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Todd Oldham Fashion — Final Days Of RISD Exhibit

(9.11) I want this jacket. You only have through Sunday to go see the extraordinary Todd Oldham exhibit — ‘All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion’ — now at the RISD Museum. Drawn from the Todd Oldham Studio archives, a substantial portion of which was recently

RISD Apparel Design Seniors — Runway Shows

(5.7) Apparel design seniors at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will debut their creations on the runway at Collection 2016. Two fast-paced runway shows, 4pm and 7pm, take place at the RISD Fleet Library on Westminster Street this Saturday. The eye-opening designs shown at Collection are

‘Swagged and Poufed’ At RISD

Shades of Scarlett O’Hara— I saw it in the window and just had to have it. A new exhibition ‘Swagged and Poufed: The Upholstered Body in the Late 19th Century and Today’ opens Friday at the RISD Museum. In 1890, designer William Morris quipped that

Chambray Shirts — Blue Collars On The Red Carpet

An article in The New York Times illuminates the working class roots of the current fashion must-have, the chambray shirt. Turns out chambray in America has a local provenance. The early history of chambray ­stretches to the French town of Cambrai and a dense linen,

Heavy Metal Threads At RISD

Extraordinary garments from the première fashion houses of the early 20th century (there’s an amazing two-piece Fortuny) are on display now in ‘Golden Glamour’ at the RISD Museum. The wall text explains their local provenance. Raised in Newport, Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry . . .

Guitar Strings Qua Jewelry — Wear Your Music

Check it out, someone is still making jewelry in the Jewelry District. Artist Hannah Garrison solicits used guitar strings from noted guitarists and turns them into bracelets. Providence-based Wear Your Music also sells key chains, earrings, etc. Participating musicians include Brown alum Lisa Loeb, Les

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RISD Fashion Show

(5.10) After months of conceptual development, experimentation and meticulous construction, final garments designed by Rhode Island School of Design students will make their runway debut at COLLECTION 2014. Seniors in the RISD Apparel Design program will show their collections this Saturday at the R.I. Convention

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Interesting French Guy Subject Of Athenaeum Salon

(2.28) Really interesting French guy. The Providence Athenaeum hosts Fashion Institute of Technology Museum Director Valerie Steele for “Octave Uzanne: La Mode Femme in Fin-de-Siècle Paris.” Octave Uzanne (1851-1931) was a French writer and bibliophile, who is known today (if at all) primarily as the

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StyleWeek Northeast Starts

StyleWeek Northeast 2014 starts tonight with all events being held in one place this time around. Jenna Pelletier at the ProJo has this event covered complete with a schedule of events and list of designers with what to expect from each. StyleWeek Northeast is rolling

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RISD Apparel Design Show

(5.18) Collection 2013, the Apparel Design department’s popular fashion show, will take to the runway on Saturday, May 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. After months of conceptual development, experimentation, and meticulous construction, students have an opportunity to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations to the

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‘Artist/Rebel/Dandy’ Opens At RISD Museum

A new exhibition Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion opens Sunday at the RISD Museum. Rather than following strict definitions, Artist/Rebel/Dandy features myriad manifestations of the dandy’s style and persona, from the discreet sophistication and consummate elegance of Beau Brummell (1778–1840) to the romantics and revolutionaries of

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“Artist/Rebel/Dandy” — Salon At Athenaeum

(2.15) In anticipation of the exhibition “Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion” opening at the RISD Museum on April 28th, the Providence Athenaeum is hosting a series of salons. This Friday, exhibit curators Kate Irvin and Laurie Brewer will present the many perspectives that meet and sometimes collide

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StyleWeek Northeast 2013 Through Saturday

Okay, while we are on the topic of design (typography division), aren’t there too many slashes in that date format? I object. Let’s hope the fashion designers in town for StyleWeek Northeast 2013 know better than to overdo the froufrou. There are too many events

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RISD Instructor On New Project Runway

Providence has another designer on “Project Runway.” (Jonathan Joseph Peters represented on Season 7.) Joseph Aaron Segal currently teaches Industrial Knitting at RISD while working as a freelance knitwear designer and lead designer for his two brands, World of JAS and Pretty Snake. He could

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Proustfest Part 2 At Athenaeum

(11.16) Friday’s Salon at the Athenaeum — “Proust’s Duchesse: The Making and Unmaking of a Society Style Icon” — continues the ‘Proust and fashion’ conversation started Tuesday (see below), this time with Columbia University Associate Professor of French Caroline Weber. Weber examines Proust’s friendship with

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RISD Apparel Design ‘Collection 2012’

(5.18) Fashion show Friday night, Collection 2012, the Apparel Design department’s popular fashion show, will take to the runway on Friday, May 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence. After months of conceptual development, experimentation and meticulous construction, students have an opportunity to