Wednesday, 27 July 2011

NEOtropolis spotlight on Northeast Ohio Fashion Schools

Fashion and Fashion schools pkg B 6.25.10 with discussion from Neotropolis Producer on Vimeo.

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Saturday, 9 April 2011

KSU Fashion Students Show Collections at China Fashion Week

Seven KSU Fashion School students showed their senior collections with students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) during China Fashion Week, March 28th. Check out from minute 20:25 onward to see video coverage from China National News "Culture Express" program:

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A titch busy

Sorry, I have been a titch busy lately.... hope to do some proper updates over the break!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Director(s) of the Fashion School

I have now spent 3 weeks in my new post as Professor and Director of the Fashion School at Kent State University in Ohio. It has been an amazing start; so much to learn.

Sadly, my predecessor, Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes, passed away this week on thursday night. Her legacy will continue to be very strong for a long time to come at Kent State University. With the strength of vision and boundless drive, she accomplished incredible things for the School of Fashion. I hope to be able to continue and to expand that vision in a manner befitting of her memory.

In Elizabeth's honor,

"Good Things!"


Friday, 27 March 2009

Mackintosh Re-interpreted: Take Two - The Hill House!

At the Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT), we just finished installing the second version of our Mackintosh Re-interpreted textiles exhibition at the Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland. The exhibition opens next Wednesday, 4th April - with the start of season opening of the Hill House, which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Blackie family in 1902.

The Mackintosh Re-interpreted exhibition will be up for 3 months. Some photos of the installation are shown below:

Friday, 13 February 2009

Digitally printed & laser etched velveteen!

Here are some photos of experiments I have done with combining digital textile printing with laser etching on velvet. So many possibilities!

Before washing:

After washing: (colour change is due to bad photography, not change in fabric colour)

With some digital embroidery:

Friday, 6 February 2009

Textile Design Lab at AUT, New Zealand

This video talks about the Textile Design Laboratory, where I will be heading at the end of next week to teach two master classes and speak at a Digital Textile Printing symposium:
TVNZ's video feature on "Fighting Parallel Imported Fashion Tide"

This is a link to their website:
TDL at Auckland University of Technology