Sep
1
to Nov 29

Making | Breaking: New Arrivals

  • Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (map)
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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
30
11:00 AM11:00

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
30
10:00 AM10:00

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
to Oct 1

New York Denim Days

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
12:30 PM12:30

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
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
10:00 AM10:00

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
28
7:00 PM19:00

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
28
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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

Purchase your tickets here!

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

Maker Talk by MakersFinders

Maker Talk by MakersFinders

You are invited to attend a talk with three textile makers from the MakersFinders platform. Please RSVP if you would like to attend the talk (as seating is limited).

Talk 5PM to 6PM, Gathering and cocktails to follow afterwards until 7PM.

Mikaela Bradbury, founder of Arjuna AG, a 21st century luxury protective fashion company that uses silver-enhanced and sustainable materials to offer health and environmental benefits for urban living and travel.

Martyn Thompson, founder of Martyn Thompson Studio, A New York based multidisciplinary studio working across photography, textile and wallpaper design, editioned art and publishing.

Daniel Silverstein, founder of Zero Waste Daniel, the first line of zero waste clothing made from reroll, the fabric of the future. Zero Waste Daniel is composed of 100% scrap material.

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Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

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
3:00 PM15:00

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

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Sanne Muiser - Tactile Corpuscles

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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
27
7:00 PM19:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store

DVF Studio event: Meet Desire at the DVF Soho store, 135 Wooster Street, NYC, on September 27th, 2017 at an evening party to celebrate her exclusive DVF Studio collaboration. Places are free but limited so sign up to reserve your spot HERE.

Born in Berlin and raised in Turkey, 27-year-old Desire Moheb-Zandi now lives in Brooklyn, where she makes arresting and all-consuming wall hangings that combine traditional weaving and materials with severely unconventional found items and techniques. “In my work, I try to juxtapose natural textiles with more severe, urban materials. It’s a way for me to break from traditional textile art techniques and provoke a wide range of emotions in the viewer,” she says.

Growing up in the Middle East in an all-female household, Desire has always questioned gender roles and the often-stifling expectations of women. After a childhood spent watching her grandmother weaving at home, she studied in Boston, and then Miami, and eventually decided to take up the practice herself when she moved to New York aged 22. Through her newfound skill, she began to explore and attempt to communicate ideas of gender roles and societal norms connected to domesticity.

To celebrate New York Textile Month 2017, DVF commissioned Desire to make two wall hangings that incorporate textiles from the Fall 17 collection. “I was drawn to the Elsden print, it has a background of light salmon pink, with this bright clear ocean blue. With the accents of coral, it’s like a sunset and the ocean.” For her weavings she interwove collection fabrics, including silk twill, paillettes, and faux fur, with customary noble yarns and atypical materials such as rubber and plastic.

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

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
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
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
25
6:30 PM18:30

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
24
2:00 PM14:00

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
23
to Sep 28

VOZ Mapuche Textile Art Exhibit

VOZ Mapuche Textile Art Exhibit

This Textile Month, join VOZ Apparel for a weeklong exhibit of Mapuche handmade textile fashions. Enjoy a cup of tea and learn about the extraordinary Mapuche weaving tradition, symbolism to our peices, and design innovation work of VOZ in Southern Chile. We will be sharing stories from our weavers and offering weaving lessons on our loom all week long.

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

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
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
1:00 PM13:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
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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