We are proud to share an update from our sister company, First2print, about and exciting project that they participated in with Christian Siriano. Originally posted here.
The Social Imprint project used viewer tweets to inform an algorithm, which produced a graphic print design, which was digitally printed on silk charmeuse at our NY Studio, and finally was shipped to Christian Siriano who created two garments from it. This project meshed together technology, real-time social response to pop culture and fashion, and was worth the late nights preparing for a seamless production that ran parallel to Fashion Rocks at the Barclay Center. The final garments were walked down a runway at the Gilded Lilly in NYC, which representatives from First2Print were invited to attend.
When you live and work in this city, you often forget how beautiful it is. I love being able to stumble upon moments like this one. The beautiful NY Public Library as a backdrop for art.
It made me wonder… what is on showcase? Is the dancer helping the photographer with her portfolio? Is the photographer helping dancer with HER portfolio? Is the garment the dancer is wearing the focus? It didn’t really matter to me, I was lucky enough to find beauty this morning in our fair city.
It’s always exciting to see things that we’ve worked on out in the world. Here is a wonderful example in the fashion world. Our sister company, First2Print, printed these fabrics for Yigal Azrouël’s Ready to Wear Fall 2015 and you can currently see them on style.com.
Mr. Azrouël, who is Israeli born and is known for his feminine designs and expert draping techniques, produces 90% of his products right here in NYC’s Fashion District.
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.
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an upcoming show that has been organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art which will explore how the Chinese culture has influenced fashion for centuries.
These wonderful images show the influence on such designers as Tom Ford (for Yves Saint Laurent), Roberto Cavalli and John Galliano (for Christian Dior) and how they interpret the use of Chinese patterns and fabrics.
The influence has truly touched every aspect of our lives, and rightly so; the classic design, beautiful colors and motifs. Blending this wonderful culture into our western lives gives us amazing places to live.