Run, don’t walk to the exquisitely curated fashion exhibit “Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse” displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City until April 2017.
The exhibit highlights three female fashion designers from around the globe who believe in the importance of sustainability and reducing the amount of environmental waste in the fashion industry. These entrepreneurial boss ladies breathe life into textile scraps by incorporating them into their designs in innovative and beautiful ways.
Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, states the exhibition is “an illuminating display of design ingenuity.”
Luisa Cevese: Riedizioni
Luisa Cevese hails from Italy and has been creating eye-catching textiles for fashion powerhouses Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Comme des Garçons since 1984. She started her own brand Riedizioni in 1996, applying her passion for reducing waste into her designs. Her creations are made with odds and ends of waste collected throughout the production process and then encased in translucent polyurethane.
Christina Kim: dosa
Christina Kim’s fashion brand dosa, based in Los Angeles, incorporates remnants of fabric to create clothing, accessories and housewares. Her designs reach overseas with collaborations with talented local artisans from India and Oaxaca, showcasing unique handcrafted works of art.
Reiko Sudo: Nunoatwsz
Reiko Sudo is the genius behind Tokyo-based design firm Nuno, which combines old Japanese fabric construction traditions with new, innovative technologies. Not only does Nuno advocate creativity among talented artisans and sell beautifully handcrafted products, but its collections are also featured in museum exhibits all over the world.