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Wil Fry Says Lighten Up It’s Just Fashion

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By the end of New York Fashion Week, we're all feeling a bit overworn. To bring back the fun, I sat down with the mysterious Wil Fry, an Australian designer who has been probing the fashion industry for years. Fry is a graphic designer by day, but runs his experimental fashion projects on the side, exploring luxury, value, materialism, parody, and free booze.

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Visitor Highlights

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From little kids with suggestions for what color to use next, to grown ups who want to know all about my process, I bump into the most interesting people here.  Last week a real highlight occurred, when fashion designer Marjorie Nezin stopped by.

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Highlighting Japanese Fashion: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kuwakubo (Part Two)

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For this post, I will discuss the fabulous Rei Kuwabuko, the name behind the Commes des Garcons house for over 40 years! Kuwabuko’s work is less about color and patterns (a consistent theme with these three designers is the prevalence of black), and more about the subversion of the garment: her work is often asymmetrical, unfinished and often startlingly malformed.

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Highlighting Japanese Fashion: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kuwakubo (Part 1)

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"Beauty in All Things" is an important concept for designers who create beauty that can be worn, such as fashion innovators Issey Miyake (b.1938), Yohji Yamamoto (b.1943) and Rei Kuwakubo (b.1942). These three designers all grew up in the immediate post-war landscape, where the transition from traditional artistry to technological manufacturing was keenly observed. As a result, their clothing challenges the limits of each method of production, creating a modernist hybridized form that simultaneously references and subverts these methods.

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Li-Rong at Open Studios: Handbag design project – Update

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Li-Rong Liao continues her exploration of accessories design. This post unveils her first completed bag in leather, and shares her thoughts on this major shift in materials.

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Re-Introducing Crafting Modernism

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Crafting Modernism (opening October 12, 2011) covers a 25-year period that begins in 1945 with the intersection of craft with post-War Modern design , and concludes in 1969 with innovative works of art that upended traditional concepts of craft. The artists featured include leaders of the 1940s and 50s such as Ray and Charles Eames, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Isamu Noguchi whose designs reflected a growing interest in the handmade, as well as the artists of the 1950s and 60s such as Peter Voulkos, Alexander Calder, and Richard Artschwager.

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Li-Rong at Open Studios: Handbag design project

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For the pass two weeks, I started a new handbag project. Taking what I have designed - the folded clutch, to another level. The folded clutch was originally made in Tyvek. I want to explore the possibilities of using different materials.

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Studio 360

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Patrice Yourdon gives us a peek into her own studio.

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Security

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Patrice has a run-in with the law.

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A dapper look for Bamboo Bike Studio

Josh, BBS member working with a high school senior on a custom frame.

Props to the Bamboo Bike Studio, who look great in their Cole Haan feature and have big things on the horizon.

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