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NYC – 9 Exhibits in 4 Days


I am off to NYC on Wednesday for an exciting Wearables in NYC Exhibitions research trip for Art Center College of Design.  I will be sketching as well so follow me on Facebook and Instagram Here is my list of … Continue reading

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BERLIN FOR THE SUMMER


HEAD TO TOE BERLIN Check out our new online Blog/Magazine On June 1, 2015, I am taking a group of 10 students from Art Center College of Design to Berlin for Study Abroad.  We started with 3 weeks of preparation … Continue reading

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INNOVATION & FASHION


My Product Design students at Art Center College of Design have been struggling with what it means to be an innovative designer in today’s global market. The Oxford Dictionary defines INNOVATION as – The action or process of innovating, a … Continue reading

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More 30 Second Sketches


Once you get the basic gesture down, basic shape and form language are everything…no shading, no rendering.
Check out the previous post on THE 30 SECOND SKETCH for a body template you can use.
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The Mood Collage: Dissecting Trends


So twice a year, I do what most fashion design schools have their students do. I make a MOOD COLLAGE. The one shown here is a collage of photos from 5 months worth of fashion magazines from this Spring and Summer. I usually start by just tearing out anything that “speaks” to me. I look for COLOR, TEXTURE, PATTERN & FORM LANGUAGE. Continue reading

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Cleopatra Style


My inspirations come from all types of sources: art, design, architecture, organic and of course historic sources.  The designs I develop might be the intersection of a source from an exhibition with a materials experiment I have been working with.  … Continue reading

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A Busy Spring Indeed


Welcome to my blog.    I will be posting my artwork, as well as student work, video and stories of my adventures in teaching, illustrating, designing and writing about fashion, costume, and apparel art.    It has been a very busy Spring, … Continue reading

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