Monthly Archives: May 2013

Exhibition Review: Punk: Chaos to Couture

The punk aesthetic has always solicited strong reactions, for it seems that the music, the fashion and the lifestyle thrive only in moments of internal or external adversity. The latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has incited cries … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Artist/Rebel/Dandy

With a turned leg, a pair of trousers displays the athletic curves of a calf. The garment, a tribute to fine tailoring, was constructed from broadcloth, a rich fabric that retains its shape despite its age. Though sedate and small, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: In Defense of Trends

By Cary O’Dell Almost as frequently as the fashion fleet rings the death knell for the couture, various writers and bloggers also chime in with another bit of fashion “news.”  Namely that fashion trends are now a thing of the … Continue reading

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You Are Invited

It’s almost time for the Fashion and Textile Studies annual symposium. This year the relationship between fashion and the industrial revolution will be examined in thirteen  fascinating papers. I will be talking about the evolution of department stores in the greatest city … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Roger Fry and the Omega Workshops

Yes, this textile was designed by Roger Fry (1866 – 1934), a co-founder of the Omega Workshops. Founded by Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell in 1913, the Omega Workshops became the first English organization to fully embrace Post-Impressionism. Though … Continue reading

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