Purchase tickets to the May 27th IFDA Take A Seat auction to bid on these creative seats designed by 26 talented designers…Lane Adeoye, Michael Arguello, Allison Bassen, Carly Bassen, Jonathan Bressler, Jerry Caldari, Cliff Young Intern Team, Gregory Cramer, Iris Dankner & Christopher Hyland, Banessa DeLeon, Nancy Fire, Patricia Fox, Stacey Garcia, Jan Girard, Barry Goralnick, Lorraine Gordon, Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke, Kennifer Mack & Lindsey Smith, Karim Rashid, Esther Sadowsky, Tamara Stephensos & Susan Young, Team Habitat for Humanity, Sara & Moncef Touijer, KathArine Wood, James Rixner & Catherine Wright, Sara Yengle.
I was honored to be asked by one of my fashion students from Parsons to attend the yearly Fusion Fashion Show. Each year this show is organized to spotlight top up and coming fashion designers from the two most prestigious fashion schools in the country. You can go to their site and view all of the work and find out more of the show. All work shown here is property of the designer.
I found it incredibly inspiring to see all the hard work and creativity that went into the looks each of the designer’s looks. It’s interesting to see things that we talk about at Design Works in the creative minds of those who will represent design in the future…
We love print and pattern here and it is alive and well with some wonderful examples by these new designers.
It takes a great deal of skill & creativity to use such diverse materials and substrates. The mixing of the different fabrics and textures adds great feel to each of the pieces.
And a special shout-out to Rhea Goyal from Parsons. She invited me to the show and I’m proud to say that she is one of my students. I see great things from her in class and was wowed by what she showed me here.
I’d say the future of fashion and design is in pretty good hands.
Also known as cursive, longhand, script, joined-up writing, joint writing, or running writing has become a dying, if not already lost, handwriting is something that a few of us remember learning vividly. Initially created because of it’s practical advantages of writing speed and infrequent pen lifting to accommodate the limitations of the quill, it has been relegated to it’s use as a method of decorating. Over 40 states currently do not require public schools to teach cursive reading or writing. How many of you remember these sheets from school?
Fusion of Fashion & Home – Script & Typography. The art of handwriting may not be taught in schools, but the world still embraces it’s use on everything from furniture, to packaging and even skin!
Our designers use script and typography beautifully. Though we live in a world filled with technology, it all begins with the pencil. Note the sketches on paper and the matching final digital printouts. Some of this work is still available from our collection, contact us if you are interested.
Nancy Fire, Creative Director of Design Works International NYC and Design Director of HGTV HOME, is now blogging as well as she travels the world. We encourage you to follow her on her travels as she finds the latest design trends and blogs from print shows, conferences and throughout the cities she visits. With her background in photography and wonderful eye for design, she’ll be showing you the latest things to help you with your own designs and trends. Click here visit her new site and subscribe.
The mood was perfect; snow falling, cool crisp air and a town of “small shops” all ready for the quick approaching holiday season. Ithaca is truly a college town, located in central New York and home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. 28,000 students fill the city when college is in session. These students, as well as Ithaca’s local community, like to “shop small”; both in a place called The Commons as well as College Town.
The basic vibe of this college town is updated vintage with a modern twist. A great example is Petrune, a store which just opened its second location in Brooklyn on 223 Fifth Ave. Trending at Petrune are great mixes of clothing; “Classic Clothing from Every Decade” and very hip home accessories and vinyl records. The wall decor and typography are college town appropriate with sayings like “Boys Club, Bro Shop or vintage bowling alley graphics. In Ithaca, Petrune is located at 126 The Commons and their website is www.petrune.com
Another great find in Ithaca is The Vintage Industry located at 113 West State Street; buying and selling antiques and vintage items. Their vintage window display was so fab that anyone walking by had to check out what was inside. I spotted a Santa cookie jar and Mr. & Mrs. Claus salt and pepper set that were in pristine shape and so awesome and unique.
This is Olivia Royale, owner and designer of The Art & Found Shop located at 117 East State Street at The Commons is a fair trade, sustainable clothing indie brand store that designs many of their clothes right in the store. When asked what was trending, she said “Our plaid free flannel cardigan is because it is a style that is cozy and comfy especially as it is wore as a wrap.”
Tell us about your Favorite College Town Christmas….Happy Holidays!
At Design Works International we love creating trend boards that inspire us in the studio. Since the “softer side of color” is so pretty we love mixing these updated pastels with tones of grays and taupe. Our prints are a bit spontaneous mixing dots, stripes and simple graphics.
At Design Works International we love creating trend boards that inspire us in the studio to create beautiful prints, patterns and trend lifestyle.
Landscape is a romantic watercolor story that is rich in technique and style. Tones of purples and blues are combined to create prints that are inspired by nature.