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Iconic Textiles

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Iconic Textiles

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Textiles have the power to brand a collection, communicating a company’s heritage far beyond the talents of mere marketing. Traditional fabrics have traveled from region to region throughout history, recognisable because of their unique motifs, their authentic weaves, and their local colour. Today, luxury houses build empires on the strength of their textiles, allowing the fabrics to do all the talking, narrating stories and advertising craftsmanship just like a woven billboard. Prints, tweeds, stripes and pleats are just some of the mediums that brands claim as their own; putting textiles front and centre as a business strategy in itself.

As part of NYTM, the 2018 Talking Textiles Conference will host an array of international speakers revealing the secrets and techniques behind the seams of their garments and home textiles; fuelling trends and creating icons for the decades to come.

ICONIC TEXTILES

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TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE

Full-day Ticket: $150 per person

Students & Faculty: FREE! (with valid ID)

Textiles have the power to brand a collection, communicating a company’s heritage far beyond the talents of mere marketing. Traditional fabrics have traveled from region to region throughout history, recognizable because of their unique motifs, their authentic weaves, and their local colour. Today, luxury houses build empires on the strength of their textiles, allowing the fabrics to do all the talking, narrating stories and advertising craftsmanship just like a woven billboard. Prints, stripes and pleats are just some of the mediums that brands claim as their own; putting textiles front and center as a business strategy in itself.

As part of NYTM, the 2018 Talking Textiles Conference will host an array of international speakers revealing the secrets and techniques behind the seams of their garments and home textiles; fuelling trends and creating icons for the decades to come.

9:00
Doors Open


9:30
WELCOME TO NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 2018
Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster, Trend Union & Dean of Hybrid Studies, Parsons


10:00
THE TEXTILE SKIN OF MOROSO
Mirko van den Winkel, Executive Vice President, Moroso USA


10:30

PLEATS, PRINTS & THE MAGIC OF FORTUNY
Mickey Riad, Creative Director, Fortuny Venezia


11:00
Touch Break


11:30
THE PRINTS THAT BRAND US
Peter Koepke, Owner & Director, Design Library, Hudson Valley and London

12:00

ICONS FROM SCANDINAVIA: the print vocabulary of Marimekko
Anna Hakkarainen, Marimekko North America


12:30
A BRAND MADE BY HAND
Natalie Chanin, Founder & Designer, Alabama Chanin


1:00
Lunch Break


2:00
MORE PLEATS PLEASE: the folded textiles of Issey Miyake
Philip Fimmano, Director, Edelkoort Inc.


2:30
HEAVENLY TEXTILES: Divine Inspiration at the Met
Mellissa Huber, Assistant Curator, The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art


3:00
PAPISM: an iconoclastic shade of crimson
Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster, Trend Union & Dean of Hybrid Studies, Parsons


3:15
Touch Break


3:45
THE IMPACT OF THREAD
Bernie Leahy, Artist


4:00
THE POWER OF CLOTH: the printed work of Marguerita Mergentime
Virginia Bayer, Author & Granddaughter of Miss Mergentime


4:30
2018 Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize Finalists & Winner Announcement
Philip Fimmano & Dorothy Waxman; presented by Justin Hicks, Mohawk Group


4:45
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* programme subject to minor changes

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