Thursday, February 18, 2010

Open Lecture: "Transformation. Material Magic. Memory" by Yoshiko Wada (23 & 25, Hong Kong)

For our friends in Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Poly Tech University's
Institute of Textiles & Clothing (ITC) Resource Centre Fashion Gallery has been very busy. Last year, they put on the exhibition "Innovative Cloths of Junichi Arai" and also organized "Metallic Sound: works by Kinor Jiang & Junichi Arai" at the Bonington Gallery in Nottingham, UK. Next week ITC is hosting a lecture (and workshop) by Yoshiko I Wada and you're all invited! (open to public, registration requested, seats very limited)
view previous HKPTU blog posts here

From ITC:

You are cordially invited to attend Public Lectures on "Memory, where what is new is what is old" and "Transformation, magic materialized" by Ms Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, President of World Shibori Network.

Lecture I: Memory, where what is new is what is old

23 Feb, Tuesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
ITC Resource Centre (MN109)

Some analysis of Japanese fashion design specificity and its translation seen in other designers. The on-going circulation of old feeds into new; low culture transforms into high culture; gender play; raw and refined. The lecture may touch upon the changing mode of technology, materials/consumer taste driven by social and political changes, using historical evolution in kimono industry.

Lecture II: Transformation, magic materialized
25 Feb, Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
ITC Resource Centre (MN109)

A wide range of possibility in material transformation. Explanation of fabric type, treatment processes, texturing and dyeing methods. Also how to transform 2D to 3D; a piece of cloth into kinetic sculpture which is a live fashion. Revisiting the magic of cloth and fiber and how technology impacts them and designers mind.

CONTACT: Yuki Cheng at 27666511 or email
Lectures are open to public, registration requested, seats very limited.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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