This 1955 clip from the British Pathe Fashion Archive demonstrates how to create jewelled stockings- enjoy!
This Youtube video by MaterialiseGroup shows the flexible 3D-printing process of “Laser Sintering” used by designer Iris Van Herpen, in collaboration with the architect Julia Koerner and Materialise, to create a dress for her 2013 Haute Couture Collection ‘Voltage’. Enjoy!
Tsuke yaeba, or snaggleteeth, are coveted enough in Japan that a girl group was formed around the aesthetic trend in April 2012, scouted in a dentistry office that specializes in creating the “fangs” or protruding canines. Some dental offices are even offering tween and preteen girls discounts on the procedures, which can cost more than $400. Snaggleteeth are usually defined as crooked teeth, and in the case of yaeba refer …
In this Youtube video posted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf discuss their collection of Turkmen jewelry, on display at the Met until February 24:
You have probably heard by now that French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants. Anyone who has been to Paris (or seen Funny Face, pictures of sixties pinups, The Sartorialist, etc) can tell you that trousers on French women are an inspiring and common sight. However, the 214-year-old law was still on the books until a few days ago, theoretically requiring women to ask …
Happy Holidays! Hope this 1953 Pathé Fashion Reel for Pringle of Scotland helps keep you warm.
In this 2010 Youtube video, the Resident Cutter of the National Ballet of Canada’s Wardrobe Department, Ruth Bartel, explains the process of making the Sugar Plum Fairy’s tutu for a performance of The Nutcracker. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
Artist K8 Hardy uses the runway as a platform for performance art in this piece from the 2012 Whitney Biennial: K8 Hardy, Untitled Runway Show, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/user/k8hardy
With Handmade in Africa, the keynote speech of the 2012 International Herald Tribune Luxury Conference, Simone Cipriani, Head of Poor Communities and Trade Programme & Chief Technical Advisor, Ethical Fashion Initiative, International Trade Centre, discusses ethical fashion production in Africa and the future of creative and business collaboration between artisans and the garment industry:
Deputy Chair and Curator of the Division of Political History at the National Museum of American History Lisa Kathleen Graddy discusses the Jailed for Freedom Pin– given to honor champions of women’s suffrage arrested in June of 1917 for picketing the White House – in this video from the Smithsonian: To view the (QuickTime) video click here: Protest and the Pin 512K_Stream_4b3a8a27d8, or follow this link: http://objectofhistory.org/objects/extendedtour/votingmachine/?order=11 More information on the …