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Eicher interview in Pioneer Press

Joanne Eicher: Encyclopedia of World Dress and FashionJoanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) was interviewed by Allison Kaplan for the Pioneer Press about the upcoming Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion event. Eicher is the editor-in-chief for the project and she and others involved in the project will share stories about the creation of the first comprehensive reference that explores all aspects of dress and fashion. The event takes place Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall. The event is free but registration is required.

Kaplan’s brief interview ranges from Eicher’s interest in how we dress (“You make decisions about how you look by design or default”) to her take on Crocs (“They’re a lot different than a finely crafted, hand-stitched leather shoe”).

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Eicher participates in roundtable during Fashion Week

Just as Fashion Week 2010 was starting earlier this month, Joanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, DHA) participated in a roundtable discussion with Kathryn Earle, publisher of Berg Fashion Library online and Phyllis Tortora of Queen’s College on the critical role dress and fashion play in human existence.

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Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present opens October 2, 2010

Mao to Now exhibition (design by Liu Canming)Based on Juanjuan Wu‘s (Retail Merchandising) book, Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now, the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) exhibition, Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present, opens October 2, 2010 and runs through January 17, 2011. Curated by Wu, Marilyn DeLong (Apparel Design), and Mingxin Bao (Donghua University), the exhibition traces the drastic changes in Chinese fashion since 1949, reflecting the country’s cultural changes.

Divided into three periods — pre-Mao (1912-48), the Mao era (1949-77), and the post-Mao era (1978-present), Mao to Now illustrates how Chinese fashion began to increasingly meld Chinese and Western design expression after Mao. The work of four top Chinese fashion designers — Wu Haiyan, Liu Canming, Wang Yiyang, and Zhang Da — is featured. In addition to the items of dress and accessories, the exhibition will feature photographs by high-profile Chinese journalists and photographers to illustrate the differences between the periods.

A symposium takes place October 1-3, 2010 in McNeal Hall featuring visiting professors and Chinese designers. Additionally, the Friends of the Goldstein hosts its fall fundraiser on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 5:30-9:00 p.m., at the Ritz Theatre, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis.

Image credit: Design by Liu Canming.

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Three Apparel Design seniors win top student awards in fashion sketch contest

Three Apparel Design seniors, Carol Lee (first place), Leslie Randall (second place) and Hilary Hubanks (third place), took the top student awards in Fashion’s Night Out 2010 Fashion Sketch Contest sponsored by Neiman Marcus and MNFashion. Their sketches will be on display in the windows of Neiman Marcus on Nicollet Mall this week.

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Creative Connect at the Goldstein Museum

The Goldstein Museum of Design will host the July gathering for the Minneapolis chapter of Creative Connect on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 6-8:30 p.m. The curator of the Goldstein’s current exhibition, “Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion,” will be available for questions and select items from the museum’s archives will be on display throughout the event.

Creative Connect is a national organization designed to foster conversation and connections between creative professionals in cities around the county. The Minneapolis chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month and invites all creative types to attend.

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Apparel Design alumni to be featured on Minnesota Original

Luci Kandler and Ashley Wokasch‘s (both BS Clothing Design, 2009) Calpurnia Peach, a Twin Cities-based fashion label, is scheduled to be featured on the June 24, 2010 edition of Minnesota Original. The show is broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television, channel 2, Thursday, June 24, 2010, 7:30 p.m. and is also available on the Minnesota Original website.

Minnesota Original is a weekly series showcasing Minnesota’s creative community.

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