5 years later and where are we at?
Things are better, yet the two organizations overseeing remediation, the Alliance and the Accord are temporary.
The Bangladeshi government does not seem to take any responsibility,
nor is there much evidence that will change.
Hindustan Times - Photos: Five Years After Rana Plaza Collapse, Demands for Safety and Justice
The Wire - Five Years After the Tragedy, Bangladesh's Rana Plaza is Still Falling.
Reuters - Five Years After Rana Plaza, Bangladesh Still Needs $1.2 Billion Fix
International Labor Rights Forum - Five Years After Rana Plaza, the Need for the Bangladesh Accord Persists
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 ~
Socialize, learn a new skill, save some money, keep your socks aliiiive!
When: Wed, 27 Dec, 2017, 4:04pm - 5:05pm
and every 2 months on the last Wednesday thereafter.
Where: MECCA - Materials Exchange Center for the Creative Arts
Sign up here.
(This is the first one! So be a doll, and register, so Mikel knows you're coming.)
This here is a celebration at the intersection of