The class looked at what makes wool an amazing material? What makes some sheep endangered? How did sheep end up in Iceland, Labrador, the Americas, and Australia? The class explored all this with hands-on experiments and case studies, looking at colonization, the “big farm” movement of monoculture, and the current resurgence of heritage breed farming and traditional ecological knowledge.
The students were so lucky to have access to the RISD Museum and to all of the beautiful indigenous wool textiles from the museum’s archives.
Special shout out to Sháńdíín Brown (RISD Curator, creative, and citizen of the Navajo Nation from Arizona), and RISD textiles educator Lyza Baum who guided the talented students and co-ran student work that was so incredibly inspiring, using waste wool as garden covers, unusual materials, exploring natural dyes as well as building an incredible loom featured here by Zoe Narkewicz made with found beach wood.
To more exploration and fiber and this next generation of the movement that will be leading the future of all things textiles🔥🐑🔥
Congratulations RISD Apparel students. Definitely a group of designers to keep your eyes on!
Photo via RISD Apparel.
A collaboration between IFF and students has resulted in 11 unique fragrances, each specifically conceived and developed to realize the vision of the respective collections. Ten of these fragrances correspond to collections showing at NYFW and will be sampled at the show.
Coverage starts at 4:00 pm. Watch live on Supima's page or at supima.com.
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Recent AP RISD 2020 grad Isabelle Saxton has launched her collection-
6 Designers to Watch From RISD’s Class of 2020 These craft-focused grads value process over speed.
Denim: Fashion's Frontier | Circa 1840 pants Emma McClendon, assistant curator, and Nicole Bloomfield, conservation technologist, both at The Museum at FIT, explain the significance of a pair of 19th-ce...
Online Fashion Museum Exhibits You Can Access at Home With us still inside longer than we may have anticipated, we rounded up 11 online fashion museum exhibits you can visit from the comfort of your home to help with your fashion fix.
Diana Wagner on Bringing the Art and Function of Apparel Design to Wearable Robotics The Humans of the Wyss (HOW) series features members of the Wyss community discussing their work, the influences that shape them as scientists, and their collaborations at the Wyss Institute and…
Prada Taps Raf Simons as Co-Creative Director The design duo will show their first joint collection in September for the spring-summer 2021 season.
Decorative trim is back—and a little Georgia factory is leading the trend In the rarefied world of passementerie—the decorative fabric trim, tape, tassels, and cords that adorn draperies, furniture skirts, and more—Georgia’s Fringe Market has the high-end niche cornered.
Emma Altman AP Risd 2013
Looks 3 & 4 💖💎💞
Ballerinas Secretly Ruled Fashion Trends for Over 50 Years A new exhibit, filled with richly detailed tutus and costumes, makes the case for ballerinas as the 20th century’s greatest fashion muses—even shaping how we dress today.
Video: Farm-to-Shelf Transparency Raises the Bar | Home Textiles Today Supima VP Buxton Midyette tells HTT's Jennifer Marks about how brands are telling the story of the fiber’s authentication partnership with Oritain.
Take a few minutes to hear the well spoken president of RISD, Roseanne Somerson
The Realities Facing Art Schools Today: A Conversation With RISD President Rosanne Somerson The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the world's premiere art schools, but that doesn't mean it doesn't face the same challenges all universities and colleges confront. We talk to the head of RISD to learn about how they're adapting.
How the world's most beautiful tassels are made Behind the curtain at Les Passementeries de L’île de France
Sophomore field trip to FabScrap in a Brooklyn to learn about fabric recycling
Don't miss Collection 19 at NYFW! Click below to watch starting at 8pm.
Working hard on an amazing collection for tomorrow’s Supima show
This years contestant is 2019 Graduate, Isabel Hajian. Judging is Wednesday and the show is Thursday
Supima Design Competition gears up for 12th anniversary show Supima, the hyper quality American cotton company, has revealed the names of the finalists and jury for its 12th Annual Supima Design Competition, to be staged 59 Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Supima 2019 fittings with this years RISD Grad Isabel Hajian
Apparel Design student Zoe Grinfeld 20 AP knows camp.
Going Camp at The Met The exuberant student designer pushes the boundaries of ready-to-wear design.
Check out Levi Campello on The Rhode Show!
RISD Apparel Design seniors debut their looks on the runway on Saturday, May 11 at Collection 19! Shows at 4 + 7 pm — George V. Meehan Auditorium. Tickets and more info: risd.edu/collection
RISD Ready for the Runway Design student, Levi Campello joins us with some pieces from his collection that will soon debut on the runway.
Hi, I’m Cait of CAIT SHEA and this is my story: I studied apparel design at where I learned the art of pattern drafting, draping, tailoring and to really appreciate the fine art of clothing. Once I graduated the harsh reality of the fashion industry hit me like a brick wall...jobs (the few available) all entailed me sending technical designs to manufacturers overseas to be produced. Designers are completely removed from production, and the actual makers are viewed as faceless machines. Craftsmanship and quality have been replaced by profit margins and shareholders. I was repulsed and heartbroken! Always stubborn & defiant, I left NYC and returned to CT to build my own brand. I had no idea how to start my own line, but I was adamant that I’d never outsource any labour...quality would be top priority. I’ve stumbled and fumbled along the way, but I am proud of the brand that I am building. Each piece is made by hand in our Chester, CT studio by either myself or my assistant using all natural fibers and dead-stock fabrics. We put a lot of love into all that we do, and we truly want you to feel like your best self in our designs.
RISD Apparel Design seniors debut their looks on the runway Saturday, May 11 at Collection 19! Shows at 4 + 7 pm — George V. Meehan Auditorium Brown University. risd.edu/collection for tickets and more info.
FAB SCRAP RETAIL..now in NYC.
Happy Earth Month FAB friends! We wanted to send a special thank you to our friends at Donate NYC. ❤️♻️Through the Innovative Reuse Pilot Project program we were able to host a pop-up in each borough! Thank you to everyone who visited, shopped, and recycled with us. And THANK YOU Donate NYC for making it possible. Read more about the program here:
Nice article, Chris Mena AP RISD grad
♻️ Burlap Bomber for ☕️ Limited Production Run
Great sophomore trip to FabScrap in Brooklyn. Thanks for all of the fabric recycling info!
Green is glam: FABSCRAP recycles new fabrics from designers, saves it from landfills Taking brand new, unused fabric and saving it from the landfill is the goal of FABSCRAP, which recycles what designers leave behind.
Designer's Ball II: SURREAL The Designers Ball is back by popular demand and this year we are gearing up for a SURREALly FUN time on April 6th, again at the wonderful Waterfire Arts Center. Unleash your imagination, embrace “where the strange seems ordinary and the ordinary seem strange” and join us for an evening of inspi...
DesignXRI can use volunteers for this amazing event coming up on April 6th. Can you help?
Why Fashion Can No Longer Ignore Sustainability How climate change forced the industry’s hand.
We are very excited to have Rhode Island School of Design and RISD Continuing Education sponsoring Designer's Ball II: Surreal. Thank you so much for your support of DESIGNxRI!!
The Spectacular Rise of Virgil Abloh, Design God, in 25 Objects From Pyrex to Off-White to suitcases to Nikes to Louis Vuitton.
AP Risd Apparel grad Emma Altman
Thea Perez RISD AP'93 speaks about her newest business venture
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