Monday, September 24, 2012

via John Krynick, an article on Treehugger about sustainable fashion trends, from air dyes to kombucha fabric!
Vivien Westwood says "Don't Buy Clothes!" and here is her blog Active Resistance!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sarah Ivancic's Monstrosities

Click here for a glimpse of Sarah Ivancic's collection "Monstrosities" presented at RACK in 2010.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Following are links to the references shared in class today:

The Serpentine Dance  (1896) hand painted film footage recorded by the Lumiere Brothers. The dancer is Papinta, the Flame Dancer, Caroline Hipple Holpin.

"We're in the Money" sequence in Gold Diggers of 1933 choreographed by Busby Berkeley

"Powder, Lipstick and Rouge" scene from Dolly Sisters (1945)

Fashion scene from Singing in the Rain (1952)

At the Races scene from My Fair Lady (1964)

Qui etes vous, Polly Maggoo? by William Klein (1966)

Mary Quant Fashions on British Pathe (1966)

Ecclesiastical Fashions from Federico Fellini's Roma (1972)

Alexander McQueen's Chess Board Runway (2005)

Thom Browne's menswear show in Paris (2013)

and the following websites:

Dazed Digital 


Cosmic Machine
"Juxtaposis"-  by Floris Kaayk

(Kelsey LaSeur)

Monday, September 3, 2012

This post features links to a number of sites from the Fashion and Art lecture in class. May these serve as a helpful reference and sources of further research, inspiration and information.

  Fashion Projects began in New York in 2004, with the aim to create a platform to highlight the importance of fashion — especially “experimental” fashion — within current critical discourses. Through interviews with a range of artists, designers, writers and curators, as well as through other planned projects and exhibits, we hope to foster a dialogue between theory and practice across disciplines. The site also contains links to several other notable fashion blogs, including Threadbared and Racalicious, that offer critical and insightful analysis on contemporary fashion.

*** The Victoria & Albert website contains a whole section dedicated to fashion. Within that hub are sections that include live shows featuring contemporary designers (Fashion in Motion), historic garments in detail and fashion sketches and illustrations. Another section of the V&A website contains excellent images of historic fashions and costumes, with high resolution images that can be zoomed in on for close detail. ie: Prince Afron costume by Loudon Sainthill (1954)