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Nicole Dextras

Artist + Designer, Nicole Dextras in Vancouver

A Dressing the Future

PRESENTED ON JUN 27, 2019
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 49

Nicole Dextras creates all sorts of characters in her shared studio on Granville Island. She worked for 10 years as a set and costume designer for local theatre companies and she eventually found her true passion in environmental art and working with ephemeral plant-based materials. Her process is driven by experimentation and she is known for working with unconventional materials. “While it may be impractical to wear clothing made from leaves, our future depends on the growth of sustainable resources.”

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Plants to Art

BY SOPHIA EPHÍMERA
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

Sophia Efímera uses her presentation to share her work, which uses the endemic species/plants found in the Mexican state of Baja California as material for her art. (in Spanish)

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The Internet of Bodies

BY ERIN LEWIS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

Erin Lewis shares some of her most recent works and where the future of wearable technology is headed.

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Dressing in Jiberish

BY DAVE BOGER
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Dave Bogger and Gabe Anderson are the creators and owners of Jiberish, a clothing store centered around snow, skate, and everday lifestlye with art and design in mind. They go through the process of how they built their company and how how art and attention to detail as their main goals when designing their clothing. 

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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Chicago Plant Rescue

BY LINDSEY TELFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Lindsey Telford and her organization Chicago Plant Rescue find new homes for greenery that's no longer wanted in commercial spaces. 

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Reading Material

BY YEMI AWOSILE
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm interested in materials in their rawest state ... to the point where it's processed, to user intervention, to post consumption and disposal and reuse."

Yemi Awosile presents Reading Material.

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Dressing

BY BECKY SISCO
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 26, 2017

Becky Sisco uses humor to explain her clothing throughout the years.

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Sustainable Development Art

BY BLANCE GARCIA GARDELEGUI
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 09, 2019

lBanca Garcia Gardelegui is an architect and urbanist based in Geneva. She has worked with pritzker priced architects Herzog & de Meuron, taught Architecture in Bangkok Royal University of Chulalongkorn and collaborated as an architect for the United Nations. She holds an MArch from the School of Architecture of Barcelona.