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Talking Textiles Seminar

  • The Auditorium / Parsons School of Design 66 West 12th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

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

3:30 approximate end

Atelier Angel Chang

Earlier Event: September 13
Textiles Unlimited Panel Discussion
Later Event: September 14
Piecework Collective