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A 1937 Charles James dress.

Fashion Scoops

‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color’ to Debut at the Museum at FIT This Fall

About 80 ensembles will be divided into two sections with the first area addressing the “Pretty in Pink” phenomena with 35 classic examples.

clock July 20, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Carole Baijings and Stefan Scholten.

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Scholten & Baijings to Lead Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Design by Hand Series

The Amsterdam-based couple started by dyeing carpets one winter day in a garden and now run a 12-person design studio with a Piet Odulf-designed garden.

clock June 25, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Patagonia’s Worn Wear vehicle travels to different locations to offer repairs on-the-spot.

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The Repair Economy Gains Momentum

An estimated $500 billion worth of clothing that is barely worn and rarely recycled is lost annually. In simpler math, the average U.S. citizen throws away 70 lbs. of clothing each year.

clock June 14, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

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RISD Apparel Design Seniors Serve Up Fashion Show With a Little Poetry on the Side

RISD Apparel Design seniors were encouraged to consider what their collection would smell like if they were a perfume or a scent.

clock May 23, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Derrick Adams, Isolde Brielmaier, Andi Potamkin, Bettina Prentice, Shari Loeffler, and Michael Chuapoco

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MAD Young Patrons Bring Glitter Grunge Disco Downtown

The Museum of Arts and Design honored artist Derrick Adams on Monday night.

clock May 15, 2018Kristen Tauer

Artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico  cutting paper for an installation led by Dosa' Christina Kim.

Fashion Scoops

Dosa’s Christina Kim Plans Exhibitions in Oaxaca, Marfa, Palm Springs and the RISD Museum

Working with an eight-person team of artists to handcuff papers that look like lace for an installation in a 15,000-square-foot space is just one of the projects Christina Kim is leading.

clock May 10, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Dosa's Christina Kim's Tikdi shawl using jamdani scraps will be on view at the Cooper-Hewitt this fall.

Fashion Scoops

Dosa’s Christina Kim, MIT Media Lab’s Neri Oxman, Gail Anderson Among 2018 National Design Award Winners

NDA winners will have added reason to celebrate at the gala — the museum’s director Caroline Baumann received the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in March.

clock May 8, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Calix by Massimo Palmiero jewelry was shown on models at the Guggenheim.

Fashion Scoops

Calix by Massimo Palmiero Makes Debut in New York at Guggeheim

Without any signs outside his atelier in Rome, Massimo Palmiero has quietly been designing jewels for clients since 1985 and is trying to appeal to New York clients, too.

clock April 26, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Mimi Prober Suits Up Female Performers in ‘Rocktopia’

In addition to her Broadway project, Prober will have a dress in “Fashion Unraveled,” when that exhibition bows May 25 at the Museum at FIT.

clock April 23, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

The Alaïa store in London

Fashion Scoops

Maison Alaïa Opens First London Flagship

This is the Paris-based Alaïa’s first flagship outside the French capital, where it currently operates two stores and sells at shops including Galeries Lafayette, 10 Corso Como and Harrods.

clock April 16, 2018Lorelei Marfil

Tracy Reese deliberately used raw edges to remind people the collection was made by real people returning to Flint's workforce.

Fashion Scoops

Tracy Reese Teams With Artist Mel Chin for Art Project Designed to Raise Awareness of Flint’s Water Crisis

Mel Chin recruited Tracy Reese to design a water-inspired capsule collection that was sewn by workers trying to return to the workforce in Flint, Mich.

clock April 6, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Catherine Latson's "Birch Corset."

Fashion Scoops

The Gilded Age’s Glamour Spotlighted at Hudson River Museum

The work of 20 artists borrows from the Gilded Age aesthetic to relay issues like gender roles and societal tensions at the museum and in a PBS documentary.

clock January 29, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Azzedine Alaia attends Raf Simons debut collection for Jil Sanders Couture fall 2012 show.

Fashion Scoops

London’s Design Museum to Salute Azzedine Alaïa With Retrospective

“The Couturier” will run from May 10 to Oct. 7 at the museum.

clock December 13, 2017Hikmat Mohammed

Christian Siriano's dress for Leslie Jones.

Fashion Scoops

The Museum at FIT Takes a 250-Year Look at the Ideal Body in Fashion

Using the 18th century as a starting point, the body-focused exhibition caps off with more contemporary looks from Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran, Lucy Jones and Christian Siriano.

clock December 6, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

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Montreal Museum Sets Thierry Mugler Retrospective

“Thierry Mugler: Creatures of Haute Couture” will showcase an assortment of his work beyond ready-to-wear and haute couture.

clock October 26, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

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A protest by animal rights activiists CAFT (Coalition to Abolish the Fur trade) against the use of fur by the Fashion industry blockades one of the venues for London Fashion Week in the Aldwych.Anti-Fur Protest, London Fashion Week, UK - 17 Sep 2017

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U.K. Government Should Consider Banning Fur, Post-Brexit  

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