Textile Encyclopedia December 8, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Manufacturers, Organizations and Associations, SCAD, Textile Resources , comments closed
Ever wondered what’s the difference between napping and sueding?
Me, neither. But, thanks to the Textile Encyclopedia, now I know!
Cotton, Inc. just donated some materials to the SCAD-Atlanta resource room including CD’s and information about their educational site – the Textile Encyclopedia. It’s a great resource with definitions and videos explaining every major fabric term including pique, circular knitting, resist printing, twill, single jersey and about 200 other words you just might need to know.
Watch the videos. They’ll make you feel smart. I promise.
- Tiffany Teague
Mass-Produced vs. Custom Suits November 30, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Manufacturers, Organizations and Associations, Sewing and Workroom Supplies , comments closed
Those of you interested in menswear will appreciate these videos which highlight the huge differences in the production processes for a suit that is mass-produced vs. one that is custom-made for an individual.
To learn more about the difference in quality and production in all the types of suits ranging from the entirely machine-made version to the full-on bespoke suit, check out this great website “An English Cut” where Thomas Mahon, a true bespoke tailor, discusses all the ins and outs of men’s suiting.
At the highest end of mens suiting are the tailors located on Savile Row in London’s Mayfair district. In this video, Mr. Mahon, who maintains an office on Savile Row and his production facility in the English countryside, discusses various aspects of his job as a master cutter, including his private relationships with high-profile clients:
“The thing is, because of the nature of what I do, it’s extremely personal. I mean, there’s lots of people who meet Prince Charles – but there’s not many people who meet him in his underwear.”
- Tiffany Teague
Street to Runway Trend – Return to Victorian November 13, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Industry News, Inspiration, Organizations and Associations, Trends , comments closed
A big trend that has been gaining speed over the past year is a new Victorian look in both menswear and womenswear. The New York Times covered the trend yesterday and its influence on contemporary menswear.
This trend has led to a series of “Tweed Rides” across the globe. Beginning in London earlier this year, a group of dandies and ladies dress in their coolest tweeds and take leisurely rides across their city. The trend quickly spread to New York, Boston, Sydney, and San Francisco.
Stylesight, always quick to pick up on these trends, recently posted photos from Antique Elegance (formerly Victorian Elegance,) a biannual Victorian antiques and clothing show in Dallas. To see the entire trend report, go to the Stylesight website and then copy this link into your address bar: http://www.stylesight.com/fashionoffice/board-dynamic.php?boardnum=8799&mypage=1
- Tiffany Teague
Style Wars Friday Night! November 12, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Inspiration, Local Sources, Organizations and Associations , comments closed
What is Style Wars?
Eight of Atlanta’s hottest designers will face off in head-to-head battles—working against the clock, on models, LIVE on stage. Cut, tape, burn, drape: designers innovate to dominate the runway, using vintage garments and household objects to make fierce fashion! A panel of Style VIPs will choose which designer stays and which bites the dust, while ATLs top DJs get their real life DJ Hero on.
” Like an old-school MC Battle, [but] these guys spit out style.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Raising fashion’s already quick pulse to a New York-minute.”
—THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A huge phenomenon. High in suspense and fun.”
—THE LONDON TIMES
“Battle of the most fashionable kind”
Get your Fashion Over Atlanta T-Shirts TODAY! November 10, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Local Sources, Organizations and Associations, SCAD , comments closed
Wanna look IN at all the parties on Thursday? Go buy your t-shirt TODAY!
All the boutiques participating in Fashion Over Atanta will have the t-shirts in stock today.
These Pecan Pie shirts are 100% organic cotton, hand screen printed, and made in the south by our own Clint Zeagler! Go support the local fashion industry!
One place you may want to check out is the Taste Boutique in Atlantic Station. Not only do they have the t-shirts, but as part of Fashion Over Atlanta, they are hosting a jewelry trunk show on Friday Night. Fun!! Thanks to Lawren McCord for letting us know about this!
- Tiffany Teague
Weird Science November 4, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Inspiration, Organizations and Associations, Textile Resources , comments closed
This fascinating article comes to us via SCAD Atlanta student Lauren Driskill.
Austrian fashion designer Sonja Baumel is researching the concept of clothing being formed naturally using the bacteria found on your skin. She interned at a microbiology labratory in the Netherlands where she studied the possibility of creating a “transformation of invisible skin bacteria on our living body to visible bacteria on a body-external medium.” Click here for the full article with some amazing images.
Her combination of science and fashion caused quite a stir at Dutch Design Week last month. Perhaps Einstein was right when he said “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” Einstein was one smart dude, but you can learn the same thing from these dweebs:
Thanks, Lauren, for sharing this with us! It’s fascinating to see someone taking such a new approach to apparel development – no sewing required!
- Tiffany Teague
Night of Spectacles Scholarship Competition October 26, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Inspiration, Local Sources, Manufacturers, Organizations and Associations, SCAD , comments closed
OK. Here is the perfect scenario for all you aspiring designers:
- You get to design a garment for a runway show using materials paid for by someone else.
- Your work benefits a fantastic charity.
- Your creation enters you into a competition for a $1000 scholarship.
Seriously. What could be better?! EVERYBODY wins!!!
Now is your chance to live out that perfect scenario. Each year, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation hosts a fashion show featuring artists who use eyeglasses in their work. This year, they have invited SCAD students to participate! Visit nightofspectacles.org for more details.
What do Michael Fink, Thakoon, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Kimora Lee Simmons all have in common? October 20, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Organizations and Associations, SCAD, Trends , comments closed
They’re all speaking this Saturday
at the Teen Vogue Fashion University!
This weekend in New York, Conde Nast will be hosting our very own Dean Michael Fink at the TEEN VOGUE FASHION UNIVERSITY, a ticketed event for high school students interested in the fashion business.
This year is the fourth annual and it is Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25. It is being held in NYC, where they anticipate approximately 500 students to attend (ticket proceeds benefit the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship). Seminars and hands-on workshops conducted by editors, designers and other fashion professionals are offered in a variety of topics.
- Michael Fink will be conducting his seminar ”Stepping off the Runway: Making Impossible Fashion Possible” on Saturday from 11:20am – 12:20pm.
Seminars and workshops will be led on Saturday, October 24 by:
Thia Breen of Estee Lauder
Eric Daman/Emilia Fabricant
Ann-Sofie Johansson of H & M
Kimora Lee Simmons
Aoife Wasser, Teen Vogue Creative Director
Diane von Furstenburg
If you know of someone in the New York area who might be interested in attending, be sure to let them know about this great event!
- Tiffany Teague
Amazing Trend Resource October 2, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Manufacturers, Museums and Exhibitions, Organizations and Associations, SCAD, Textile Resources, Trade Shows, Trends , comments closed
Yesterday, the SCAD Library announced their recent subscription to the Stylesight website. I am certain that you will find this resource incredibly helpful as you search for inspirational images, design graphics and prints, and research retail, street, and runway trends.
Click HERE to access the site.
- Tiffany Teague
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund September 29, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Organizations and Associations, Professional Portfolios, SCAD , comments closed
This scholarship is available for all full-time Sophomores and Juniors with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. It is a great opportunity for FASM students to present their ideas for a new business model for the Tommy Hilfiger brand. For consideration, all students must submit a personal essay on their aspirations, job experience, community service, and how the scholarship money would be spent – as well as a project based on the instructions laid out in the YMA FSF Case Study. Winning students will receive a YMA Scholarship as well as the opportunity to participate in an exclusive YMA Summer Internship Program. The SCAD-selected finalist will be eligible to also enter a second competition next year where the grand prize is a $25,000 scholarship. Atlanta students should submit the completed scholarship packet to Tiffany Teague (room 252) on November 2, 2009.