Thursday, February 10, 2011

'Re-made In America' Kicks Off NY Fashion Week

Congratulations to Daria Dorosh for the organizing of 
'Re-made in America' which takes place today as part of the official opening 
of New York Fashion Week (image courtesy of Daria Dorosh)

In the context of the Year of the Quilt and the exhibition Super Stars: Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum, Fashion Lab in Process honors the spirit of re-invention with Re-made in America.  This roundtable discussion will be held at the American Folk Art Museum's Branch Location at 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th St., on Thursday, February 10th, 4 -7 p.m.

As New York Fashion Week begins at Lincoln Center, different sectors of the design community will come together at AFAM to discuss how fashion is being changed by social consciousness, sustainability, and the fusion of fashion with technology.

What will be the next evolution for fashion? Is sustainability compatible with technology?  Meet the professionals who will discuss these important fashion trends and demonstrate them with examples of their work.

The discussion will take place from 4:30 - 6 p.m., followed by an opportunity to meet the speakers and see their work from 6 - 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Daria Dorosh, PhD, Director of Fashion Lab in Process, is an artist and adjunct faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and SMARTlab, Digital Media Institute, University of East London, UK.. She will lead the discussion on sustainability and wearable technology.  

Other esteemed participants include Shima Seiki, Eileen Fisher, Sarah Scaturro, Gayil Nalls, PhD, Jose Marinez, Despina Papadopoulos, Meiling Chen, EKO-LAB (Xing-Zhen Chung-Hilyard and Melissa Kirgan), and Sabine Seymour, PhD.
  
For more information, contact Daria Dorosh at info@fashionlabinprocess.com

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