New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!
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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.
From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department
BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30
ON FEB 20, 2015
Hats Hats Hats
"I'm into the idea of being a Manhattan Mad Hatter."
A RISD graduate and recipient of the 2012 MET Museum Costume Institute Accessory Design Award, HEIDI LEE is a NYC-based artist and designer whose hats have featured in VOGUE, V, W, Visionaire, Dazed & Confused, MTV, SHOWstudio, NYT, New York Magazine, The Creators Project, etc. Exhibitions include MOSI Museum’s “3D Printing the Future” and MAD Museum’s “MAD Biennial: 100 Makers that manifest the cultural capital of NYC." Her clientele include Anne Hathaway, Madonna, G-Dragon, Lady Gaga, Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill.
From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress
BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.
Drawing Upon Inspiration
BY PEPE VILLEGAS
@ VOL 34
ON APR 20, 2017
Pepe Villegas draws inspiration from his life circumstances in New York and Miami. Living life on life's terms, he takes the good with the bad to create drawings, paintings, and an art object series based on the fundamentals of his architecture education. He did some modeling along the way too!
Finding Balance With Art and Design
BY NOELLE SHARP
@ VOL 7
ON APR 05, 2019
Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.