkhyand 4 Corners Art Director Rima Massasati, this program will also consider how fashion, art, and design have historically played and continue to play therapeutic and vocational roles in the lives of refugee women and families.

Moderator

Tara Kangarlou is an award-winning journalist who has reported and produced breaking news stories, investigative pieces, and magazine-style print and broadcast stories on both domestic and international issues. Over the years she has written, reported, and produced for CNN, CNN International, NBC Los Angeles, Al Jazeera America, the Huffington Post, and Al-Monitor. In recent years, she has spent much time on the ground in conflict zones and in the Syrian border regions of Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, where she witnessed the Syrian conflict firsthand. In 2016, she founded Art of Hope Inc., a New York City–based non-profit, non-governmental, non-religious 501(c)(3) charitable organization that aspires to provide alternative educational and vocational training for Syrian refugees in an effort to address the massive mental health and psychological challenges among the refugee population. Kangarlou was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and moved to the States in her late teens. As a journalist and philanthropist, she aspires to objectively and openly report and tell the stories that shape, influence, and impact people’s lives around the world.

Panelists

New York based–designer Alaa Balkhy was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and raised in Montreal, Canada. Balkhy's passion for art developed with her changing surroundings; she eventually returned to Jeddah to receive her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Dar Al-Hekma University. After graduating in 2011, Balkhy launched her first full collection of illustrations with the brand Fyunka. In 2012, Balkhy moved to New York City to complete a master’s degree in Design Management. She is the co-founder with Nadia Azmy of Minaa Zine, a cultural publication launching in 2017.

Rima Massasati is an art director and a dreamer. Her work is rooted in design strategy and is focused largely on branding, editorial design, and experimental activations. She believes research, storytelling, and joviality are essential in creating genuine work. Recently featured in AIGA Eye on Design and Print magazine as designer of the week, Massasati strongly believes in embracing your past, your heritage, and your quirks, and that experimentation is the quest for answers. Her project 4 Corners, a poster series and Indiegogo campaign, is raising money to provide Syrian refugees with food, medical assistance, and art supplies, which will help them to create a sense of home. In the posters, she uses traditional Syrian symbols and imagery to raise awareness of the plight of refugee children particularly in the camps in Greece, where she volunteered as an art teacher.

Sara Rahbar is a contemporary mixed media artist born in Tehran, Iran, currently living and working in New York City. Her work, which ranges from photography to sculpture to installation, always stems from her personal experiences and is largely autobiographical. The first body of work that created international recognition for the artist was the “Flags” series (2005–2016), in which traditional fabrics and objects are reworked as collages that form various incarnations of the American and Iranian flags, exploring ideas of national belonging, as well as the conflicting role of flags as symbols of ideological and nationalistic violence. Rahbar’s work has been widely shown internationally and is held in multiple collections worldwide. Rahbar pursued an interdisciplinary study program in New York and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London.

Céline Semaan Vernon is a Lebanese Canadian designer, activist, teacher, and entrepreneur. Two common themes underpin her diverse work: the power of remixing, collage, and juxtaposition in creating new aesthetics and narratives; and the need to humanize and embed our current world with a deep sense of empathy. Vernon founded Slow Factory out of her design consultancy, and the fashion firm has grown to be world-renowned for its high-quality silks printed with satellite images from NASA. Vernon’s collections have supported the efforts of the World Wildlife Fund, UNICEF, and ANERA. Previously, she worked as a user-experience designer for Huge, General Assembly, and Condé Nast, among others, and she recently joined the Board of Directors of AIGA/NY. Born in Beirut, she grew up in Montreal, studied in Paris and Montreal, and is now based in Brooklyn. Her background is in art, technology, and information design, and her mission is centered on responsible design, human rights, and open data.

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Sara Rahbar

Flag #12 (L) & Flag #4, 2006-2013 Land of Opportunity Series Mixed-media 66 x 38 inches & 69x39 inches Image courtesy Sara Rahbar and Carbon 12

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Sep
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dyeing with Yamato Indigo (BYOD -- Bring Your Own Dyeable)

Wants to try indigo dyeing but not sure where to start? Wants to give new lives to your old clothes? Or just looking for a fun activity to do with your hands?  

This is a perfect class.

In this workshop, we teache you basic shibori (tie-dye) and itajime (wood-clamping) pattern making, and how to dye in Yamato Indigo, natural-blend indigo dye from Japan. 

This is BYOD (Bring Your Own Dyeable) class. Bring up to 500g (1 lb) of cotton, linen or silk garments. Any additional weight will cost $0.15 per gram. No wool or synthetic can be dyed in this workshop. Used or pre-washed garments can be dyed better. In case you want to bring bran new items, we recommend to pre-wash and dry them before the class for better results (but not a must). For brand new canvas, please make sure to boil the canvas for 15 to 20 min, rinse and dry before the class. 

This workshop is recommended for all levels. No previous dyeing experience is necessary. All materials and tools are included in the class. 

uration: 2.5 to 3 hours

Location: 
Better Than Jam
20 Grattan St. (bet. Morgan & Bogard Sts). 
Brooklyn, NY
1 min walk from Morgan Ave. Stop on L-Train 

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Sep
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings

Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings

As part of the second annual New York Textile Month, Weaving Hand and Designtex will propose a community oriented weaving event which will shed light on waste produced by the textile industry. The two part event will take place at the Designtex headquarters in SoHo giving visitors a look into how textiles are made through participatory weaving events.

Part 1: The Weaving Gathering, September 06, 2017 4pm-­7pm

The first event called the Weaving Gathering will be set up as a performance art exhibition but function as a community oriented hands-­on weaving event. When visitors enter the studio they will see four floor looms set up in the shape of a circle facing outward. Surrounding the looms on the floor will be piles of Designtex scraps for visitors to weave. Weaving Hand staff will be there to show people how to weave the scraps and provide information about the weaving process. As the weavings are completed we will be placing the textiles into the middle of the circle where the weaving is taking place. This transfer of materials from the outer circle to the inner circle will allow visitors to physically see the process of production. Through this ‘zero waste’ weaving event we hope to provoke visitors to think more critically about how much material is required to produce one textile as well as the waste involved in the products they buy.

We have called these events the Weaving and Sewing Gathering because traditionally weaving and sewing were done in a community environment. The physical craft provided a place for exchanging ideas, techniques, cultures, crafts, communities, and more. We feel that by emulating this type of community we can better help people understand the complexities of the textile industry and as well of the power of collaborative work environments. We look forward to engaging with different communities through the simple joys of hand making.

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Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

MetFridays: In-Between Fashion

MetFridays: In-Between Fashion

Celebrate The Costume Institute exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between with an evening showcasing the work of student designers, conversations on fashion, art making, and much more! All events are free with Museum admission or a valid student ID.

Fashion Design Contest
5–6 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Vote on your favorite garment by fashion design contest finalists. Winners will be announced at 8 pm.

Undergraduate Finalists:

Ekaterina Atamanchuk, Parsons School of Design at The New School
Youngmin Kim, Parsons School of Design at The New School
María Fernanda Nava Melgar, Savannah College of Art and Design
Yuchen Xie, Savannah College of Art and Design
Yifan Xu, Academy of Art University

Graduate Finalists:

Maria Aalto, Academy of Art University
Snezana Anicic, Academy of Art University
Fei Liu, Savannah College of Art and Design
Changsheng Yu, Academy of Art University
Shalyn Webber, Savannah College of Art and Design

This event is made possible by the Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Foundation in memory of Doris Tananbaum. It is organized by The Costume Institute and The Met College Group as part of our mission to support emerging talent in the field.

Party
5–8:15 pm
Floor 1, The American Wing Café (closes at 8:15 pm)
Celebrate this year's fashion design contest finalists with music by DJ Reborn. Drinks and a special cocktail available for purchase. Flash your wristband to participate; 21+.

Panel Discussion
6–7 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Renowned image makers working on the border of art and fashion discuss street style as a global phenomenon with moderator Andrew Bevan, fashion writer and producer.

Panelists:

Greg Foley, creative director, Visionaire magazine
Phil Oh, Vogue.com street style photographer
Shelley Fox, Donna Karan Professor of Fashion, Parsons School of Design at The New School

Activities

Photo Booth
5–8:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 700, The Charles Engelhard Court
Dress to impress and take the moment home with you.

Drop-in Drawing
6:30–8:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 771, Terian Family Gallery
Explore drawing techniques inspired by American fashions of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Drop-in Art Making
6–8:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 305, Medieval Sculpture Hall
Create unique accessories that speak to your personal style and The Met collection.

Instagram
Dress to impress! Fashion illustrator Holly Nichols (@hnicholsillustration) will be capturing the best fashions of the night.

Use #MetFridays, #TheMetCollegeGroup, #TheCostumeInstitute, and #TheMet and tag @metmuseum on Twitter and Instagram!

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Sep
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bassen (Discharge) Dyeing Technique

Dye a cotton bandana with Yamato Indigo, then make it original with the basses (discharge) pattern making technique.

The class will start with dyeing a bandana with Yamato Indigo, natural-blend indigo from Japan. While waiting for the bandana to dry, you will cut stencil paper with your original design, then print on the scarf with discharge paste. You will go home with a 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inches) indigo bandana with your original design. 

Duration: 3 hours

Location: 
Better Than Jam
20 Grattan St. (bet. Morgan & Bogard Sts). 
Brooklyn, NY
1 min walk from Morgan Ave. Stop on L-Train 

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Sep
1
to Sep 4

Native Fashion Now

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Native Fashion Now

From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, Native Fashion Now celebrates the visual range, creative expression, and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 70 works spanning the last 50 years explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from pioneering Native style-makers to maverick designers making their mark in today's world of fashion.

Featuring contemporary garments, accessories, and footwear spanning a variety of genres and materials, this exhibition features designers who traverse cross-cultural boundaries between creative expression and cultural borrowing. From one of Patricia Michaels' (Taos Pueblo) finale ensembles from the reality television series Project Runway to Jamie Okuma's (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) dramatically beaded Christian Louboutin boots, and innovative works made from Mylar, vinyl, and stainless steel, Native Fashion Now underscores Native concepts of dress and beauty, which are inextricably bound to identity and tradition in a rapidly changing world.

Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock), boots, 2013–14. Glass beads on boots designed by Christian Louboutin. Museum commission with support from Katrina Carye, John Curuby, Karen Keane and Dan Elias, Cynthia Gardner, Merry Glosband, and Steve and Ellen Hoffman. Peabody Essex Museum, 2014.44.1AB.

Copyright 2015 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Walter Silver.

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Sep
1
to Sep 4

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

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Costume Institute’s Spring Exhibition at The Met Focuses on Rei Kawakubo and the Art of the In-Between

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2017 exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, on view from May 4 through September 4, examines Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. In Kawakubo’s work, this in-between space is revealed as an aesthetic sensibility, establishing an unsettling zone of oscillating visual ambiguity that challenges conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. A thematic exhibition, rather than a traditional retrospective, this is The Costume Institute’s first monographic show on a living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in 1983.

Gallery View, Clothes/Not Clothes: War/Peace

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Sep
1
to Sep 4

Young Architects Program 2017: Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio

Young Architects Program 2017: Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio

Lumen, an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio, will be on view in MoMA PS1’s courtyard during summer 2017. Winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program, this year’s structure evolves over the course of the day, with responsive textiles that display subtle color in sunlight and emit glowing light after sundown. Made of over 1 million yards of digitally knitted fiber, Lumen's large-scale cellular canopies feature 250 hanging tubular structures, 100 robotically woven recycled spool stools, and a misting system that responds to visitors’ proximity. Socially and environmentally responsive, Lumen’s adaptive architecture is inspired by collective levity, play, and interaction as the structure transforms throughout the day and night, responding to the density of bodies, heat, and sunlight. The result of collaboration across disciplines, Lumen applies insights and theories from biology, materials science, mathematics, and engineering—integrating high-performing, formfitting, and adaptive materials into a structure where code, pattern, human interaction, environment, geometry, and matter operate together. Lumen serves as the setting for the 20th season of Warm Up, MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series.

Now in its 18th edition, the Young Architects Program at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.

Lumen Jenny Sabin Studio

Photo by Pablo Enriquez

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