Bill Cunningham, that dear, charming, mysterious iconoclast, went and secretly wrote a memoir. It was found posthumously by his family and will be released September 2018.
Above, a clip from his "On The Street" series for NYT, 4/20/15.
SO good to hear that voice!
Anytime I hear the word marvelous, it's with his warm, jovial, crackly annunciation.
"Oh, isn't that just MAH-va-lous?! I thought you'd like to know."
Seeing his documentary in 2013 was a personal game-changer.
It changed what it means to be interested in fashion.
He captured it all:
International fashion weeks, the galas, fundraisers, and most importantly, the everyday looks on the street, recognizing the high and the low, yet treating it all with the same level of care and attention. All while riding his bike in his standard uniform look.
He's considered the godfather of Street Style,
named a NY Living Legend.
and was awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
Yet, most would be surprised by his enormous humility and austere lifestyle.
An individual of incredible integrity, that one.
If you haven't seen Bill Cunningham New York yet, it is highly recommended.
Mark your calendar for a September release date of "Fashion Climbing."
In Bookstores Now
Speaking of "Mah-va-lous" Beings...
Yes, that is a Barbie in her likeness.
NYFW: Fall 2018
When this image came out in Vogue's September 2017 issue,
it was a fast favorite.
It must have hit a nerve, because quilt piecing
was splashing all over Fall 2018.
The marriage of the high impact graphic
feels fresh, while the
old-fashioned medium is a great pairing for sustainability.
Garment-making by it's nature, leaves the maker with perfectly good fabric, just in a strange assorted sizes.
Quilting is a beautiful way to absorb them back into the supply chain.
Read more about the trend here.
Ermergurd. My eyes. They've been blinded with science.
Now through May 13,
the master of 3D printing, Iris van Herpen,
will be exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum, before moving on to Toronto.
Read more about it here
Thank you for being here. Talk to you soon.
What a rascal,
Today the Times announced the late, great fashion photographer had written his memoirs.
Mark you calendar for September!
Read the NYT article here.
Happy Spring Equinox!
Soon, in just over a month, it will be the 5 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse.
If you haven't seen The True Cost, I invite you to watch it this week.
It is an insightful, completely necessary, yet sobering doc,
Please carve out an hour and a half to see it soon.
It's currently on Netflix and or the site, TheTrueCost Movie.com
I can't think of a more concise and engaging way to sum up what has been happening and why it is so very important we ask, "Who Made My Clothes" to the corporations, and to use our dollars to vote for a more fair and equitable world.
Perhaps if you have seen it, please share on social media and/or even consider hosting a viewing.
Know that you have a good resource here among many others, for having a better relationship with yourself and the clothes you put on your body.
Happy Spring & Talk to you soon ~
Hi there, Makers, Menders, and Constituents of Style!
Exciting developments have been rolling out this past month.
Let's get crackin.
...In taking spectacular theatrical risks, reminiscent of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood,
Positively hooked on those honeycomb skirts.
Read on at T Magazine, "Jun Takahashi, The Sorcerer of Fashion" by Gaby Wood. 8/17/17
Now available at ACAST or iTunes.
The ReFashioners is on for 2017!
Last year's denim theme was fantastic - so many clever submissions!
Click here for this year's theme, plus
the blogger inspo line-up.
T- 4 days.
Feeling thankful to all the fine folks out there working to fight fire.
These daring, brave souls not only jump out of planes into wildfire territory, they also sew and repair their own gear.
Read more of Charles Post's story on the Filson blog:
The Life of a Smokejumper: Wait. Jump. Fight. Repeat.
Video from CBS Sunday Morning
Our hearts go out to those affected by flood and fire.
It feels good to give and help.
Please watch this video
before donating materials
and remember monetary donations
make it easier on the organizations and the victims.
That's a wrap for now.
Until next time, friends.
Get in touch with The Maker & Mender's Styleposium
with your platform of choice:
Native Fashion Now is a book and a traveling exhibit of contemporary Native fashion designers.
Currently the exhibit is in Tulsa, OK
at Philbrook Museum of Art
and will run through the first week of 2017.
The exhibit moves on to NYC and will be at
the National Museum of the American Indian
February 17 - September 4, 2017
is a wonderful resource
for Native fashion and is run
by Jessica R. Metcalfe, a contributor to the aforementioned Native Fashion Now.
Not unlike B.Yellowtail Collective,
when you shop Beyond Buckskin
you are supporting individual Native makers,
not larger corporations
who have ripped off
Speaking of rip-offs and cultural appropriation, we were surprised to hear the story of the Seminole nation collaborating with Florida State University to create imagery and rituals that celebrate the tribe.
Learn more below:
The Seams Podcast has many more interesting stories
at the intersection of
culture, identity, and clothing.
Tune in at www.theseams.org
That concludes this week's edition of Styleposium!
Catch you next Monday.
Until then, you know where to find us:
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