News: EKO-LAB AT the American Folk Art Museum FOR “Re-made in America” Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, February 10th, 4-7 pm
2 Lincoln Square
Columbus Ave at 66th St.
Free and Open to the Public

See video of Eko-Lab here

In the context of the Year of the Quilt and the exhibitionSuper 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 Fashion Week begins at Lincoln Center, different sectors of the design community will come together 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 4:30-6pm, 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.

Speakers

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, U.K.. She will lead the discussion on sustainability and wearable technology.

Shima Seiki is an international company that designs and produces eco-friendly WHOLEGARMENT computerized knitwear that has reframed cut-and-sew fashion.
Presenters: Danielle Luzzi, with Lexi Townsend,Akira Tsuno, Willem Van Daal.

Eileen Fisher is a company that promotes social consciousness, fair trade, and sustainability, whose mission is to design products that delight the spirit and simplify life.
Presenters: Amy Hall, Kerri Devaney.

Sarah Scaturro is a textile conservator at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Instructor in Fashion and Textile Studies MA at Fashion Institute of Technology, NY. She publishes internationally about the intersection of fashion, technology and sustainability.

Gayil Nalls, PhD is an artist, theorist, and pioneer of sensorial works, installations, environments and events. Her column, Sensoria: The sensory dimensions of art and culture, is online at psychologytoday.com.

Jose Marinez is a mobile, wearable technology strategist and designer, CEO of Awar3, a mobile software and hardware design house currently developing NFC communication environments.

Despina Papadopoulos is an interdisciplinary Interaction designer, the founder of studio 5050 and Principle Design, and a faculty member at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Meiling Chen is an independent designer of Fearless Dreamer whose work explores the relationship between fashion, art, and visual design.

EKO-LAB is an independent, sustainable design house by Xing-Zhen Chung Hilyard and Melissa Kirgan.

Sabine Seymour, PhD, is a conceptual designer, entrepreneur, professor, researcher, and economist, is the CCO of her company, Moondial, which develops fashionable wearables and consults on fashionable technology to companies worldwide. She is director of Fashionable Technology Lab and Assistant Professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

For more information, contact Daria Dorosh atinfo@fashionlabinprocess.com