NEW #FASHIONautobiography ON SOCIAL MEDIA

An invitation to add to a growing collection of material stories.  Inspired by Charles Darwin’s nephew, George Darwin’s 1872 paper “Development in Dress”, this online collection is part of a research project to create “biographies in dress” where clothes are read as biographies of gender, social climate, biological development, geographic location, personal change and cultural…

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Nabis Inspiration for Textile Designers

Le Talisman, 1888. by Paul Serusier (1864-1927) The Nabis saw their work as a bold new interpretation of their world rather than a revolution against tradition. This bold new interpretation included all over graphic decoration, textile-like ornamental colour and composition and a visceral glow on canvas.   For the textile designer, The Nabis hold enormous inspiration both…

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Working in Groups:

Kuna women doing their applique, 2004. Slow Textiles not only generate timeless artefacts but they expand time.   Engaged in contained, communal process, time stops and all that is slow flows in.   This is our first post and our vision for the Slow Textiles platform is to offer a space, physical, mental and virtual,…

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