Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fashion Field Guide

food for the machine of life aka .nihilism parading as progress
Fashion Ecology and Evolution

How what we wear, do and create impacts what we wear, do and create. The mindful life will design itself. It will be fabulous!

I am almost through with my formal studies is environmental science and communications. The college i am attending is big on social justice, so that is my default major. I can now truly claim to be a meta disciplinary student of life, ongoing and ever changing. This is rock and roll.

Knowing how social injustice impacts access to resources, health, hierarchies and contributes to the Machiavellian and narcissistic attempts to control life, means I have to address it in order to go forward.

This super control of “life” is a bad idea and I can prove it. Then I will be free to go into how fashion can play a part in this re-volutionary drama. Really, fashion, art, poetry, video all have starring roles this next round, as co-creativity usurps procreativity.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Air Dye 2012

This eco friendly, as in water saving, dye technique was on the cat walk recently - part of the  fanfare created by the stakeholders of New York Fashion Week AirDye is for synthetic fabrics as is heat set but win some is better than none.
"Each Costello Tagliapietra dress dyed and printed with AirDye saves 45 gallons of water and 95 megajoules of energy."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Going to a meet-up in a few weeks and in my rsvp comment i wrote,
"i want to know what fabrics they carry that might be considered eco sane. (is a lesser/more thing as yet) I know the Northgate store carried some nice hemp weaves and knits, clean processed bamboos, tencel (?) & "healthy" organic cotton- if local water supply isn't endangered- etc. Also new dye techniques are being created to offset the coal tar "norm" This is the elephant in the fabric shop perhaps, but so be it!! -& This is just the tip of the trunk "

Sometimes speaking up is tricky, you never know what kind of reception you will get. This takes the "box of chocolates" metaphor to the next level. If the focus is on the chocolate and not the how, what, where, why and the whole of cocoa bean possibilities, we lose much in both the concept and the reality.

Happy Valentines Day, though i cringe at the market's absurd takeover i laud the sentiment. Today i promise to choose love over fear, that is my challenge, feel free to make it yours.

satin, velvet, beaded, embroidered valentines that 
hang on my wall to remind me of that which is truly valuable.