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.
$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.
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
3:30 approximate end
Atelier Angel Chang