Tuesday, March 29, 2011

exciting news!

March was incredibly busy. I have barely caught up and it's almost April.

So, good news #1:
I got accepted as one of the designers for the West 18th st. Fashion Show!

Here is the link to find out more about this really fun event.
I feel very overwhelmed about this but I know it is going to be really good for me if I don't pass out before the big show. We just had our first meeting on Sunday and I realized that I am going to have to step up my game to be able to be on par with some of the designers showing this summer. Knitting away on a knitting machine which I don't have... yet... which brings me to the next good news which I will reveal later this week.

Friday, March 11, 2011

hair post

I like this artist for a number of reasons, but one of the most intriguing things about Hong Chun Zhang is that she also creates work about lineage and dual cultural identity involving hair. Her work is very powerful to me and I think you will think so too.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011


UNRAVEL. Knitwear in fashion

From 16 March till 14 August 2011 MoMu presents the exhibition UNRAVEL. Knitwear in fashion.

The upcoming MoMu exhibition will introduce the visitor to a wide variety of exquisite knitted garments and accessories from across the last centuries, with a focus on high fashion pieces and their vernacular interpretations. Top pieces by national and international designers and labels (Ann Salens, Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni) historic couture pieces (Schiaparelli, Patou, Chanel) as well as more avant-garde and cutting edge pieces by established designers and newcomers on the international fashion scene (Sandra Backlund, Maison Martin Margiela, Mark Fast), will sit side by side to reveal the richness and diversity of knitwear in high fashion.

The exhibition will address the important decades of knitwear in fashion, demonstrating knitwear’s popularity both on and off the catwalk, and unravelling the changing status of the relationship between knitwear and fashion. Thematically, it will showcase the various roles knitwear has played in social and fashion (r)evolutions and will address knitwear’s different and fluid association with comfort, wellbeing and chic.

With ‘Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion’, MoMu and Woolmark proudly present a mix of contemporary and classic knitwear design houses, as well as young designers and historical garments. The exhibition will challenge certain established ideas and show that far from being old-fashioned and dowdy- knitting is highly versatile, luxurious and a continuing source of inspiration for high end fashion.

The exhibition catalogue will be published by the Fashion Museum and Lannoo Publishers (as of March 16th 2011).