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Not in  New York for fashion week? If you happen to be flying through Atlanta’s international airport be sure to check out Nancy Judd’s Recycle Runway fashions.  Judd brings new life to things that have outlived their original purpose and displays these intricate items in high traffic locations like shopping malls and airports.

Aluminum Drop Dress

Photos by Eric Swanson


Jacket made from old cassette tape

(Photo by Sandrine Hahn)

(And this is a cassette tape, kids.)



Rusty Nails


(Photos Courtesy of Nancy Judd)




Yesterday, Isa and I had a very nice ending to a day of bad news. We headed up to the American Folk Art Museum for the Fashion Lab in Process panel discussion “Re-Made in America” moderated by Daria Dorosh and featuring a wonderful group of speakers:

Sarah Scaturro, the textile conservator at the Cooper Hewitt; Eileen Fisher; Melissa Kirgin and Xing-Zhen Chung Hilyard of Eko-Lab; Meiling Chen of Fearless Dreamer; Jose Martinez; Gayil Nalls; Despina Papadopoulos; Sabine Seymour; and presenters from Shima Seiki (creator of WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine)

The discussion was meant to examine the future of fashion, and exploring what the next evolution for fashion will be, and whether or not sustainable practices are compatible with technology and further advancements.

The conversation was very interesting, and I attribute this to the wide variety of speakers and backgrounds, as well as great questions coming from Daria Dorosh, founder of FLiP (Fashion Lab in Process) While the conversation went through all the most pertinent topics related to sustainability in fashion, and how possible it is, I was happy that the main idea that came out of the discussion was that it would not be one thing that could save us all, it will be a combination over time — but the key will be to take the developments and educate the consumer.

So many interesting things were touched upon like the WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines, and an interactive app being developed by Jose Marinez that would provide tags in clothing that will pull up vital background information on the garment.

I was also so happy to finally meet Daria, who will be participating in the upcoming Earth Day event with Abigail Doan, and learn more about FLiP:

(EkoLab deconstructions for FLiP)

“Fashion Lab in Process, (FliP™) is a new company created and directed by Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, educator and artist, Daria Dorosh, PhD.

FliP™ uses a public performance process to communicate a sustainable design philosophy with a
social responsibility agenda that addresses the current state of the fashion world and beyond.

The concept behind FliP™ is to bring designers and customers together through a creative retail experience. FliP™ presents fashion surrounded by video, art and performance to celebrate its reconstructed, repurposed, don’t-waste-anything aesthetic. The public is invited to join in the fun, watch a garment makeover, and walk away with a unique fashion purchase.

FliP™ will demonstrate how mass produced fashion can be made sustainable by being transformed into one- of-a-kind fashions through a process that re-values garments and involves the public in a unique fashion experience.

Fashion Lab in Process is ready to share its novel concept and program that increases
opportunities for young designers. To find out how this can be done for retailers who would like a FliP™ fashion makeover in their store, please contact Daria Dorosh, Director.” – (

Which brings me to the plug : )

Help us get you educated — join us Sunday, February 13, 1-4PM for a Fashion Week Mending Brunch!

(Courtesy Dr.X’s Free Associations, Lewis W. Hine)
  • Bring (1) item from your closet that needs some TLC
  • TAC staff will help you transform it through dyeing, screen printing, and sewing
  • Go home happy with something brand “new”!

Hi, my name is Kim and when I am not crunching numbers away in my cubical I am secretly looking at fashion, design, and home improvement websites.  In all this time I have built up a little library I am excited to share with the ladies of the Textile Arts Center and all you loyal textile fans out there.  My entries will center around forward-thinking design which infultrates every part of our lives.  Isn’t it wonderful?

I was watching the Superbowl (only made it through the half-time show) wen Fergie’s outfit caught my attention.  It reminded me of a Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen whose 2011 designs defy all my pre-conceptions of clothing.

Let’s face it: curvy clothing is back.  We were given these bodies, why not accentuate the best parts of us…in futuristic wear.

If you haven’t noticed the craziness of Fashion Week you must be living under a rock.  This season we also had a great line of GreenShows premiering in the Metropolitan Pavilion, and hosted by our very best friends

The GreenShows is the premiere fashion event exclusively committed to eco-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion.  The GreenShows produces a comprehensive canvas for full-length runway shows featuring an edited selection of designers. 

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bright Young Things show this evening, and it was an exciting experience.  Off the bat I met a friendly, conversationalist who was very excited to receive free Hydration Cream by amika.  Then I saw the esteemed Carol Cho from BurdaStyle and Greta Eagan from FashionMeGreen.  All who attended were electrified with excitement and buzzing with anticipation to see Eliza Starbuck’s new designs. 

I was in great company and great clothes.  Eliza Starbuck, the designer, tailored 8 garments that were molded and folded frontward, backward, and inside out to create 16 beautiful, unique looks.  Bright Young Things is a collection that quenches our craving for creativity.  The point and purpose of this line is to design for the girl who has a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear in mind.  Eliza intertwines versatility and sustainability into each piece.  Bright Young Things began as one “little black dress” and is now 8 pieces that allows you to “shop your own closet”.