iFabric

Last week I made it down to Tilburg, Netherlands to check out the Audax Textile Museum.  The museum has several exhibits on display as well as a completely amazing textile lab (more on that one later!).

One of the exhibits was a new temporary one called iFabric.  This exhibit showcases the works of younger European designers in the fields of textiles, fashion and interiors.  Some of the designers are/were students at some of the most prestigious design schools in Europe—including Central St. Martins in London, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and Design Academy Eindhoven.  In addition to students, there were some young designers who were a part of the museum’s own European Textile Trainees program on display.  The European Textile Trainees program allows for young designers to undertake a working residency in the Textile Lab.

The exhibit was really interesting because it showcased a huge variety of different textile techniques—everything from traditional weaving, knitting and dying techniques to incorporating new technologies and science (there were even some collaborations with chemists and biologists).  Designers played with color, light, organisms, movement and even imitating human hair.

Check out some of the photos that I took of the exhibit.

fashion week merchandise

One of the things I did as a consultant for Nepal Fashion Week was to design merchandise for sale.  We started out this year with a limited number of special edition shirts and are hoping to add to the assortment for next year.  Here’s a photo of one of the models wearing one of the shirts.

prep week in review

 

 

In the week leading up to the event, everyday was filled with preparations.  We had hair and make up trials, fittings, runway practices, merchandise review, our press conference, parties with sponsors.  It was a busy week.  Check out the photos below to see some of what was going on in our busy lives!

make up trial
hair trial
days 2 look after the trial
model fitting
model fitting
short break for the birthdays of two of our models