“Let’s Protest Patchwork!”

 

The mix ‘n’ match patchwork theme that we saw at Tsumori Chisato continues apace at Christian Dior Fall 2018. The detail is finer and there’s stitch added to hold it all together and embroidered text too to get key Peace and Love messages across.

Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, gives us another culturally-attuned show with women’s empowerment centre stage.

She attributes her inspiration to the sixties’ Youthquake and rising social emancipation encapsulated around the May 1968 Paris riots. We would go a step further and say that elements of this show convey the complexity of women’s freedom in 2018.  For instance, the detailed patchwork fabrics (pictured) that cover dresses, trousers, bags and boots convey a metaphoric fragmentation of Self ‘worn on the sleeve.’

In these dark days of abuser deflection and projection in the highest cultural and historic institutions, victims of denied sexual abuse and harassment are having to ‘pull together’ their shattered selves and re-integrate the very fabric of themselves. This is the symbolic power of fashion and the cultural message that intellectual designers such as Maria Grazia Chiuri are able to expose, consciously or not, through their collections, soundtracks and mise-en-scenes: the metaphoric, material expressions of contemporary culture with a distinctly female authorship.

Join us in reflecting on this further, whilst creating your own textile banner at Textiles Hub London, in one of our workshops that famously integrate the practical, sustainable, material and immaterial:

Dior-inspired Patchwork Banner Workshop on Saturday 27th October 2018, 14:30 – 17:00.

 

 

 

FAST FASHION IMPACTS and Timeless TEXTILS in One Afternoon!

Eventbrite - Sustainability & Unsustainability in the Fashion System  Lecture with a Textiles Couturier to Help You Upskill Afterwards

Our next ground-breaking lecture combines an overview of the negative environmental impacts of fast fashion coupled with a timeless couture sewing class from Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou embroiderer, Eline Le Callennec; plus, much more in the way of sustainable textile design methodologies, analysis and discussion!

Takes place in Slow Studio on December 1st at 2pm. Go to  WOW Events  for details or FAST TRACK BOOKING!

 

Eventbrite - Sustainability & Unsustainability in the Fashion System  Lecture with a Textiles Couturier to Help You Upskill Afterwards

FAST FASHION IMPACTS and Timeless TEXTILES in One Afternoon!

Eventbrite - Sustainability & Unsustainability in the Fashion System Lecture with a Textiles Couturier to Help You Upskill Afterwards

Our next ground-breaking lecture combines an overview of the negative environmental impacts of fast fashion coupled with a timeless couture sewing class from Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou embroiderer, Eline Le Callennec; plus, much more in the way of sustainable textile design methodologies, analysis and discussion!

Takes place in Slow Studio on December 1st at 2pm. Go to  WOW Events  for details or FAST TRACK BOOKING!

 

Eventbrite - Sustainability & Unsustainability in the Fashion System Lecture with a Textiles Couturier to Help You Upskill Afterwards

Postmodernism (Digital) Style and Subversion

Jean-Paul Goude styles Grace Jones, front over of PHOTO, France, c.1981.

Slow Textiles and Make It Digital join forces to create 
The People’s Print
and we are delighted to announce that as such we will be attending the Postmodernism ball in celebration of our latest textile design course at the V&A, London.
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WHAT ARE YOU MAKING?

 
 
At the Slow Textiles group we believe in making things conscious.
 
This is why we craft media. 
 
You can make for 5 years as an ’emerging talent’ graduate.
You can make for 10 years if you find the space and money.
You can make for 20 years if your vision has roots.
You can make for a lifetime if you need it to survive.
 
This is where making conscious comes in. 
 
How far can you see? 
How much further do you need to see? 
How much further do you want to see?
 
It is this focal length that keeps the Slow Textiles Group making, meeting and sharing.
 
 
If you’re interested to learn more,
please join us for a FREE workshop at the 
Slow Design School, London, 4:30pm on November 12th 2011. 
 
Click red circle ‘Slow Design School’, top right, to attend.
 
 
 

Flash View! New Work for Animated Textiles

New directions
Repetitive Triangles II,
Emma Neuberg, 
animated silkscreen print and plastic on paper, 
2011.


Emma Neuberg develops ideas for the next Slow Textiles workshop (taking place at the V&A in September and October). These mark an experimental phase inspired by bringing Italian design house, Memphis, into the digital age.


The initial objective is to bring slow hand processes together with digital crafting for online dissemination and ‘new’ meaning.


Repetitive Triangles II builds upon old textile ‘re-animations’ that Emma created during the V&A Quilts exhibition last year:
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Inheritance I,

Emma Neuberg, 
re-animated rayon, 
2010.