Fashion designs

Back to basics for the magnificent fashion creations of Aoife

What happens when you specialize in beautiful wedding dresses but no one gets married due to a global pandemic? We diversify and that’s exactly what a local businesswoman did. Well-known Ohpelia Bridal founder Aoife O’Broin has turned her talents to fashion design and creates stunning womenswear from her studio in Mornington. “I opened Ophelia 12 […]

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Jessan Macatangay creates fashion designs from drapes and chair frames

Central Saint Martins graduate Jessan Macatangay incorporated deconstructed chairs into his striking fashion collection, to symbolize how people carry the weight of personal struggles. Entitled Finding Beauty and Power in Struggle, the collection is made up of five different looks that gradually become lighter and less bulky, as they gradually include less furniture elements. Each […]

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Ximon Lee on her club-inspired and gender-fluid fashion designs

It seems fashion design, in Lee’s opinion, should work like an elusive dress code in the world’s most notorious club: it’s not as blatant as just dressing in black. Functionality, portability, and texture are what signals affiliation with nightlife, rather than obvious aesthetic cues. “You can integrate [a reference] in a collection and some people […]

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Malawi: Unavailability of fabrics affecting prices and creativity of Malawian fashion models

Fashion design is one of Malawi’s fastest growing industries among young people. However, the high prices of locally produced products have been an obstacle to the growth of the industry. Speaking in separate interviews, three of Malawi’s top fashion designers attributed the challenge to the unavailability of high-quality fabrics in the country. “The challenge of […]

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PAM accepts major donation of fashion designs Geoffrey Beene

“We are grateful for this generous gift from Patsy Tarr,” said Gilbert Vicario, deputy director of curatorial affairs and chief curator of the Selig family at the Phoenix Art Museum. “These one-of-a-kind garments, specially designed for Ms. Tarr by Geoffrey Beene, significantly expand our collection of Beene designs, today one of the most extensive collections […]

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Walton Arts Centers Launches Contest for Recycled Fashion Designs – WWD

WELCOME IDEAS: The Walton Arts Center may seem like a curious place for a participatory display of recycled clothing, but organizers said the concept was in line with its sustainability-conscious organization. Local artists and manufacturers are encouraged to submit their garments made from found objects or scraps that could potentially be featured in the upcoming […]

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4 fashion creations by Karl Lagerfeld in the Phoenix Art Museum

The modern and indelible creations of Karl Lagerfeld, the longtime creative director of Chanel who passed away on February 19, will live in the permanent collection of the Phoenix Art Museum, which offers one of the best fashion design programs in the museum world. The museum acquired four complete looks from Lagerfeld between 2001 and […]