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Printing by Hand with Susan Holmes

I recently had the opportunity to attend a printing workshop with Susan Holmes, a renowned fabric artist in New Zealand, where she taught us her tips and tricks of fabric printing using stencils and brilliantly coloured fabric paints – skillfully dabbed on with a sponge. Her quick wit and sense of fun made the experience unforgettable and as a bonus I left with my own …

Intellectual Fashion Show: Q & A with Doris de Pont

Opened on the 8th of October at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, the Intellectual Fashion Show 2016 brought to life artist June Black’s idea of an “intellectual fashion house.” Black’s original exhibition in March 1959 explored the expression of “the self” and brought together her ceramic wall sculptures and paintings as offerings in an imaginary fashion house, complete with an imagined director, …

Semi-Annual Research Award!

We are happy to announce our Semi-Annual Research Award! This year we have decided to distribute two awards: one to a student (MA or PhD) and one to a professional researcher (individual, not whole institutions). Each award will be for $200. US applicants only, please. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Awards will be decided by May 1 and distributed by May 15, 2016. Please note: Anyone …

You should be following: fashion focused Instagram accounts

Instagram is, I think, one of the best platforms for a quick and interesting fashion fix. And I’m not just talking about style bloggers. Rather, some museums, institutions, and art nerds have great Instagram accounts that are worth adding to your social media feed. Below you’ll find two of  some of my favorite accounts. @artgarments This account looks closely at amazing garments in great works of …

Semi-Annual Research Award!

We are happy to announce our Semi-Annual Research Award! This year we have decided to distribute two awards: one to a student (MA or PhD) and one to a professional researcher (individual, not whole institutions). Each award will be for $200. US applicants only, please. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Awards will be decided by May 1 and distributed by May 15, 2016. Please note: Anyone …

Kōrero Kākahu: TVNZ’s fashion-focused foibles

Something curious is happening at New Zealand’s state-owned broadcaster. In documents released to a nationwide paper, the New Zealand Herald, it was revealed that management had chosen to usher in the new year by imposing a new dress-code for its presenters that is arguably more critical of its female staff members than its male presenters. Under the guise of taking a more relaxed approach to reflect our laidback …

Domestic Affairs Hiatus: Rare Paul Poiret Video!

Due to various circumstances in my life outside of Worn Through, I have not been able to do my usual review post this week. I’ve been reading Ford Maddox Ford’s Parade’s End in my ‘spare time’ (do any of us know what that is, anymore?) and after several of the more descriptive passages about clothing, the fashions of the 1910s have been on my mind. So to …

Press Releases vs. Posts

Hi readers, Just an FYI. My in-box has been flooded lately with fascinating emails but those I can not exactly work with. We rarely publish press release material such as event listings, things for sale, new items published, or new classes at schools. However, we do love hearing about all of these things, and so do our readers. Worn Through is aimed to promote conversation, community, …

Pictures! Pictures! A Plea to Readers

Worn Through wants to post your pictures. If you attend a symposium or event, saw a fabulous exhibition (and have permission), or otherwise, we’d love to post some of your pictures that are relevant to our readers of museum professionals, academics, historians, entertainment industry folks, and more! Let’s put some names and faces together of all those wonderful papers and books we read. Let’s let …

Worn Through redesign still in progress

Just wanted to let you know we are still chipping away. You’ll see a few more improvements over the next week or two. Thank you for your patience. Almost done! A big goal with this retooling is so that posts have a longer life. Rather than a post taking over the whole page and disappearing into the past the next day, the new format highlights …

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