Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

MONDAY presentation

Greetings Folks.

We will be meeting in Room 206. Please bring your presentation on a flashdrive or disk (if you are using projected images). Our class presents after dinner.

Also, know that you will receive a pack of cards with the names of everyone printed on them. We will alot time after each person's presentation for folks to jot down thoughts, questions, notes on the presenter's card. At the end of the night you will walk home with a stack of cards and comments and the names of the people who left those comments. If you want to follow up you can - Each class has the other's roster. I will post the Fashion Graphics one on our Google site, so it is easy to access. I hope that answers your questions.

See you soon,

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dear Katie,

Nahum Villasana S/S 2010

Dear Alex,

Vena Cava for Oak

Love, Elana

Burlesque Video

here's the full video that I showed during my presentation:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Similar to what i'm working on

Commes de Garcons Homme PLUS
search for "Samurai Fiction" "Comme De Garcons Homme Plus" "Nippon Vogue Tokyo Wave"

model Ash Stymest


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lego Fashion Show

Viktor & Rolf videos

Here are the videos of Viktor and Rolf performing their "Russian Doll" collection.

~Beth O

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Bjork's band from back in the day.

ThreeASFOUR collaboration with Yoko Ono.  The performance is based off of Yoko's "Cut Piece" and the song is from her new album with her son Sean Lennon.


Fashion Graphics

Here is a link to the Fashion Graphics class' Flickr page.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Designers, Luxury and the Crisis of the Economy

Victor & Rolf comment on the economic crisis by showing topiary tulle dresses with huge hunks of material sawed out. Lagerfeld staged an extravagant, multi-million dollar show inspired by a barn that belonged to Marie Antionette and included models sporting temporary Chanel tattoos.

Alexander McQueen and The Origin of Species

Times fashion editor Lisa Armstrong said the looks had crossed over into art.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Belatedly...From Our NY Travels

Charcuterie meets Couturiere

This work deserves a conversation: Pinar Yolacan at Rivington Arms.


Greeting People of the Multi Media Event,

Hope you are all having a pleasant and productive weekend.

We will be reconvening tomorrow for the rest of the talks. If you did not present last week, you will tomorrow! Due to the situation of the lights from the big disk in the sky, let us plan to present in the Media Room (I have sent a reservation request to Marian), but we will convene in the classroom at 4pm, first.


WORKPLAN: If you have not handed in a workplan, please do so by tomorrow. Again - it is intended to map out what you are planning to work on in these next few months, and a way to gauge progress.

POTLUCK: We checked in verbally last week, and it seemed like the majority of the class wanted to have a potluck again. SO - please bring something to share (and if you would prefer to eat on your own, please bring your food to class.)

EVENT: Please remember to bring in 2-3 sites you have in mind as possibilities for the event. We will talk about this tomorrow.

MEETING: If you would like to meet with me individually, please send me an email. I am meeting with someone at 2pm, and with Brandy right after class. Other open times:
1:00, 1:30, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30.

All the best and see you tomorrow!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Leanne, I thought you would like these:

Tao S/S 2010


Martin Margiela S/S 2010


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yohji Yamamoto

from the CDG presentation... for katie


Monday, October 5, 2009

If I were still 8 years old - this is what I'd worship.


The Pitch

Present a proposal for the body of work you will undertake in this class. Your audience will be comprised of your colleagues from Multi Media Event and members of the Fashion Graphics class, taught by Zvezdana Stojmirovic.

The objective of the presentation is to give you the opportunity to share your ideas with a community of your peers and gather useful and constructive feedback.

Your presentation may take a variety of forms, from powerpoint presentation to mini-performance. Whatever format you choose, please keep the following criteria in mind:

Your presentation and proposal must:

1. be 5 minutes or less in length

2. provide information about your sources of inspiration and research to date

3. clearly articulate your current vision for the work (ie: the scale or number of pieces you envision, the type of performance or presentation format you are considering)

4. include at least one prototype or finished piece.

Additional materials that may be useful in preparing the presentation: a mood-board, relevant samples (of material/fabric), relevant film clips, etc.

To accompany your presentation, create a Word Document, titled LAST NAME_Proposal.doc that contains the following:

1. Your name and the working title of your collection/body of work

2. A statement (3-4 sentences) describing the body of work

3. A short bio (2-3 sentences)

Please upload this document to the ExperimentalFashion Google Documents site.

Also load the following onto the picasaweb site:

1. A headshot (since these may be used for printed materials, please submit an image that is 150dpi, no larger than 2" in any direction.) There is a "Headshot" folder on the picasa site. Access it through "photos" on the pull down menu on the google site.

2. At least 3 images of your work. These images may include pictures of your finished piece, detail shots or samples (print designs, surface treatments), moodboard images and illustrations or collages. Please make sure that these are clearly labeled and identified with your name through the title. ie: Last Name_Garment 1 and upload these to the "Work in Progress" folder on Picasa. Again, the size of these images should be 150dpi and not exceed 3" in any one dimension.

If you are unsure of the technicalities of uploading these pictures and files to the Google Account, give it a try! Then, ask a friend to help you. If you still are unable to do it, let me know and we will go over it in class.

The Semiotics of Fashion

The New York Times covered the work of two artists in the last week that reference fashion in their work. One is K8 Hardy, performance artist and renegade stylist who is a founder of LTTR, a feminist queergender activist collective, and Trajal Harrell, a dancer, whose past projects, including Showpony, and his most recent "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

halloween safety ideas

"Ms. Tsukioka lifted a flap on her skirt to reveal a large sheet of cloth printed in bright red with a soft drink logo partly visible. By holding the sheet open and stepping to the side of the road, she showed how a woman walking alone could elude pursuers — by disguising herself as a vending machine...These elaborate defenses are coming at a time when crime rates are actually declining in Japan. But the Japanese, sensitive to the slightest signs of social fraying, say they feel growing anxiety about safety, fanned by sensationalist news media. Instead of pepper spray, though, they are devising a variety of novel solutions, some high-tech, others quirky, but all reflecting a peculiarly Japanese sensibility."
Artist: Aya Tsukioka
the little boy with the backpack is the cutest.

-Sarah K

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A great resource!

In case you weren't all aware of it, this website has transcribed vintage sewing books and guides!