Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Pratt Institute fashion student scoops Top Award in Live Couture Event
Pratt Institute fashion student scoops Top Award in Live Couture Event
02
Dec '08
Fujifilm's Z Spot New York kicked off with a Fashion & Technology Panel that featured various luminaries from the fashion, design, education and technology industries going head-to-head on the pervasive interdependence of fashion and technology.

Panelists included:
- Phillip Bloch (Fashion 'Guru' & Celebrity Stylist)
- Kevin "Saer" Leong (Vice-President of Simmons Design and Head Designer for Phat Farm & Baby Phat)
- MJ Diehl (Co-Founder and Creative Director, House of Diehl - Inventor of Style - Battling & Co-Producer of Style Wars)
- Tom Samiljan (Technology Writer and Blogger, AOL's Switched.com)
- Sabine Seymour (Author & Professor, Parsons the New School for Design)
- Jill Singer (Managing Editor, I.D. Magazine)

As technology companies increasingly partner with top designers to create stylish fashions, panelists discussed the interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing and the growing push to create eco-friendly fashion and technology.
Panel quotes:

Attributed to MJ Diehl, Co-Founder and Creative Director, House of Diehl: "Technology is the new little black dress. Ultimately, fashion shouldn't just be pretty, it should be powerful. Everyone needs a little black dress, and by combining the power of technology with fashion, great designers are able to design products to create the lifestyle that people need."

Attributed to Tom Samiljan, Executive Editor, AOL's Switched.com: "Customization is a key trend resulting from the intersection of technology and fashion. Everyone has an iPhone, but it's what you do with it -- for example, adding customizable skins and face plates -- that adds that extra edge of style."

Attributed to Sabine Seymour, Author and Professor, Parsons the New School for Design: "Fashion and technology also merge with the interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology. Any type of technology can be incorporated into garments, but the next step would be to confirm the actual context of use. For example, for communication purposes. This is already starting with small entrepreneurial artists and designers beginning to combine the two, like my company Moondial."

House of Diehl fashion battle
- In a live 'fashion battle' produced by House of Diehl, four students from NYC's top design schools were asked to created couture designs on live models using wide format inkjet photo prints produced by the Epson/Fujifilm Stylus Pro 7880 Wide Format Printer on FUJIFILM Photo Paper Satin 270.
- Prior to the event, each designer was provided with a different color FinePix Z20fd digital camera by Fujifilm -- green, blue, pink and white with pink polka dots. These colors served as the inspiration for the photos which became the "fabric" of the designers' creations.
- The cast of CW's "Stylista," including Ashlie Buttler, Cologne Schmidt, William Buckley, Danielle Scott and Dyshaun Burton, served as guest judges for the fashion battle, and selected Julie Mollo, a junior fashion design major at Pratt Institute, as the winner for her fun, flirty and quirky cocktail dress design inspired by Fujifilm's white and pink polka dot FinePix Z20fd.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Aditya Birla

Textiles | On 20th Jun 2018

'Growth of VSF yarn industry is difficult'

Growth for the viscose filament yarn (VSF) yarn industry is...

Comfort USP of Sensitive Fabrics range of Eurojersey Spa

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Jun 2018

Comfort USP of Sensitive Fabrics range of Eurojersey Spa

Italian company Eurojersey Spa will present in 2019 new embossing...

Certification for Philippine garment firms availing GSP

Textiles | On 20th Jun 2018

Certification for Philippine garment firms availing GSP

The Philippines has adopted rules on securing certificate of...

Interviews View All

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search