It has been some time since i last posted. Wow, January 2011. There have been many reasons why I haven’t been available to post any updates on this site. I took some very necessary time off which led me to rethink many aspects of my research and artistic practice. With that said, many great things have emerged the last 6 months and my goal over the next few months (as I complete my graduate research and exhibition works) is to document and share my creative embroidered journey!
Over the last two months I have been working hard writing my thesis paper and building my own personal website. www.katherinesoucie.com It is still a work in progress but it reflects the various aspects of my research and practice. I haven’t had the opportunity to share it yet and will include a section on embroidery where I have utilized it in my research and creative practice.
I have also been busy producing new collections under my clothing line Sans Soucie which is slated for a relaunch in fall 2013.
As I gear up to complete my thesis paper and website….I suggest I inspire you by introducing you to Otto Von Busch and two of his latest publications Buddha Style: A discussion about the Buddha’s radical teachings on fashion and forgiveness and Just Fashion: Critical Cases on Social Justice in Fashion
Tara St. James has recently been selected to receive the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award (EDFF) for Sustainable Design for 2011.
St. James is among the seven New York-based designers who will receive the $25,000 grant towards production of their runway show at New York Fashion Week this February. To take a sneak peak at her upcoming collections as well as previous work by this up and coming superstar. I personally prefer her previous collections
but its worth checking out her site! It is a great blog oriented experience into the life of a designer and her creative process.
For more information on her work
Well hello there and Happy New Year.
If you actually follow this blog you may have noticed that I haven’t written, critiqued or event made a relevant comment in sometime. As much as I regret having neglected this practice I have made attempts to post relevant information as well as other inspirational images….writings…etc. that relates to the direction of my current research into the dymanic relationship between art, fashion and commerce.
Before I even begin to discuss such a topic, I think its very necessary for those interested in the fashion ( even if its a guilty pleassure..) come to understand its positioning within society and how its influences they way we communicate. To start here is your homework for this week…read this article…
Silke Wawro graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Institute in
Amsterdam as a graphic designer. Her work, Volksware investigates the creating of
value for a product, and the impact of that on the consumer.
This is a link to her clothing carpet series….seriously inspiring…check it out!!!