This Week: Changing the Paradigm
Barbara de Vries: "The Un-Fashioning"
Town Friday / July 27, 2018 / 7pm
The Mildred Complex(ity), Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY
Free and open to the public. (The talk will take place at the Department of Interstitchiaries, 25 Bridge Street, 2nd Floor Rear, Narrowsburg, NY.)
Barbara de Vries ( www.barbaradevries.net), the design director behind Calvin Klein's CK brand in the early nineties, will talk about the arc of her design career in parallel with the life and recent death of fashion. A first-hand witness to what she describes as the change "from the creative freedom of the seventies and eighties to the commercial nineties, to the birth of uber brands, the obsession with luxury, overconsumption and the mass nausea that followed in the face of the celebrity culture, pollution, carbon foot prints, abusive labor practices and other impacts on developing countries," she asks: how do we Un-Fashion?
No Social Saturday event this week.